A maximum of four (4) applicants will be selected across three (3) different open calls. Applications from a broad range of backgrounds are welcome, including feminist, LGTBQ+, none-binary and critical masculinity perspectives.
They understand Citizen Social Science as participatory research co-designed or directly driven by citizen groups that share a particular social concern. In CoAct projects citizens act as co-researchers throughout the entire research process and are recognized as in-the-field competent experts being equal actors in all phases. Citizen science in general, and their open calls in particular, are relevant to civic organisations which incorporate citizen engagement, community building or any kind of collective action as part of their projects.
The funding will be set at a maximum of 20,000,- Euro for Call 1 and 3, for which only one applicant will be selected. Call 2 will select two proposals, which will share the 20,000,- Euro grant, with a maximum of 15,000,- Euro for a single organisation.
Why should you apply?
- CoAct will provide funding for a research project (10 months max), alongside dedicated activities, resources and tools to set up and run the research project.
- CoAct will provide a research mentoring program for your team. In collaborative workshops you will be supported to co-design and explore available tools, working together with the CoAct team to achieve your goals.
- CoAct will connect you to a community of people and initiatives, tackling similar challenges and contributing to common aims. You will have the opportunity to discuss your projects with the other grantees and, moreover, are invited to join CoAct´s broader Citizen Social Science network.
- You should apply if you:
- are an ongoing Citizen Social Science project looking for support, financial and otherwise, to grow and become sustainable;
- are a community interested in co-designing research to generate new knowledge about gender equality topics, broadly defined;
- are a not-for-profit organization focusing on community building, increasing the visibility of specific communities, increasing civic participation, and being interested in exploring the use of Citizen Social Science in your work.
- Open Call 1: “Sustainable cities and communities” (SDG 11) is addressing initiatives in the Berlin and Brandenburg region that aim for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable for all its inhabitants. Proposals should examine gender inequalities in affordable housing and/or urban planning as well as projects that promotes social, economic, environmental sustainability through community building around the topic of gender equality in its broadest sense.
- Applicant should be a non-profit
- The candidate organisation should be registered in the Berlin and Brandenburg region.
- Open Call 2: “Decent work and economic growth” (SDG 8) is addressing organisations in Eastern Europe. Whereas women in the EU earn on average over 16% less per hour than men this figure becomes is even higher in Eastern Europe Countries. Trans and intersexual and none-binary people are facing even harder forms of discrimination regarding their work opportunities (EC 2018).
- Open Call 3: “Opportunities and risks of digitalization” is open to international civic organisations operating in the EU. It has been pointed out that digital spaces are gendered spaces which hinder for example the participation of young women and that digital norms are exacerbated online (EIGE 2019). Proposals should address the issues related to gender inequalities in online spaces, due, in part, to issues such as the gender dynamics of online platforms and the exposure to online harassment.
- Applicant should be a non-profit
- The candidate organisation should have operations in at least two European countries.
- The candidate organisation should be registered in a member country of the European Union.
For more information, visit https://coactproject.eu/news/applications-for-the-coact-open-calls-on-gender-equality-july-1st-2021-september-30th-2021-are-open/