Calls for proposals

This call for proposals covers at least one of the different grounds for discrimination listed in Art. 19 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. 

The Priority 5 of the call is restricted to public authorities and aims at promoting non-discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

This entails actions to prevent and combat discrimination on the ground, as well as initiatives aimed at empowering, supporting and protecting groups and individuals affected by forms of discrimination, e.g.:

  • enhanced citizens’ awareness of their right to equal treatment without discrimination;
  • improved support to victims;
  • enhanced cooperation promoting equal treatment/improved response to discrimination;
  • decreased discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Indicative budget € 1 000 000

More details on the European Commission's website


Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 1 April, 2020

One of the fundamental issues to tackle in order to reach gender equality is the persistence of gender stereotypes, which start from a very young age onwards and keep on influencing choices with regard to employment and combination of work and private life. 

This call for proposals shall focus on actions in order to raise awareness and tackle gender stereotypes in education, in particular in early childhood education and care and in schools, and in educational and occupational choices in a digitalised world.

Activities shall include:

1. Tackling gender stereotypes in education and early childhood care

  • 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; in particular awareness-raising activities for professionals of pre-school and school systems on an education, work and life free of stereotypes, including gender roles and attitudes towards domestic work, care, work and public life.

2. Tackling gender stereotypes in educational and career choices in a digitalised world

  • activities focusing on the impact of digitalisation on career and professional choices, highlighting its opportunities and tackling potential hindrances as well as mitigating the risks that certain digitalised instruments bring about in intensifying gender stereotypes (e.g. gender bias through use of algorithms for recruitment procedures);
  • exchange of good practice, mutual learning, seminars, in particular, activities promoting good practice examples;
  • training activities for professionals of childhood care in the education sector and in the world of work; or with regard to overcoming gender stereotypes and roles in early childhood environments and in a digitalised world.

More details on the European Commission's website


Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 1 April, 2020

Businesses of the future should harness the skills and assets of all generations to enable people to work together and thrive through enterprise. This year's Smart Ageing Prize will reward solutions that support, empower and inspire older adults to engage in entrepreneurship, for example through the creation of intergenerational teams and skills-sharing, or digital solutions to help bring to life the entrepreneurial ideas and energy of the 60+ age group.

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Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 26 February, 2020

This Erasmus+ call will support projects that either:

  1. help to establish new national or regional networks of adult education providers; or
  2. provide capacity-building support to existing national or regional networks of adult education providers; or
  3. strengthen existing transnational networks of adult education providers.

These projects should help build up the capacity of Adult Education providers to implement European policy on adult learning at national and regional levels.

Proposals should foster European cooperation between different providers (and relevant stakeholders) on either:

a) Specific themes in adult learning, or
b) Specific innovative pedagogical approaches in adult learning, or
c) Specific adult education learner groups, or
d) Specific organisational management themes, or
e) Specific models of Adult Education, or
f) Adult education generally.

An online information session is planned for 15 November. 

More details available on the page of the call


Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

Proposals under that call should develop and validate new solutions leading to smart living environments for ageing people, supporting independent active and healthy lifestyles. The proposed research and innovation action should be in collaboration with parties from Japan or Canada.

Read more on this call here


Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 22 April, 2020
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