Justice Programme

The Justice programme succeeds three 2007-2013 programmes financed within the Fundamental Rights and Justice Framework Programme, ie Civil Justice (JCIV), Criminal Justice (JPEN) and Drug Prevention and Information Programme (DPIP).

The objective of the Programme is to contribute to the creation of a European area of justice by promoting judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters. The programme promotes effective, comprehensive and consistent application of Union legislation in the areas of judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, and fosters access to justice and prevents and reduces drug demand and supply. This can be achieved by supporting training and awareness-raising, strengthening networks and facilitating transnational cooperation.

The programme supports analytical activities; development of common methodologies and, where appropriate, indicators or benchmarks; studies, researches, analyses and surveys; evaluations and impact assessments; training activities for members of the judiciary and judicial staff; mutual learning, cooperation, awareness raising and dissemination activities; support for main actors, key European level networks, networking among specialised bodies and organisations, national, regional and local authorities at European level; funding of experts' networks; funding of European level observatories.

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Open Calls

Justice Programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants


Monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online

This call aims at supporting projects in the field of countering hate speech online, including projects aimed at contributing to better understand, monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online. The call will support priorities aimed at the: understanding and countering hate speech online on social platforms; building capacity of civil society; developing of online balance narratives and promoting the development of critical thinking by Internet users; tackling online hate speech against journalists.

Some of the funded activities under this call are: studies analysing the spreading of racists and xenophobic hate speech; development of web tools countering hate speech online and supporting data collection; dissemination and awareness raising activities; exchange of best practices; capacity building and training activities.

From this call, amongst few, it is expected that there will be more cooperation between national authorities, civil society organisations and internet companies; increase awareness of the general public; curbing the increasing trends of illegal hate speech over the internet.

Legal public or private entities

June 29, 2017