Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) is the EU's funding programme for citizens' engagement and the implementation of EU rights and values. Read more about CERV here.
The aim of this call is to support, advance and implement comprehensive policies to promote women’s full enjoyment of rights.
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:
- Equal participation and representation of women and men in political and economic decision making.
- Tackling gender stereotypes, including with a focus on youth, and in advertising and the media.
Activities to be funded under this topic:
- Equal participation and representation of women and men in political and economic decision making:
- development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of comprehensive national strategies by Member States’ responsible authorities to achieve equal participation/representation of women and men in politics and economic life;
- mutual learning and identification/exchange of good practices between Member States’ responsible authorities and/or between relevant stakeholders, such as equality bodies, civil society organisations, in particular women’s organisations, and the media; development and/or dissemination of highquality tools and/or successful strategies aiming to achieve equal participation/representation of women and men in politics and in economic life;
- awareness-raising activities, such as seminars, conferences, campaigns, publications, press activities and social media campaigns, which can include awareness raising about the business benefits of balanced participation of women and men in corporate leadership positions.
- developing/strengthening cooperation/networking between key stakeholders, such as national and/or regional/local authorities and/or their associations, equality bodies, civil society organisations, in particular women’s organisations, and increased coalition building.
- Tackling gender stereotypes, including with a focus on youth, and in advertising and the media:
- awareness-raising and empowerment activities, in particular activities tackling negative attitudes and stereotypes with regard to gender roles and expected behaviours of men and women, girls and boys, and providing alternative models or choices;
- capacity building and training for relevant professionals, in particular awareness-raising activities for professionals working with youth (e.g. in schools or extracurricular activities), or professionals in the media and advertising sectors;
- exchange of good practices, mutual learning, in particular, activities promoting good practice examples of organisations, structures or companies which address gender stereotypes and provide alternative models.
In order to be eligible for funding, 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
- organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;
- the project can be either national or transnational;
- the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);
- the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000.
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities).
Project budgets (minimum grant amount applied for) cannot be lower than EUR 75 000. No limit is set for maximum grant amount.
Projects should normally range between 12 and 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).