CERV - Proposals to promote gender equality

Deadline :
April 9, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 10 100 000.
Partners required:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities).

Funding Programme

Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) is the EU's funding programme for citizens' engagement and the implementation of EU rights and values.

Call overview

The aim of this call is to support, advance and implement comprehensive policies to promote women’s full enjoyment of rights.

Call detail

The objective of this call is to support, advance and implement comprehensive policies to promote women’s full enjoyment of rights, freedom from gender stereotypes, gender equality, including work-life balance, women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming. Policy initiative supported: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025.

The priorities of this call are:

  • Tackling the root causes of the gender care gap by promoting a gender-transformative approach and challenging gender stereotypes
  • Supporting the implementation of the provisions of the Pay Transparency Directive.

Activities funded

1. Tackling the root causes of the gender care gap through a gender-transformative approach and challenging gender stereotypes:

• Design of new approaches to encourage a dual earner dual carer model and to tackle gender stereotypes;

• Capacity building and training, including of human resource managers, representatives of public authorities, social partners and other concerned stakeholders including from civil society organisations;

• Mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation between different actors;

• Dissemination of information and awareness raising, including via social media or press campaigns.

2. Supporting the implementation of the provisions of the Pay Transparency Directive

• Development of guidance, tools, and checklists for the assessment and comparison of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value within the same employer, including the implementation of gender-neutral job evaluation and classification systems, for the use of public and private employers and more generally social partners in the context of collective bargaining;

• Development and conduct of training programmes to build capacity of employers and social partners in assessing equal pay for equal work or work of equal value and implement gender-neutral job evaluation and classification systems;

• Promotion of gender-neutral job evaluation and classification systems;

• Monitoring implementation of the concept of work of equal value via the assessment of existing job evaluation systems and pay classification schemes by employers and those used by social partners and recommendation for amendment when necessary to comply with equal pay principle and gender-neutral criteria.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible under the first priority (Tackling the root causes of the gender care gap through a gender-transformative approach and challenging gender stereotypes) grant applications must comply with all the following criteria:

a) the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:  

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)  
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) or non-EU countries: countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature  

b) Organisations which are profit-oriented may apply only in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;

c) Activities must take place in any of the eligible countries;

d) The project can be either national or transnational;

e) The application must involve at least two applicants (lead applicant and at least one co-applicant not being affiliated entity or associated partner).

To be eligible under the second priority (Supporting the implementation of the provisions of the Pay Transparency Directive), grant applications must comply with all the following criteria:

a) Lead applicants must be EU national authorities responsible for implementation of the provisions of the Pay Transparency Directive (e.g. responsible Ministry or national agency); with only one application per Member State being accepted;

b) Co-applicants (if any) must be international organisation or public entities or private organisations, formally established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) or non-EU countries: countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature  

c) Activities must take place in any of the eligible countries;

d) The project can be either national or transnational;

e) The application may involve one or more organisations (lead applicant and co-applicants).

Budget

Project budgets (minimum grant amount applied for) cannot be lower than EUR 100 000. No limit is set for maximum grant amount.

Project duration

Maximum duration is 24 months.

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Deadline :
April 9, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 10 100 000.
Partners required:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities).