In recent years the EU has made it its mission to reduce gender gaps across all Member States of the EU. As a result of its work, it has been successful in reducing the gender employment gap across Europe by 11.5%. Notwithstanding this, the gender pay gap has remained unchanged at 16.2%. The Commission has identified that to reduce this gender gap it is important to improve the work-life balance.  

Through the call for proposals on “closing gender gaps over the life-cycle – work-life balance for women and men – a better sharing of care” funded through the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme”, the EU is funding activities which: 

  • Tackle negative gender stereotypes with regard to care; 
  • Awareness raising activities; 
  • Exchange of best practices; and  
  • Capacity building for authorities 

Eligible applicants are restricted to the national authority in charge of policy on gender equality or work-life balance. The application may involve one or more organisations while the requested grant can’t be lower than €100,000 while there is no maximum limit.   

The deadline for this call is June 13, 2019 

Should you require more information about this funding call, kindly visit or call on 2200 3300.