2014-2021 Social Dialogue Decent Work Programme

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Last open calls in four countries.

The Social Dialogue and Decent Work Programme under the Norway Grants is currently funding 60 projects as a result of two rounds of calls in 12 Beneficiary States.

In Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the remaining national budget allocations allow for a third and last open Calls for Project Proposals, and these are now available under the following links:

Bulgaria Call for Proposals

Cyprus Call for Proposals

Czech Republic Call for Proposals

Slovakia Call for Proposals


Projects shall contribute to strengthened cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities, preferably in close cooperation with Norwegian partners. Funding is available for projects which support social dialogue, improve decent work practices and facilitate access to employment.

See the respective Call text for all details on outcomes, eligibility criteria, available funding, mandatory documents and essential reading.

Who can apply?

The following entities in the relevant Beneficiary State or in Norway are eligible
a) social partners (employers’ organisations and trade unions)
b) public authorities and institutions that have statutory roles related to decent work or tripartite cooperation
c) organisations of public authorities that have within their mandate the promotion of decent work and/or tripartite dialogue

Who can be partner?

In addition to entities mentioned above as eligible project applicants, the projects can also involve as partners other legal entities in the relevant Beneficiary State or in Norway, e.g. NGO’s and research institutions, as long as these work on programme related issues. See more details on the eligibility of partners in the relevant call texts and documents published with the calls.

Deadline for submitting project applications

Thursday 16 December 2021 at 13.00h

Application Portal

A link to the on-line Application Portal will be published on this page soon.

Travel Support

The Travel Support Call is open to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between potential partners in Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic or Slovakia, and partners in Norway.

See all information here: Travel grants from the SDDW programme.







For updated information about the Programme, we encourage you to check this website regularly.

Further inquiries may be done at the programme email address: decentwork@innovationnorway.no

Important note: The Fund Operator will not return the submitted project applications to the entities and the personal information will be processed in line with the respective EU GDPR regulations and internal rules of Innovation Norway.