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The “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals is now open

The “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals is now open - Κεντρική Εικόνα

The European Commission has launched the “Women in the Blue Economy” call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). With a EUR 2.5 million budget, the call will help increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy, such as fisheries, aquaculture, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, as well as inland and offshore aquaculture. Up to 2 projects are expected to be funded, with an exceptional co-funding of 90%.

The objective is to overcome the existing constraints in all aspects of the maritime sector, in particular recruitment, training, capacity-building, technical cooperation and promotions, so that every person can fully and safely participate in the activities of the sustainable blue economy.

The actions funded under this call will help sustainable blue economy sectors to embrace a deep and structural change to facilitate the inclusion of women in the wider maritime economy, thus contributing to a more gender equal society as a whole.

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.

For more information and instructions on how to submit the proposal, please click here .

 

This call for proposals has the following main objectives:

  1. to increase the participation and representation of women in the different sectors of the sustainable blue economy
  2. to increase knowledge and collect data on women’s contribution to the sustainable blue economy so as to efficiently foster and mainstream gender equality;
  3. to promote and advance gender equality in the sustainable blue economy (e.g., countering gender stereotypes, conscious and unconscious bias, promoting equal pay, addressing poor working conditions, etc.) including through promoting blue career opportunities to girls from early education;
  4. to promote women’s leadership, entrepreneurship and participation in governance structures and decision-making mechanisms of public and/or private organisations of the sustainable blue economy;

The actions funded under this call will help sustainable blue economy sectors e.g; fisheries, aquaculture, shipbuilding, maritime transport, offshore renewable energy, blue bioeconomy, inland and offshore aquaculture, etc., to embrace a deep and structural change to facilitate and promote the inclusion of women in the wider maritime economy.

Scope:

The call for proposals is open to all sustainable blue economy sectors.[1]

Each project should however focus on at least three sectors so as to mainstream and expand good practices and activities, from sectors where data is already available and actions have already been taken in terms of gender equality (e.g., shipping, fishing etc.) to sectors where data availability and actions are still limited (e.g., offshore renewable energies, blue bioeconomy, robotics, etc.).

Proposals should ensure the widest possible geographical scope and involve partners across different sea basins

The projects are expected to contribute to:

  • Increased understanding, quantitative and qualitative evidence about gender data across sustainable blue economy in the EU including, if possible, data on education and training (e.g. enrolment data by gender in relevant education and training profiles/levels);
  • Dissemination of good practices across sectors of the sustainable blue economy and across European regions to advance gender equality in maritime sectors;
  • Increased visibility, awareness and recognition of women’s role and participation across sustainable blue economy sectors and enhanced gender diversity in society as a whole;
  • Increased awareness of work and career opportunities for women in the sustainable blue economy;
  • Availability of networking opportunities, to support women in the sustainable blue economy;
  • Increased women’s participation and representation in governance structures of public and/or private organisations across the sustainable blue economy.
Deadline: 
22/09/2022
Country: 
Bulgaria, Romania
Fund: 
European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)
Budget: 
EUR 2.5 million
Sector of activity: 
Blue Careers, Blue Economy