Objective: Gender equality and work-life balance promoted

Expected outcomes:

  • Awareness raised and research on gender issues promoted
  • Balance between work, private and family life improved
  • Capacity of gender equality organisations and networks strengthened

Programme grant: € 2,000,000

Programme Operator: Ministry of Social Affairs
Donor Programme Partner: Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

Small grant scheme: Up to 20 % of the Programme allocation shall be set aside to support interventions and capacity-building by NGOs, and schemes to support employers implement measures enhancing work-life balance.

Specific concern: The programme shall be implemented jointly with the Programme on Domestic and Gender-based Violence.

The programme was approved by the Donor on October 30th, 2012.

Programme Agreement, signed on February 13th, 2013.
Addendum 1 to Programme Agreement, signed on July 15th, 2013.
Addendum 2 to Programme Agreement, signed on January 2nd, 2014.
Addendum 3 to Programme Agreement, signed on February 5th, 2015.


Calls for proposals are closed. Information about the supported projects can be found here.

Contact information:
Ministry of Social Affairs: Ms Grete Kaju, tel +372 626 9281, e-mail grete [dot] kaju [at] sm [dot] ee