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ESF 3.47: Unlocking the Female Potential

Spiża tal-proġett: €636,204
Benefiċjarju: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality
Line Ministry: Ministry for Justice, Dialogue and the Family
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2013

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

Research will focus on learning and understanding what hinders women to get involved in training and employment. The key pillars of this project are aimed at incentivising and ensuring equal access to employment by sensitizing employers and encouraging them to acquire an ‘Equality mark’.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Operational Objective: To increase the female participation rate.
Priority Axis: PA3 Promoting and equal and inclusive labour market
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Female participation in the labour market.
Focus Area of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Addressing labour market distortions and ensuring that work pays.
Focus Area of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Innovative activities.

Project Objectives

To increase the overall female employment rate by providing indirect incentives for work. As outlined in national policy documents and the EU Lisbon objectives this is necessary for the economic competitiveness of the state and sustainability for a sustainable welfare state. In addition, the project aims to provide policy makers with vital information through the research.

Project Results

The Equality Mark Campaign shall be reaching out to businesses to certify themselves with the set of standards. This type of campaign is new to the local industry and it will be implemented during the time of economic crisis hence the following target is being envisaged: As a result of the Equality Mark Campaign, NCPE is envisaging that there will be 25 Certified Equality Mark Organisations as a result of this Project. Increase in Female Employment - the Project is intended to have an increase in female employment rate of 0.03%. This result is aimed to be achieved by assessing and distinguishing organisations already practicing Family Friendly measures and certifying them as True Equal Opportunities Employers. Consequently allowing such employers to use the developed Equality Mark Logo, which is the symbol used to demonstrate such certification.

Project Purpose

The specific objectives aim towards the direct benefit of the respective target groups: 1. To understand the jobs/skills match for the inactive population, in order to ensure employability; 2. To create a need for businesses to become 'certified equal opportunities employers', to have a family-friendly environment at the workplace; 3. To incentivise the inactive to the labour market through better work arrangements available; 4. To further promote the need for a work/life balance both for men and women.