The deadline for applications is 8 May 2015, midnight, Central European Time. The total Call budget is USD 2 million. We expect to award 10-12 proposals.
Proposals should promote innovation and catalytic impact in support of the strategic goal of the Catalytic Fund, which is to stimulate transformational change in cities. Innovation is measured in the development of concepts, products and processes which are either new in absolute terms or a novelty in their application and adaptation to a different context. Innovation should also be able to create societal value and trigger longer-term impacts.
Proposals are requested on one or more of the following four focus areas. They can focus on international and/or internal migration, but all proposals should demonstrate clear attention to the issue of gender equality. Additionally, proposals could also address the special needs, capacities and potential of the most vulnerable migrant groups (such as children).
1. Live: Migrants’ access to basic urban services, livelihoods and social protection
2. Work: The access, integration and role of migrants in the city labour market and local economy
3. Connect: Social integration and inclusion of migrants in the city
4. Participate: Migrants’ inclusion into city planning and local decision-making processes