Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme


The Rights and Citizenship Programme is the successor of three 2007-2013 programmes, namely Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Daphne III, and the Sections "Antidiscrimination and Diversity" and "Gender Equality" of the Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS).

The goal of the Programme is to contribute to the creation of an area, where the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, are promoted and protected. In particular, this Programme should promote the rights deriving from European citizenship, the principles of non-discrimination and equality between women and men, the right to the protection of personal data, the rights of the child, the rights deriving from the Union consumer legislation and from the freedom to conduct a business in the internal market.

The Programme promotes the effective implementation of the principles of non discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation, including equality between women and men and the rights of persons with disabilities and of the elderly. It also empowers consumers and businesses to trade and purchase in trust by enforcing the rights deriving from the European Union consumer legislation, and by supporting the freedom to conduct business in the internal market through cross-border transactions.

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Open Calls

 

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

The aim of this call contributes to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. Projects shall focus on preventing and combating: anti-Semitism; xenophobia and anti-migrant hatred; anti-Muslim hatred and intolerance; other forms of intolerance such as homophobia, transphobia, anti-gypsyism, Afrophobia, and hate crimes against persons with disabilities.

The call will fund a number of activities such as:
• mutual learning and exchange of best practices between Member states;
• development of tools and practices to improve better to responses such as practical toolkits;
• supporting the victims of such hate crime;

This call is expected to produce an increased capacity of the key players to address the above issues; better cooperation and exchange of information in preventing these hate crimes; improve support to victims; more awareness to the general public on the impact of hate crimes and better understanding between the communities; curbing manifestations of hate crimes.

Public or private legal entities

November 7, 2017

Restricted call for proposals for public authorities on preventing and combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, and in particular hate crime and hate speech

This restricted call aims to assist the Member states’ authorities in developing tools and practices to effectively prevent racism, xenophobia, other forms of intolerance such as hate crime and hate speech.

Support under this call is for projects focusing on:
• the improving the effective investigation, prosecution and on ensuring adequate sentencing;
• addressing the underreporting and ensuring support for the victims;
• improving the methodologies for recording and collecting data on hate crime; and
• developing strategies to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance.

Some of the activities that will be funded under this call are: mutual learning and exchange of best practices amongst Member States; development of tools and practices to improve better responses to this phenomenon; and support to the hate crime and hate speech victims’ and addressing the notion of the underreporting.

Lead Applicant: Public authorities; Private entities may be partners

November 7, 2017

Support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration

This call will aim to co-fund national or transnational projects tackling at least one of the following grounds of discrimination of Art. 19 TFEU: racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

This call will fund activities on:

- data collection and survey; monitoring the implementation of non-discrimination legislation;

- training of professionals;

- mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;

- dissemination and awareness raising activities (including at local level), such as seminars, conferences, campaigns or social media and press activities.

Private, Public and international legal entities

November 9, 2017

Prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children

For the purpose of this call, gender based violence is defined as violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender or as violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately.

The 5 priorities are:
1. Prevention of gender based violence;
2. Protection and support for victims of gender based violence and violence against children;
3. The coordination/ adaptation of support services for sexual and gender based violence to include refugees and migrants;
4. Treatment of perpetrators;
5. National coordinating frameworks/ action plans for violence against children.

Some of the eligible activities are mutual learning, exchange of good practice and cooperation; design and implementation of protocols, development of working methods which may be transferable to other regions / countries; capacity building and training for the professionals.

Private, Public and international legal entities

November 14, 2017

Restricted call for proposals to address gender gaps over the life-cycle

The aim of the call is to support projects by Member States that analyse existing gender gaps and develop effective measures to tackle them, in particular the gender gap in pensions. The expected impact of the projects is to contribute to reducing the gender gap in pay, earnings and pensions and the higher risk of poverty faced by older women.

The proposal shall provide a detailed profile of the target population and demonstrate the existence of a clear problem and a real need for public intervention in the specific area that the project will cover. It should provide a rigorous description of the activities to be carried out, explaining how these are likely to address the identified need in the countries participating in the proposal and the expected results on the target population. The rationale for project design choices must be clearly explained.

National authority in charge of the policy on equality between women and men / the body responsible for gender equality at national level/ another national authority (only if no application is submitted by the two entities under (i) and (ii), will an application submitted by another national authority be eligible)

February 22, 2018