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


Capacity-building in the area of rights of the child

Projects can be national or transnational, and need to involve at least two organisations. Projects shall support capacity building of professionals working for and with children in rights of the child and child protection.

 Project activities shall focus on putting in place robust national or regional mechanisms to support children ageing out of/leaving alternative care and they should encompass a strong child participation component (in project conception, design and implementation: agency, empowerment and resilience of children/the child’s right to be heard/children’s involvement in reviewing service delivery).

Project activities may include:
• mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation;
• design and implementation of protocols, development of working methods which may be transferable to other regions or countries;
• capacity-building and training for professionals;

Public or Private legal entities, or international organisations

June 29, 2017