Call for proposals EaSI 2018 - Innovative Work-Life balance Strategies to facilitate reconciliation of professional and caring responsibilities VP/2018/005 Closed!


The objectives of this call are:

  • to develop, test and/or implement innovative work-life balance strategies in the workplace, conducive towards higher participation of women in the labour market and a better sharing of care responsibilities between women and men;
  • to develop sustainable multi-level partnership models that would facilitate the implementation of innovative work-life balance strategies in the workplace;
  • to foster knowledge and experience-sharing between different Member States and/or companies already implementing successful work-life balance strategies, with a strong emphasis on challenges faced by women in the labour market and the need to involve more men in care duties;
  • to facilitate access to individualised information about social protection rights and entitlements;
  • to facilitate professional and geographical mobility of the economically active population;
  • to support the modernisation of social protection systems enabling them to respond to such challenges as digitalisation, the changing world of work, ageing of population and the capacity to withstand economic shocks.


Compulsory activities to be included in the application are:

  • a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan of the intervention including a clear and fully developed methodology identifying relevant results and outcome indicators;
  • the participation in two events to be organised in Brussels by the Commission the organisation of at least one coordination meeting with all members of the consortium;
  • a detailed dissemination plan to promote at EU level the results of the action, including a dissemination event.

The examples below are a non-exhaustive list of activities that could be foreseen:

  • testing, developing and/or implementing innovative work-life balance strategies, conducive towards higher participation of women into the labour market and a better sharing of caring responsibilities between women and men,
  • Development of sustainable multi-level partnerships models
  • Fostering of knowledge and experience- sharing between different Member States and/or companies

European community funding

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

  • 10,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 April 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

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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