Innovation Norway, Fund Operator of the Social Dialog – Decent Work Programme, published a Call for Proposals also for Slovenia, worth EUR 172.660. Application deadline is 7th February 2019. Call for proposals is published on the official webpage of the Social Dialog – Decent Work Programme.
The objective of programme “Social Dialogue – Decent Work” is strengthened tripartite cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities and the promotion of decent work. It will support social dialogue, contribute to ensure that Beneficiary States are better equipped to deal with the challenges following high unemployment and to establish decent work practices, and improve the enforcement of legislation and policies on decent work and social dialogue. The Programme will also seek to stimulate and develop long‐term cooperation between Norway and Beneficiary States.
The programme in Slovenia is expected to reach the following two outcomes:
- Improved social dialogue and cooperation – the focus is to strengthen social dialogue and its effect. Projects can raise the capacity of social partners to participate in both tripartite and bipartite social dialogue through transfer of best practices and training. Capacity-building projects can range from very direct measures, e.g. set up structures for social dialogue and support the conclusion of collective agreements, to more indirect measures like creating a social dialogue-friendly environment, e.g. for discussing undeclared work and social dumping. Projects can also focus on increasing the capacity of national social partners to take part in EU level social dialogue, and to familiarise the players with EU legislation and the impact it has on their work.
- Enhanced implementation of the decent work agenda (fair and decent working conditions) – the focus is to finance projects at national and sector level with the objective to use bipartite and tripartite dialogue in the implementation of the decent work agenda. The aim is to increase the number of employees and enterprises that have improved decent work arrangements. The programme will raise awareness of the benefits of decent work, e.g. work-life balance, gender equality and non-discrimination, attitudes on health and safety, knowledge about rights and obligations and the fight against undeclared work and social dumping (work-related crime). The programme will support enforcement of national regulations related to the decent work agenda, awareness-raising activities and training on decent work topics addressing e.g. social partner staff, company health and safety officers, and labour inspectors. In addition, cooperation between public authorities in the Beneficiary States and Norway, particularly between labour inspection authorities, will be supported.
The total amount available for financing of projects from this call is EUR 172.660. Half of this amount, EUR 86.330, is earmarked for each of the two outcomes. The programme provides grants amounting to a minimum of EUR 20,000 and a maximum of EUR 86,330, while the maximum co-financing rate may stand at up to 90 %.
All other information (eligible applicant and partners, call documentations, …) is available on the official webpage of the Social Dialog – Decent Work Programme.
Applications must be submitted to the fund operator, Innovation Norway, through the electronical application form no later than Thursday 7 February 2019, at 13.00 Slovenian time.
Travel Support to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between eligible entities in the Slovenia and Norway with the intent to prepare joint project applications for funding under the Programme is still available. More information is available on the official webpage of the Social Dialog – Decent Work Programme.
All questions on the Call for Proposals and the Social Dialogue – Decent Work programme should be addressed to the following official programme email address: firstname.lastname@example.org