The C-Care project (Covid Channel Area Response Exchange) is part of the Interreg France Channel England program and aims to address some of the socio-economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The different actions put in place aim to provide support to

  • To individuals to acquire new knowledge and skills in order to facilitate access to employment, become self-employed or create a business.
  • To companies, in the form of advice, vouchers and grants, to help them develop new business models to respond to market changes and new customer behaviors, while ensuring a green, inclusive and sustainable economic recovery.

Specifically, CESI’s work focuses on helping SMEs adapt their business models for a sustainable recovery and consists of:

Project leader: Kent County Council

Partners: New Anglia LEP, Norfolk County Council, Plymouth City Council, Hauts-de-France Region, Pas de Calais Tourism, Finistère Department and CESI.

Launch: April 2021

Duration: 2 years

Overall project budget: 6.7 million euros