Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

 

 

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Deadline

Support dialogue and exchange of best practice in fostering tolerance and mutual respect.

Dialogue and exchange of best practice will assist Member States and national practitioners in fostering tolerance and mutual respect including through the correct and full implementation of the provisions of the EU Framework Decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law, and in developing tools and practices to effectively prevent and combat bias-motivated crimes.

The priorities of this call for proposals are: grassroots projects on preventing and combating Anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred and intolerance; projects on preventing and combating homophobia and transphobia; projects promoting the development of tools and practices to prevent, monitor and combat online hate speech; and projects to create better understanding between communities. 

Activities may include: exchange of good practices and strengthened cooperation; development of monitoring and transparent tools; capacity building and training, awareness raising campaigns, and support to community leaders and local authorities.

January 5, 2017

Action grants to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence as a way to prevent it at an early stage

 

As part of its work to combat gender-based violence, the Commission aims to prevent its incidence, encourage reporting and protect and support victims. The aim of this call is to contribute to education and awareness-raising to prevent and combat gender-based violence, in particular by changing attitudes and behaviours towards the phenomenon. Such education and awareness-raising should focus on providing girls and boys (under 18 years old) with information and skills related to gender equality, healthy relationships, gender stereotypes and roles, respect for others etc. 

This call will cover one or more of the following activities:

- Education and awareness-raising activities, such as campaigns, exhibitions, workshops;

- Capacity-building and training for professionals and volunteers who come into contact with girls and boys and who are or will be involved in education to end gender-based violence, including teachers and teacher educators, peer mentors, school counsellors, sports coaches, youth leaders, organisers of extra-curricular activities and similar professionals and volunteers.

March 8, 2017

Action grants to promote the access to justice and support of victims of gender-based violence and the treatment of perpetrators

 

The aim of the call is to contribute to the protection of and the support of victims of gender-based violence and the enforcement of legislation supporting such victims, as well as to the treatment of perpetrators of such violence. To ensure access to justice, protection and support, it aims to empower victims to report gender-based violence.

This call will cover one or more of the following activities:

- Capacity building and training for professionals

- Capacity-building and training in relation to gender-specific and, if relevant, child-specific, issues, in particular for professionals

- Specific support programmes targeting in particular some of the most vulnerable victims of gender-based violence

- Awareness-raising activities, training and sharing of best practice among practitioners and/or support services.

March 8, 2017

Action grants to explore the role of internet tools in stimulating democratic participation and to investigate how digital tools can contribute to the stronger and longer-term engagement of citizens, under a Pilot Project "E-voting: making the best use of modern technologies for more active and democratic voting procedures.

 

The aim of this call is to stimulate democratic participation and contributing to stronger and longer-term democratic engagement should be understood in terms of (sustainably) increased voter turnout and voter engagement in the political process, and the activities which support this, such as accessible, efficient voting and registration processes, accessible and engaging political processes (such as involvement in candidate selection, debates etc), and accessible and transparent voter information.

The activities funded under this pilot project's call for action grants aiming to:

- explore the role of internet services and applications in stimulating democratic participation and to investigate how digital tools can contribute to the stronger and longer-term democratic engagement of citizens;

- elicit a broad range of proposals especially but not exclusively targeting young people and mobile EU citizens.

January 24, 2017

Pilot Project "Europe of diversities"

 

The aim of the pilot project on "Europe of diversities" is to enhance the motto of the European Union: "United in diversity" especially on local and regional level. With the pilot project EU citizens in regions with multicultural and multilingual background, or where minority groups are particularly excluded or subject to discrimination, would receive the possibility to understand better each other's culture, language and identity. Mutual understanding, acceptance and tolerance is a core element of fruitful coexistence of different ethnic, religious, national and linguistic groups, as well as of different generations and minority groups more generally.

The pilot project aims to:

- finance trainings, seminars, workshops, and conferences on how to maintain the uniqueness of Europe of diversities and how to promote unity in diversity

- promote the exchange of good practices in fighting discrimination and promoting diversity at local and regional level

- help to identify and target discriminatory practices at local and regional level and build understanding between majority and minority societies.

February 28, 2017