Nordic solutions for investing in gender equality in the labor market are garnering more and more interest globally. Help share the story of how investments in gender equality foster employment, family wellbeing and economic growth, bringing us closer to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Apply to this open call to share knowledge and showcase experiences on gender equality in your country or region through an upcoming (virtual) event or advocacy initiative. Nordic diplomatic missions are uniquely positioned to do this in a way that is grounded in local discussions and planned together with local partners, while bringing the added value of sharing five Nordic countries’ collective knowledge.
The Nordic Gender Effect at Work-initiative works to share Nordic experiences on gender equality and work-life within these focus areas:
- Flexible working life solutions
- Shared parental leave and parenthood
- Gender equality in leadership and at work
- Affordable and quality childcare solutions
Virtual events, policy workshops or advocacy initiatives
The call is open to activities taking many forms. You can for example organize a stand-alone virtual event, policy workshop or roundtable, or you can connect a gender equality component to an existing advocacy initiative. Your initiative can also take the form of communication initiatives to raise awareness of a critical issue relevant to the country or region in which you operate.
We will prioritize applications that demonstrate local relevance and draw on local experiences in promoting gender equality in the labor market. Local partners can be authorities, NGOs, universities, private sector actors or UN actors. We encourage the Nordic diplomatic missions to mind the necessary COVID-19 restrictions and include flexibility and creativity into the activity.
The Nordic Gender Effect at Work-initiative looks forward to receiving your proposal!
Important information before you apply
Applications must fulfil the following criteria:
- Describe a local interest or demand for the proposed activity.
- Highlight gender equality solutions in the labor market and communicate a strong Nordic story.
- Involve at least three partners, where at least two represent diplomatic missions from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland or Iceland.
- The activity must be completed between 15 February – 30 June 2021.
We will prioritize activities that:
- Foster knowledge-sharing and cooperation between Nordic countries and the region or country where the diplomatic missions operate.
- Include a regional perspective in the region where the diplomatic missions operate.
- Use The Nordic Gender Effect at Work knowledge hub (linked below).
- Include co-funding showing local commitment.
- You must submit a full proposal. It is not possible to save and return to it later. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your proposal attached.
- It is possible to apply for funding ranging from 50,000-100,000 DKK from a pool of 400,000 DKK.
- Only Nordic diplomatic missions outside the Nordic region may submit proposals, and only one diplomatic mission can be listed as the main applicant.
- The proposal must be written in English. The activity can be executed in other languages.
- Funded proposals are required to return an evaluation after completion, where you report on implementation, attendees, costs and outcomes.
- The Nordic Council of Ministers applies the EU regulations on procurement and state aid in the allocation of project funding.
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Incoming proposals will be reviewed after the deadline 31 January 2021 and all proposals will receive notice in February 2021. The Nordic Gender Effect at Work-initiative is not planning to repeat the open call in the future.
Reading list before you submit your proposal:
- Knowledge hub “The Nordic Gender Effect at Work: Nordic experiences on parental leave, childcare, flexible work arrangements, leadership and equal opportunities at work”
You can receive more guidance, a toolbox with materials and more reports from Project Manager Line Christmas Møller at the Nordic Council of Ministers on request.