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Call for proposal PROGRESS: Support to civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between women and men (Themes: gender pay gap and gender equality in economic decision-making)

Call for proposal  PROGRESS: Support to civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between women and  men (Themes: gender pay gap and gender equality in  economic decision-making) 






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.


Specific priority areas for action.

1. Actions addressing the gender pay gap;

2. Actions promoting gender balance in economic decision-making positions.




The total estimated budget available for this call for proposals is EUR 3 618 122. The EU grant applied for should not be lower than EUR 250 000. Given the budget amount  available, this call is expected to co-finance a total of about 10-15 projects. The grant cannot constitute more than 80%  of overall eligible project costs. Contributions “in-kind” are neither an eligible cost nor are they accepted as income of  the project. They cannot be included in the project budget.


Eligibility criteria


Applications from national, regional and local authorities and national equality bodies are not eligible under this call as applicants, but they can participate as partners in the projects.


Applicant must be a:

  • non-profit making body, such as non-governmental  organisations, social partners
  • higher  education institutions,
  • research centres
  • institutes.


Eligible countries:

  • EU Member States: all Member States of the EU.
  • EFTA States that are parties to the EEA Agreement i.e. Iceland,  Liechtenstein and Norway.
  • Candidate and potential candidate countries participating in PROGRESS: Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.


Deadline: 28 August 2013, 12:00 CET


For more information and call documents click here.

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Call for tender: Future MED Programme 2014-2020 preparation

Public tender: Future MED Programme 2014-2020 preparation

In the framework of the preparation of future MED Programme 2014-2020, the Managing Authority wants to outsource the following services:

– Development of the ex ante evaluation;
– Development of the strategic environmental assessment;
– Development of the indicator system.

Subject of the contract

In the framework of the preparation of the future Med programme 2014-2020, this contract, organized by the Managing Authority of the Med programme, aims to outsource:

–          the tasks of elaboration of the Ex-ante evaluation in order to improve and enhance the final quality of the next Med Operational Programme ;

–          the tasks of elaboration of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in order to improve the quality of the programme at the time of its writing and during its implementation ;

–          the tasks of elaboration of the Indicator System. Within the framework of the TF, a working group of experts designated by the Member States was set up. This working group will collaborate with the experts selected through the present tender with the aim of elaborating the Indicator System of the future Programme.

This present consultation will be made in 3 separate lots.

Lot n.1: Elaboration of the ex-ante evaluation for the next Med Operational Programme 2014-2020

Lot n.2: Elaboration of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for the next Med Operational Programme 2014-2020

Lot n.3: Elaboration of the System of Indicators for the next Med Operational Programme 2014-2020

Required skills

For all 3 lots:

The expert(s) must have the following profile:

–          Very good knowledge of methods and tools for evaluating programme

–          Good knowledge of policies and strategies for regional development in the Mediterranean region.

–          Very good communication skills and be able to write and speak fluent English and French. All documents produced will be prepared in English and French. The meetings will be conducted in English and French. In addition, providers must be able to effectively coordinate their work with other selected experts.

The public procurement is open until 25th of June 2013, 4 pm (16.00h).


For more information click here.