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Public call for the strengthening of gender equality at the local level extended until October 23

  • Belgrade, 8 October 2020

The Swiss PRO Programme extends until October 23, 2020, the deadline for applications to the Public Call for Support to Local Self-Governments in Strengthening Gender Equality Mechanisms.

The public call under the slogan "Let's make equality a reality" aims at institutional strengthening of local mechanisms for gender equality. Through this call, the Government of Switzerland will support up to 30 local self-governments with 100,000 euros in strengthening the mechanisms that contribute to the promotion and advocacy of gender equality in local communities.

The right to participate in the public call have 96 cities and municipalities from the region of Šumadija and Western Serbia and the region of Southern and Eastern Serbia.

Local governments will be supported with up to 3,300 euros per project aimed at increasing women's participation in decision-making, improving the position of women in the local community in the fight against gender-based violence, women's health, economic empowerment, rural women, and rural women. members of vulnerable groups. Activities can also be aimed at improving the competencies of local mechanisms, as well as the promotion of the European Charter on Gender Equality at the local level.

The program especially encourages the establishment of inter-municipal and inter-institutional cooperation, and projects identified in local action plans for gender equality will be additionally evaluated.

All information on the public call, application documents and answers to all incoming questions related to the call are available on the Swiss PRO website.