Funds for European Aid to the Most Deprived
FEAD stands for Funds for European Aid to the Most Deprived and is mostly referred to as EHAP (European Aid Fund for the Most Disadvantaged People). In Austria, this fund is used to finance the start-up package of the Ministry of Social Affairs since 2015. Its aim is to balance the stress level at the beginning of the school year, to help low-income households and to make a positive contribution to the motivation of children and youngsters. The project so far is unique in Austria in terms of its structure and size. While around 33,000 school starter packages were distributed in 2015, this number has increased to over 45,000 packages by 2018. Families who live from minimum income are eligible (comparable to ALG II / Hartz IV in Germany).
Database, hosting and support for the FEAD planning period 2014-2020
As part of the FEAD project, a web application for the implementation of the FEAD structural funds in Austria has been developed and made available. The web application is based on Eureka4.0, developed by ECG, and meets all e-Cohesion requirements of the European Commission. As part of FEAD in Austria, so-called school starter packages are given out free of charge to pupils in need. A special feature of the FEAD project is that, in addition to mapping the “classic” funding processes, the ordering and issuing processes for the school starter packages are also mapped in Eureka in accordance with funding requirements.