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Grants for supporting SMEs in the elaboration and implementation of equality plans

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Ayudas a la pequeña y mediana empresa para la elaboración e implantación de planes de igualdad
Policy objectives Plus
7.2. Social innovation initiatives
4.2. Organisational, process and other non-R&D innovation
Presentation of the measure:

The measure aims to promote effective equality between men and women in the business environment. To do so, it provides support to SMEs (50-250 employees) located in Aragón, which  intend to implement an equality plan for the first time in order to achieve equality in terms of opportunities and treatment between women and men, eliminating any possible discrimination for reason of sex. 
The call includes the necessary development by the organisation of the following phases:
•    Diagnosis of the situation of the company regarding equality
•    Elaboration of an equality plan that tackles the identified deficiencies
•    Implementation of the measures planned in the first stage of the plan

Budget, source and type of funding
Source of funding2018
National public funds
Regional public funds 200000
EU Structural Funds
Private funds
Total(automatic sum)200000
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

The measure has been implemented for the first time in 2018; therefore, no evaluations are available.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

The measure promotes equality in business encouraging companies to become aware of the situation in their organisation and take the first steps to address the obstacles identified for achieving true equality.  

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?:
Organisation(s) responsible