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CERV – Call for proposals to promote gender equality – 2024

CERV - Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme aims to protect and promote European Union rights and values and to contribute to sustaining and further developing open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive societies based on the rule of law.

10.1 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference CERV-2024-GE
Program Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation

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Priorities and funded actions


To support, advance and implement comprehensive politices to promote women’s full enjoyment of rights, gender equality, including work-life balance, equal pay between women and men, women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming.


  • Priority 1: To tackle the root causes of the gender care gap by promoting a gender-transformative approach and challenging gender stereotypes
  • Priority 2: To support the implementation of the provisions of the Pay Transparency Directive

Among financed actions

  • Priority 1:
    • Design of new approaches to encourages a dual earner dual carer model and to tackle gender stereotypes
    • Capacity building and training, including of human ressource 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
  • Priority 2:
    • 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

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 24 months


  • Be a legal entity
  • Be a private or public entity
  • Be an international organisation or be established in one of the eligible countries
  • Organisations which are profit-oriented may apply only in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations
  • Total budget of the call: 10.1 million euro
  • Amount per priority:
    • Priority 1: 4 million euro
    • Priority 2: 6.1 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: 100.000 euro
  • Co-financing rate:  80% of the total eligible costs

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