Currently available funding
Work-life balance improved
This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoU, the concept note and comments made by the FMC. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.
The Programme Operator is the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG). The Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (LDO) is the Donor Programme Partner (DPP).
The programme objective is “Work-life balanced improved”. The programme shall support projects within the following Programme Areas (PAs):
- PA 04 “Work-life Balance”
Within this PA, the programme shall support the outcome “Enhanced gender equal opportunities in the labour market” (Outcome 1) by way of three calls for proposals (calls no. 1, 2 and 3), one small grant scheme (SGS no. 1) and three predefined projects (PDP): “Equality Platform and Standard” (PDP no. 1) and “Ge-HEI – Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions” (PDP no. 2) and “Gender Equality Opportunities in Senior Management” (PDP no. 4). Call no. 1 will support projects on job evaluation systems and on practical instruments for human resources professionals. Call no. 2 will concentrate on ungendering choices and behaviours. SGS no. 1 will support projects on economic analysis of the impact of gender equality aimed at reducing the gender pay gap, reducing occupational segregation, increasing the value of unpaid work and a more equal division of unpaid work. SGS no. 3 will support projects on the improvement of the legal system to foster gender equality.
- PA16 “Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency”
Within this PA, the programme shall support the outcome “Improved accountability systems for women’s equal participation” (Outcome 2) by way of one call for proposals (call no. 5) and one pre-defined project “National Statistics System on Gender Equality” (PDP no. 3). Call no. 5 will support projects on gender mainstreaming in sectorial, local and regional policies, and on establishing participatory processes at local and regional level with a focus on cooperation between local authorities and civil society as well as on vulnerable geographical areas and groups.
- PA 22 “Domestic and Gender-based Violence”
Within this PA, the programme shall support the outcome “Improved system for the protection and prevention of domestic and gender-based violence” (Outcome 3) by way of one call for proposals (call no. 4) and one small grant scheme (SGS no. 2). Call no. 4 will support projects on improving the system for interinstitutional coordination in the support to victims of domestic and gender-based violence, on preventing domestic and gender-based violence among vulnerable groups and on evaluating measures aimed at perpetrators of violence. SGS no. 2 will support the development of prevention programmes or youth support strategies.
The programme shall focus on gender equality and work-life balance with a special concern on research, local development and social cohesion.
No more than 50% of the total eligible expenditure of the programme areas “Work-life Balance” and “Domestic and Gender-based Violence” shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).
The programme shall focus on gender equality and work-life balance, with a special concern on research, local development and social cohesion. Pre-defined projects with relevant donor project partners in the areas of gender equality and work-life balance, especially on 1) gender pay gap; 2) national data systems to promote work-life balance and gender equality; 3) gender mainstreaming in education and vocational training, may be explored in the concept note phase.
€100,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.