Call for proposals - Action grants to support transnational projects to promote good practices on gender roles and to overcome gender stereotypes in education, training and in the workplace JUST/2015/RGEN/AG/ROLE Closed!


This call aims at contributing to the promotion of equality between women and men in education, training and the labour market. Projects should aim at changing attitudes, behaviours and practices that hamper progress towards equality and restrict the potential of women, men, girls and boys. By combatting harmful gender stereotypes and discriminatory practices in education, training, guidance on career choices and employment, projects are to positively impact on women's and men's access to education and to the labour market. The proposed projects should be designed to contribute to overcoming educational and occupational gender segregation – the tendency for women and men to go into different types of studies and work.

In particular, the priorities of this call for proposals are:

  • to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training and career guidance;
  • to attract women into male-dominated sectors or occupations, and conversely to attract men into female-dominated sectors or occupations;
  • to challenge stereotypical assumptions about the roles of women and men in the labour market, including in leadership positions, and to change behaviours and practices that hamper equality;
  • to ensure that work practices promote gender equality, and do not reinforce stereotypes, gender segregation and inequalities.

Projects should aim to cover at least one of the priorities identified above.


This call will fund the following activities:

  • Development and provision of training or online courses for teachers or educators and career guidance counsellors so that they are equipped with all the tools necessary to combat gender stereotypes;
  • Review and development of pedagogical materials (guides, books, videos, etc.) with a view to deconstructing gender stereotypes;
  • Review of curricula, programmes and timetables to remove gender bias;
  • Awareness-raising activities to question stereotypes, tackle labour market segregation, and attract women into male-dominated sectors and men into female-dominated sectors;
  • Development and provision of information, advice and guidance, counselling and job-search assistance, work placements, which question and challenge stereotypes;
  • Development and implementation of innovative tools and practices aiming at overcoming segregation and stereotypes at work (recruitment, retention and promotion procedures, working time arrangements, work-life balance tools, etc.).

European community funding

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

  • 3,35 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 May 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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