Call for proposals - Strenghtening protection and promotion of women's rights and women's social and economic empowerment EuropeAid/131087/C/ACT/Multi Closed!


The overall objective of the call for proposals is to contribute to the promotion of women’s social and economic empowerment and rights.

The specific objectives are to develop and strengthen sustainable initiatives at local and national level promoting: women’s equal access to and control of economic resources; equal access to existing and/or new services that are instrumental to increasing women’s social and economic protection and wellbeing and their participation in economic growth; dissemination of relevant good practice.


Priority will be given to actions that:

  • Clearly identify and focus on the most vulnerable women. Vulnerability should be defined with due consideration for the specific conditions and circumstances that affect women’s lives in the countries/areas targeted, including poverty, human rights violations, trafficking and gender-based violence, and other or new forms of social and economic exclusion, including disability.
  • Propose a coherent and integrated (multi-) sectoral approach addressing the needs and constraints of target groups and final beneficiaries;
  • Are submitted by applicants having the nationality of one of the beneficiary countries of the action so as to promote ownership and a strong local leadership
  • Present a multi-actor partnership with different kind of stakeholders among non-state actors, government policy-making institutions, agencies and local authorities, and private companies.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 30,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 January 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/131087/C/ACT/Multi (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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