Apply for funding for Nordic co-operation in the gender equality and LGBTI area
From early in 2021, it will be possible to apply for funding from the Nordic Gender Equality Fund again. Activities that want to establish Nordic co-operation projects in the gender equality area can apply for funding for these projects. New for 2021 is the LGBTI Fund to promote Nordic efforts to improve conditions for LGBTI people. In total, nearly three and a half million Danish kroner will be distributed for Nordic co-operation.
On 1 March 2021, Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) will again be open to applications for funding for Nordic co-operation projects in the gender equality area. As in previous years, actors from at least three Nordic countries need to be involved in each application. Thanks to this co-operation, knowledge is growing and being shared across borders. We are finding common solutions and learning from each other.
The activities in these projects are to start during 2021 and be completed within two years The funds can be used to develop joint methods, develop new knowledge, hold conferences and establish networks, etc. A total of DKK 1,975,000 will be distributed.
Important dates for the Nordic Gender Equality Fund
Complete the application form which will be available at nikk.no during the application period.
- 1 March – Applications open
- 31 March – Deadline for applications
- May – Decisions notified to applicants
- June – Contracts drawn up.
New fund to improve conditions for LGBTI people
As of 2021, the strategy for the new Nordic co-operation on conditions for LGBTI persons will become operative. Part of this work is the new fund which aims to promote Nordic co-operation in the LGBTI area in accordance with the LGBTI addendum to the Nordic Co-operation Programme on Gender Equality. Projects that contribute to efforts for LGBTI people’s equal rights, treatment and opportunities in the Nordic countries can apply for funding from this Fund. A total of DKK 1,238,000 will be distributed. NIKK will start accepting applications after summer 2021. There will be more information about the new LGBTI Fund available in early 2021.
- Text: Susanna Young Håkansson
- Categories: Gender equality and welfare policy
- Published: 2021-01-26
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Share the Care – Attracting men to nursing education to counteract a gender-segregated labour market
2020 The project, Share the Care, will provide new knowledge towards a less gender-segregated health care sector, a heavily female-dominated sector. The actions implemented are largely based on recommendation from previous research “Men in Nursing Education: Mapping Educational Practices, and Student Experiences in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway”. This will be done by implementing a system to »
New Nordic Model for improved equality in the Nordic Media Industry
2020 The objective of the project is to – across the Nordic Region – to gather knowledge and to highlight what inhibits and what promotes gender balance in the media industry. »
BioEquality – gender equality in the Nordic bioeconomy: a method manual
2020 The forestry and agriculture sectors are important parts of the Nordic bioeconomy, but are two of the Nordic region’s most gender-segregated sectors. Digitalisation and increased automation of heavy work could benefit gender equality in the sectors. However, this has not yet happened. The project will examine how the digital transformation affects gender equality among young »
Sami women and sustainable development goal 5: Strategies for gender equality
2020 With the objectives of gender equality and diversity in Sápmi, the project aims to develop the gender equality policy for Sami people and the majority societies in order to strengthen democracy through participation and to contribute to knowledge and changes in attitudes. The project has two objectives: 1. Creation of a community for discussion about »