Apply for the contest

Do you believe in equal rights for everyone? Have you ever thought of being involved in women rights action? Do you have a true entrepreneur spirit? Grab a piece of paper and start to brainstorm! Present your idea in the Gender up – Initiative for Equal Rights contest and help women to prosper.


Design a social initiative/business plan that:
1) Has women empowerment as one of its main aims;
2) Directly improves women´s life quality;
3 best ideas will be presented in the final event in Vilnius, Lithuania on 30th of September of 2019 (all costs covered) and will get special prizes (gift cards, memberships to sport & yoga centers, books, tickets to events etc).  The winner of the first place will get marketing support to raise funding needed to implement the initiative/ business idea!

How does the contest work? The contest will have 4 rounds. Each round will help develop your social initiative/ business idea further  (from concept to marketing strategy). At the end, you’ll have to create a perfect pitch for your idea that will be presented to evaluators!

Registration closes on 1th of August & on 5th of August you will receive your first task!


– Participants can be individuals or teams up to 4 people;
– Application language: English, French or Spanish;
– The initiatives can be local, national and/or international;
– You need to be 18 & above;
– The criteria for evaluation are as follows:
Originality: 20% Impact: 40% Feasibility: 40%.

“Gender up – Initiative for Equal Rights contest” is an international contest launched in the frame of the “Step up for Rights of Females” Erasmus+ project.

More information about the project:


Click here to read the GENERAL RULES of the contest.

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