Open Call on Social and Economic Integration of Migrant Women

Deadline: 30 January 2020

European Commission is seeking applications for its grant programme entitled “Social and economic integration of migrant women” to improve knowledge on how to better support the social and economic integration of migrant women.

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Objectives

  • Support the economic and social integration of migrant women; more specifically:
    • support the capacity of migrant women to interact and feel at ease in their social environment and their participation to social and political life at local level and/ or
    • support migrant women moving into work and facilitate their sustainable labour market integration.
  • In addition, the projects should:
    • raise awareness among migrant women of their rights, including access to education and work, participation in social, economic and cultural life, protection against gender based violence and access to justice;
    • raise awareness among public officials and professionals of specific needs and situation of migrant women in access to services;
    • facilitate the transfer of experience, knowledge and practices within the partners of the project to develop effective actions;
    • facilitate the dissemination of experience, knowledge and practices beyond the partners of the project, in particular at local and regional level, to develop more effective action targeting migrant women, including those from vulnerable groups;
    • improve knowledge on how to better support the social and economic integration of migrant women.

Budget Information

The grant amount of this program is EUR 4 000 000.

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Actions

  • Activities for migrant women co-designed with them to best meet their needs, and designed in a flexible way to facilitate continued participation.
  • Practical trainings, workshops, mutual learning activities, mentoring schemes, peer group activities aiming at improving social and economic integration of migrant women and transferring and sharing knowledge on successful approaches to support the integration of women.
  • Outreach and empowering of particularly vulnerable groups of migrant women, for example women with low educational attainment, with limited or no work experience and paying specific attention to how several forms of discrimination can reinforce each other and affect migrant women.

Such activities could include, for example:

  • Specific language and orientation courses, in particular actions mixing language classes with other activities to consolidate language acquisition and improve other skills, competences or work experiences, such as vocational training or volunteering activities;
  • Activities developing job-related skills and competences, preparing for entry into labour market, (e.g. by providing support in drafting CVs and preparing for a job interview, helping in developing social and professional networks), upskilling or specific actions to support that skills and qualifications of women are properly assessed, validated and recognised; labour market integration measures specifically geared towards women;
  • Activities fostering confidence building and improving self-esteem, advancing social, political, cultural and/or sport participation;
  • Activities mixing local and migrant population to increase knowledge and awareness;
  • Activities tackling gender stereotypes and developing specific support programmes for migrant women;
  • Trainings for professionals and public officials working with migrant women / involved in the elaboration and implementation of integration programmes and activities to sensitise them to issues of gender equality and particular needs of migrant women.

Outcomes

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  • Increased capacity of migrant women to interact and feel at ease in their social environment and to participate to social and political life at local level;
  • improved preparation for entering labour market and active social participation;
  • improved independence and self-esteem of migrant women;
  • better level of knowledge of women rights, increasing migrant women self-confidence, opening of horizons of participating women on how they see their role in society;
  • better understanding by professionals and public official working with migrant women of their specific needs and gender issues.

Eligibility Criteria

All the applicants and co-applicants must fulfil the following eligibility requirements for applications to be eligible.

  • Legal Status
    • The following entities can apply as lead applicants:
      • public bodies
      • non-profit-making private entities
      • international organisations
    • The following entities can apply as co-applicants:
      • public bodies
      • non-profit-making private entities
      • profit making entities
      • international organisations
    • The following are not eligible, neither as applicants nor as co-applicants:
      • Union Agencies
      • natural persons
    • Affiliated entities, i.e. legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, should take part in the action as individual co-applicants in order to declare eligible costs unless there are affiliated to a public body.
  • Country of establishment: With the exception of international organisations, applicants and co-applicants must be established in the following countries to be eligible:
    • the Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark
  • International organisations can be established outside the above-mentioned countries.
  • For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply via given website.

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