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30/11/2022 CfP: Special Issue “Family and Social Environment on Shaping Juvenile Growth” in Societies

This Special Issue has an interdisciplinary orientation and aims to collect papers, exploring from different analytical, methodological, and sociocultural perspectives the changing nature of family, family relationships, social environment and young people’s health, wellbeing, and social interactions.

This Special Issue has an interdisciplinary orientation and aims to collect papers, exploring from different analytical, methodological, and sociocultural perspectives the changing nature of family, family relationships, social environment and young people’s health, wellbeing, and social interactions. Theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers focused on the diverse experiences of young people, growing up in families with a different composition and socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, young people’s health and wellbeing, leisure activities and relationships with peers, social media communication, violence and juvenile delinquency, policy framing of the risks and adversities, interventions, and services, targeting young people and their families are topics that fall within the scope of the Special Issue.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022.

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Introducing Gender Equality Plans in research institutions

Across research institutions, gender imbalances still exist and are widely tolerated: few of the top positions in academia are occupied by women, and women still experience slow career progression. To tackle these issues, it is important to define concrete objectives and employ measures on an individual, cultural and structural level.

13/0/22: Introducing Gender Equality Plans in research institutions: the example of the University of Tirana, Albania by Merita Xhumari 

The project “Leading Towards Sustainable Gender Equality Plans in research institutions – LeTSGEPs”, a project of Horizon 2020, No 873072, was approved in 2019, and it is under implementation during the period 2020-2023. The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is the coordinator of the consortium of universities and research centers that participate in LeTSGEPs project, with team leader Prof. Tindara Addabbo, Full Professor of Economic Policy. The partner organizations are: RWTH Aachen University, Germany, University of Messina, Italy, Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia, Cergy University, Paris, University of Tirana, Institut de Ciències del Mar, Spain and Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany.

Across research institutions, gender imbalances still exist and are widely tolerated: few of the top positions in academia are occupied by women, and women still experience slow career progression. To tackle these issues, it is important to define concrete objectives and employ measures on an individual, cultural and structural level. In particular, structural changes ensure lasting and sustainable effects. Powerful tools for this kind of change are Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), that can play a key role in achieving gender equality in higher education and research organizations. Gender Equality Plans are plans that include gender as a key criteria or variable, as a way to integrate a gender dimension into policy. These plans can serve as a monitoring tool for Gender Equality.

Furthermore, Gender Equality Plan has taken a special value in the context when the European Commission has announced that it will be an eligibility criterion for public bodies, higher education and research organizations from Member States and Associated Countries in their application to the Horizon Europe calls with deadlines in 2022 and beyond.

These are the reasons why the overall objective of LeTSGEPs is to implement institutional changes through Gender Equality Plans. To do so, the project studies the state of the art of the measures to achieve gender equality in the abovementioned six implementing institutions. It will also design and ensure continuity to sustainable Gender Equality Plans inside those institutions. As GEPs cannot reach their full potential without the use of gender budgeting that incorporates a gender perspective at all levels of the budgetary process to promote gender equality, the project has a particular focus on Gender Budgeting.

The specific project objectives are:

  • Setting a methodological framework for sustainable and effective Gender Equality Plans with Gender Budgeting
  • Planning Gender Equality Plans in a heterogeneous set of Research Performing Organisations
  • Implementing Gender Equality Plans within Research Performing Organisations
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and improving Gender Equality Plans.
  • Promoting participation and networking
  • Disseminating and communicating the outcomes of the project.

The project created a network of partners with different levels of experience in Gender Equality Plans and Gender Budgeting. They are working together to design a common methodology to implement GEPs in their environment. The local staff is actively involved to learn how to design GEPs tailored to specific issues, and how to implement GB. Training materials in the partners’ national languages (Albanian, French, German, Italia, Serbian, Spanish) as well as in English are available on LeTSGEPs website.

Among the accomplished deliverables of the project is the University of Tirana’s Gender Equality Plan, which has been developed during the period June 2021 – May 2022. The first year of the project, which can be considered as a preparation phase, consisted of the analysis of University of Tirana’s indicators in the context of the Albanian strategies to promote gender equality, as one of the basic principles of the EU integration process. Then, a series of capacity building and training of the LeTSGEPs project assisted the UT colleagues on the design phase of the Gender Equality Plan, by sharing the best experiences between partner organizations in the project to discuss the main measures and actions.

Gender Equality Plan of the University of Tirana aims the awareness raising, trainings, data collection, analysis and measures on: 1) Gender equality in recruitment and increasing the participation of women in research and innovation and improvement of their career prospects; 2) Gender balance in leadership and decision-making; 3) Integration of the gender dimension into research and teaching content; 4) Work-life balance and organizational culture; and 5) Measures to prevent gender-based violence including sexual harassment.

Yet, few challenges remain for its implementation, such as the stakeholders’ engagement and the support from the highest UT administration level to its academic staff and students, developing standard indicators according to International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) for UT, which are still missing at national level, and dissemination of the GEP ideas and novelty beyond the University of Tirana.

08/07/2022 5th CfP: WBF to promote participation of CSO

The overall objective of the WBF 5th Call for Proposals is to promote participation of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and grassroots organisations, in the Western Balkans, to participate in regional cooperation projects on social, cultural, scientific, and economic topics.

The overall objective of the WBF 5th Call for Proposals is to promote participation of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and grassroots organisations, in the Western Balkans, to participate in regional cooperation projects on social, cultural, scientific, and economic topics, including gender equality and disability inclusiveness to enhance good neighborly relations and reconciliation. Read more

The call will remain open until 08 July 2022

31/12/2022 Grants for CSOs in Ukraine: implementing humanitarian and volunteer initiatives

The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting has announced a grant competition, ‘Consolidating for Ukraine’s Victory’.

The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting as part of the ‘Public for Democratisation’ programme, funded by the European Union, has announced a grant competition, ‘Consolidating for Ukraine’s Victory’.

The aim is to support CSOs that implement humanitarian and volunteer initiatives, inform the public about challenges and ways to help citizens, consolidate citizens and NGOs around volunteering, and take action to counter disinformation from the enemy. Read more

CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2022

01/09/2022 Ad-Hoc Support Grants 2022

The Balkan Civil Society Development Network publishes an Open Call for Proposals to Receive Funding for Ad-Hoc Support Grants.

The Balkan Civil Society Development Network publishes an Open Call for Proposals to Receive Funding for Ad-Hoc Support Grants. A second round of our Call for Ad-Hoc Support Grants is now open and welcoming new applications and innovative initiatives from the WB6!

The Ad-Hoc Grants support CSOs, CSO Networks, and non-formal initiatives and civic movements in the realization of urgent interventions, needed due to unpredictable changes of the conditions in which they operate or unique, time-bound opportunities for impact, and in the implementation of innovative uptakes in promoting civic space or reinventing CSOs’ established practices. The call aims to contribute to the two main objectives of the Hub: a more enabling environment for civil society, and a more effective, transparent and accountable civil society. The maximum amount of grant support is 10.000 EUR and maximum duration of the intervention is two months. Read more

The revised call is available HERE and it is open until 1 September 2022.

15/08/2022 Call for expression of interest: Participation in GenPolSEE

The Gender and Politics Research Network in South-East Europe (GenPolSEE) invites for expressions of interest to join.

15/08/2022 Call for expression of interest: Participation in Network on Gender and Politics Research Network in South-East Europe (GenPolSEE)

The newly launched Gender and Politics Research Network in South-East Europe (GenPolSEE) invites for expressions of interest to join. The main objective is to promote regional cooperation collaborative approaches in thematic areas such as gender and representation, institutions and public policy.

GenPolSEE is an informal, board-based feminist network of researchers interested in fostering research on gender, politics and representation in South-East Europe. Read more

The expression of interest should be sent not later than 15 August 2022, to sasa.gavric@gmail.com

01/08/2022 CfP: The 16th Serbian Political Science Association Annual International Conference

Over 30 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of political and economic transformation of the communist world. Is it the right time to take stock of the phenomena? Granted, post-communist societies are different from communist ones.

Over 30 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of political and economic transformation of the communist world. Is it the right time to take stock of the phenomena? Granted, post-communist societies are different from communist ones. Are they also more just? We look into one particular aspect of the post-communist transformation – just society from a political, economic, and social point of view. Read more

Email to politicke.nauke.srbije@gmail.com; deadline: 1 August 2022

11/07/2022 Cfp:  Grants for CSOs working on migration in Georgia

The ICMPD invites civil society organisations working on migration matters in Georgia to apply for a call for proposals.

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in the framework of the EU-funded ‘Strengthening Development Impact of Migration in Georgia’ (STREAMinG) Project, invites civil society organisations working on migration matters in Georgia to apply for a call for proposals. Read more

The deadline for applications is 11 July 2022.

08/07/2022 5th Extraordinary CfP: Interreg ADRION

The ADRION Programme opens a new call targeting Universities and research centres, as well as business institutions.

The ADRION Programme opens a new call targeting Universities and research centres, as well as business institutions.

The overall goal of this 5th Extraordinary Call for Proposals is to raise competences and skills in domains considered of strategic relevance for the Adriatic-Ionian programme area, bridging to the new programming period, and ideally progressing in its path of sustaining marine/maritime, environmental and social innovation topics. Read more

Closure: 8 July 2022 at 15:00 – CEST time

06/07/2022 Webinar: Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion  

Grantmakers in Aging, in collaboration with HelpAge USA and American Society on Aging, invites you to a webinar:  

Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion  

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Please join us for an expert discussion with Ukrainian aging specialist Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko and HelpAge staff from eastern Ukraine who will discuss the significant impact Russia’s war has had on older people in Ukraine and what steps funders, advocates and others can take to ensure immediate and longer-term protection and support for this at-risk population.