Steps to support gender-sensitive project development and selection

At the very beginning of the project development and selection processes, it is extremely important to support potential applicants. To ensure adequate support, managing authorities and monitoring committees could:

  • make it clear in any call for project proposals, and in any other announcements on the use of resources, that gender equality is a horizontal principle that must be respected and put into practice;
  • clearly explain that gender equality considerations will be part of all project selection criteria;
  • include specific information in any call for proposals on gender equality requirements;
  • use the following checklist to guide the preparation of calls.