17 June 2013

Support for gender equality


Deadline: 28 August 2013  

PROGRESS is the EU employment and social solidarity programme, set up to provide financial support for the attainment of the European Union’s objectives in employment and social affairs.
PROGRESS supports, with this Section 5, the effective implementation of the principle of gender equality and promotion of its mainstreaming in all EU policies. The general objective of this call is to support actions from the civil society and other relevant stakeholders to promote equality between women and men and to achieve the objectives defined in the Commission's Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010-2015 and in the European Pact for Gender Equality 2011-2020.
Two specific priority areas for action:
  • Actions addressing the gender pay gap: The European Commission therefore encourages the effort of all stakeholders, such as social partners, business associations, NGOs and research institutions to establish transnational partnerships and work together to contribute to tackle pay inequalities and reduce the GPG.
  • Actions promoting gender balance in economic decision-making positions at all levels of the hierarchy, the European Commission encourages key stakeholders (social partners, business associations, recruitment agencies and head-hunters, business schools, universities and research institutes, public bodies, media, etc.) to establish transnational partnerships and work together to contribute to improve the situation.