Call for Pilot Projects: Employers Who Care

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Call for Pilot Projects: Employers Who Care

Deadline: 31-Jan-22

RESISTIRÉ is funding pilot projects named “Employers Who Care” to the positive transformation of the homecare sector and the working conditions of domestic workers by mobilising “committed” employers as key actors of change and allies of domestic workers.

The ultimate goal is the improvement of domestic workers’ working conditions, understood not only as compliance with the minimum legal requirements but also as fostering a better working environment, based on mutual understanding, equality and fairness.

The focus should be on employers as key actors for a sustainable change in the homecare sector. Their involvement is fundamental to improve the working conditions as well as to contribute to the recognition of care work as valuable. To this end, this pilot project seeks to gather those committed employers that could participate in the change, by enhancing their sense of social responsibility and sensitivity towards domestic work.

The pilot project will aim to:

mobilizes employers of domestic workers as actors for change;
raise awareness among employers of the rights, circumstances and needs of domestic workers and of the importance of acting as allies;
promote alliances among grassroot organizations and strengthen the voices of migrant women domestic workers;
disseminate the process and outcomes to raise awareness among the general public and other employers.
Funding Information
The pilot project should run from March 2022 until October 2022.
Project budgets are expected to range between 20,000 € and 40,000 €.
The outcomes of the project should be:

Setting up a network of employers
Fostering dialogue and exchange among the different actors and empowering domestic workers through their involvement in the activities
Increasing social awareness on the inequalities faced by domestic workers, as well as on ways to act as an ally following a set of best practices
Eligibility Criteria
Projects should be implemented at the local or regional level in one of the eligible countries: EU27 as well as UK, Serbia, Iceland, and Turkey.
Eligible applicants are non-governmental organizations, associations from civil society and municipalities involved in the field of work and labor, migrant-related rights, gender and women’s rights, and human rights, as well as employers’ organizations, as long as they team up with domestic workers’ groups.
They are expected to have collaborations established with other entities that might contribute to develop the project and / or facilitate contacts with the target groups, both domestic care, migrant women workers, and employers.
Under this call, applicants are required to have documented and proven experience in the following areas:
documented experience and knowledge in the relevant fields;
established network and collaboration with local associations and grassroots organizations;
project development in all its components (budgeting, planning, implementation, reporting).
good command of English to communicate with RESISTIRÉ Consortium members and facilitate monitoring and evaluation.
The following will be an asset:
experience in European projects;
membership in European or international networks that might reproduce the pilot in the future.
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