The present Programme, entitled “Diversity, inequalities and social inclusion” addresses the Programme area “Research within Priority Sectors” of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.
The objective of the programme is to enhance research based knowledge development in Greece. Specifically, the Programme will support Research and Development (R&D) projects that address:
• Local and regional initiatives to reduce national inequalities and to promote social inclusion
• Mainstreaming gender equality and promoting work-life balance
• Promotion of diversity in culture and arts within European Cultural Heritage
The programme will also fund mobility of researchers and PHD students, as a part of the selected projects.
The key motivation for the proposed Programme is to address from a research / scientific perspective the rising social and income inequalities in Greece as a result of the ongoing economic crisis.
For this call eligible applicants may be research organisations (as defined in Section 4 below), public utilities, public services, prefectural and local authorities and non-governmental Organisations(NGOs) with research activities. Projects may be implemented in partnership with one or more project partners (as defined in Section 4 below).
The total budget of the present Call under the Action stands at: € 3,226,661 Euro. The minimum grant per project is € 100,000, while the maximum grant is 200,000 €. Τhe duration of projects is 12 months minimum and the final date of eligibility of expenditures under the projects is 30.04.2016 .
Within the total budget, a mobility scheme of at least € 70,501 will be available for mobility of researchers and PhD students and to facilitate their return to their home institutions. The mobility grants will be provided only to individual researchers of R&D actors/entities who participate as partners or project promoters within approved R&D projects. For this activity the minimum amount per grant applicants can apply for will be € 4,000, while the maximum amount will be € 10,000. The minimum duration for employing the grant is 1 month, while the maximum duration is 3 months (deviations may exceptionally be accepted on a case-by-case basis following sound justification). Applicants intending to apply for the mobility scheme within their project application are required to complete the relevant section in the electronic application platform.