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
The following projects were granted funding in 2020:
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 »
Young voices for gender equality in the Nordic countries
2020 The project aims to promote young people’s ownership of the gender equality issue as a driving force for a sustainable Nordic region. Nordic youth and student organisations will be recruited to the project, where key actors for gender equality and innovation take part. Through the Design Thinking method and norm critical perspective the young people »
Young parents, parental leave and gender equality
2020 The project will produce a Nordic overview of on the socio-economic patterns and cultural aspects of parental leave take-up by young parents. »
Nordic cooperation in equality work with a focus on masculinity
2019 The project aims to arrange a panel discussion during 2019 between the editors of sister journals in the various Nordic nations about the situation of Nordic feminism. »