2014-2021 Social Dialogue Decent Work Programme

Currently there are calls for proposals open for Croatia, Lithuania and Poland. 

2nd Call for Proposals is still open for Croatia, Lithuania and Poland while calls for Cyprus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania and Slovakia have been closed and are currently assessed. Restricted Calls will be published for Latvia, Malta and Slovenia in the very near future. Hungary will be eligible as soon as the respective agreement is signed.

About the Programme: 

The objective of the Programme is strengthened tripartite cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities and the promotion of decent work, in close cooperation with Norwegian partners. The Programme will support social dialogue and contribute to improve decent work practices and to facilitate access to employment. Applicants must be constituted as legal entities in the Beneficiary States or Norway.

All information regarding the eligibility conditions is included in the Call text.

Deadlines for submitting applications:

Croatia and Lithuania: Wednesday 22 April 2020, at 13.00 local time.
Poland: Wednesday 13 May 2020, at 13.00 local time.

We would also like to inform you that a Call for Travel Support under the Programme has also been published and is available at the below link. The objective of this support is to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between eligible entities in the Beneficiary States and Norway with the intent to prepare joint project applications under the Call for proposals.

Results: First and Second Call

The Second Call for proposals of the Social Dialogue and Decent Work Programme for Cyprus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania and Slovakia was closed on 4 March 2020. 21 applications were received by the closing date of the call and they are currently being assessed.

The First Call for project proposals was closed on 7 February 2019 and 61 applications were received. The total grant amount applied for in 11 countries was approximately Euro 9,8 million out of 10,6 million available. 46 projects have been shortlisted for support with a total grant of Euro 6,2 million. The final list of selected projects will be published as soon as all the project contracts have been signed.

Fund Operator: Innovation Norway

Programme Budget: 13,5 million Euro








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.