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Almost DKK 3 million to gender equality cooperation!

Organisations that for example want to work against gendered educational choices, promote gender equality in the labour market or perhaps organise an expert conference will soon be invited to apply for funding of Nordic cooperation projects in the area of gender equality. Almost DKK 3 million will be allocated from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ gender equality fund.

In March, Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) will once again accept applications for funding of Nordic gender equality cooperation. As in previous years, for a grant application to be approved, the proposed project must involve actors from at least three Nordic countries.
The granted activities must begin in autumn 2018 and be completed within two years. The money may for example be used to develop shared methods and new knowledge or to organise conferences and networks.

Three prioritised themes have been identified for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ gender equality fund: the public space, sustainable development, and welfare and innovation.

The projects granted funding last year include:

A care-crisis in the women-friendly welfare states?

A project that explores the status of work in care occupations in the Nordic countries against the background of the neoliberal turn in politics and how it affects gender equality.

Gender equality in workplace-based learning in the Nordic countries

A Nordic exchange of ideas and experiences that identifies methods currently used in workplace-based learning, shares them via network meetings and documents experiences online. The goal is to provide a tool that can be used in gender equality work in vocational education.

Gender- equal parenthood – gender equality in the labour market

This project explores the parental insurance systems in the Nordic countries and how they affect women’s paid work and men’s claiming of parental benefit. The results will be compiled in a report that will also include suggestions regarding how the system can be improved to increase gender equality.

Important dates

Applications must be submitted using the special application form that will be made available at as soon as the call opens.

  1. 1 March – Call opens
  2. 31 March – Call closes
  3. May – Funding decisions are communicated to the applicants
  4. June – Contracts are signed

Updated 14 February 2024