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Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme – closing gender gaps over the life-course – 2020

Grants for project aiming to create an area, where equality and human rights are promoted, protected and effectively implemented

3.933 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions European Union

* Iceland, Republic of Serbia

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Priorities and funded actions

* To raise awareness of gender equality issues from an early age;
* To fight differential treatment of girls and boys and of women and men according to gender assumptions; 
* To tackle gender stereotypes in education and early childhood care;
* To address the potential and pitfalls of digitalisation on educational and professional choices

* Priority 1: tackling gender stereotypes in education and early childhood care;
– Changing attitudes, behaviours and practices that hamper progress towards equality and restrict the potential of girls and boys
* Priority 2: tackling gender stereotypes in educational and career choices in a digitalised world

Among financed actions
* For priority 1: 
– Activities tackling negative attitudes and stereotypes with regard to gender roles in early childhood education and care systems, and educational and career choices;
– Awareness-raising, education and empowerment activities;

* For priority 2: 
– Activities focusing on the impact of digitalisation on career and professional choices;
– Exchange of good practice, mutual learning, seminars;
– Training activities for professionals of childhood care in the education sector and in the world of work

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: up to 24 months 

* Eligibility:
– Be a public body, a private organisation or an international organisation;
– Profit-oriented organisations may only submit applications in partnership with public bodies or private non-profit organisations;
– Involve at least two organisations actively involved in the implementation of the proposed action;
– Be established in EU Member States, Iceland or Republic of Serbia

– Actions must take place in the European Union, Iceland or Republic of Serbia


* Amount of the grant: minimum 75,000 euro; 

* Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs

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