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Please note that programme details for the 2021-2027 framework are forthcoming and the information below relates to programmes from the 2014-2020 framework; however, there may currently be open funding calls for this programme.

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European funding covers a variety of human rights issues, including: 

 

  • Combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance 

  • Disabilities 

  • Migrants and refugees 

  • Older People 

  • Roma & Travellers 

  • LGBT+ 

  • Funding for legal and judiciary projects (victim and criminal rights, privacy, data protection, etc.) 

  • Women’s rights and issues 

  • Gender-based violence 

  • Children's rights. 

 

There are three main programmes dedicated to human rights:  

 

  1. Rights, Equality and Citizenship  - contributes to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty, the Charter and international human rights conventions, are promoted and protected. Objectives include tackling discrimination in all forms and promoting equality and the rights of people with disabilities, the rights of children, consumer rights, and rights deriving from Union citizenship. 

 

  1. Justice - contributes to the further development of a European area of justice based on mutual recognition and mutual trust, including judicial cooperation in civil and crinimal matters, judicial training, effective access to justice in Europe, and initiatives in the field of drugs policy.  

 

  1. Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund - promotes the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration. In Ireland, this fund is managed by the EU Funds section of the Department of Justice 

 

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Current Funding

Justice: Supporting initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy


The Justice Programme aims to foster mutual recognition and mutual trust between Member States. It promotes judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, helps train judges and other legal practitioners and facilitates effective access to justice for individuals and businesses throughout Europe. Deadline: 22 April 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Programme Overview

The aim of this call is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law and to support development of new approaches in the area of drugs, to support initiatives in the field of drugs policy as regards judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects.

Project applications submitted under the present call for proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • to support activities in the area of epidemiology of use of new psychoactive substances, including potent synthetic opioids, as well as emerging drug problems (notably on challenges related to cocaine and heroin use) and technological developments, including online trade of drugs;
  • to support the civil society organisations by reinforcing their (i) advocacy function, (ii) capacity to make a difference at the local level, (iii) best practice sharing methods;
  • to support key stakeholders by expanding their knowledge and skills in the context of implementing minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction (also on development of tools which would allow to measure possible improvements), particularly in the area of social integration and vulnerable groups;
  • to promote practical application of drug-related research, and, in particular, addiction research with a view of addressing current challenges and new threats.

Eligibility & Programme Detail

The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  1. analytical activities, such as data collection, development of common methodologies, surveys, research activities, evaluations, workshops, experts meetings;
  2. training activities, such as staff exchanges, workshops, seminars, train-the-trainer events, online trainings;
  3. mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities, such as identification and exchange of good practices, peer reviews, conferences, seminars, information campaigns, publications, ICT systems and tools;
  4. networking activities.

Eligible countries

With the exception of international organisations, applicants and co-applicants must be established in the following countries to be eligible: 

  • The Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark (“Member States participating in the Justice programme”)
  • Albania and Montenegro
  • International organisations can be established outside the above-mentioned countries.

For UK applicants: Please note that the United Kingdom is not bound by Regulation (EU) No 1382/2013 establishing the Justice programme and its implementing decisions and UK entities are therefore not eligible to participate under this call.

General provisions (admissibility)

Applications must be:

  • sent no later than the deadline for submitting applications referred to in section 3;
  • submitted using the Electronic Submission System of the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal1;
  • submitted using the standard Submission Form Part A and Part B of the respective call for proposals. The template for Part B shall not be customised, i.e. keep all its foreseen sections (even if not relevant for your proposal), and without deleting instructions or changing the font. They must include all the mandatory information and be accompanied (if applicable2) by the audit report annexes;
  • drafted in one of the EU official languages. English is preferred in order to speed up the evaluation procedure.

Failure to comply with these requirements will lead to the rejection of the application.

Eligibility criteria

All the applicants and co-applicants must fulfil the following eligibility requirements for applications to be eligible. To prove these eligibility requirements, applicants and co-applicants will have to provide the relevant information and upload necessary documents showing their legal status in the Participant Register.

  1. Legal Status

The following entities can apply as lead applicants and co-applicants:

  • public bodies;
  • non-profit-making private entities;

The following entities can only apply as co-applicants:

  • profit making entities;
  • international organisations

The following are not eligible, neither as applicants nor as co-applicants:

  • Union Agencies
  • natural persons

Affiliated entities, i.e. legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, shall take part in the action as individual co-applicants in order to declare eligible costs unless they are affiliated to a public body.

2. Country of establishment

With the exception of international organisations, applicants and co-applicants must be established in the following countries to be eligible:

  • the Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark (“Member States participating in the Justice programme”)
  • Albania and Montenegro

International organisations can be established outside the above-mentioned countries.

For UK applicants: Please note that the United Kingdom is not bound by Regulation (EU) No1382/2013 establishing the Justice programme and its implementing decisions and UK entities are therefore not eligible to participate under this call.

Eligibility of the application

In order to be eligible, applications:

  1. must be transnational, i.e. involve at least two eligible entities established in two different Member States participating in the Justice programme or in one Member States and Albania or Montenegro 4.
  2. must request an EU contribution equal to or higher than EUR 250 000. Applications seeking lower EU contributions will be rejected.
  3. must have an implementation period of maximum 24 months5. Applications for projects scheduled to run for a longer period will be rejected. Activities must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.

Eligible activities

The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  1. analytical activities, such as data collection, development of common methodologies, surveys, research activities, evaluations, workshops, experts meetings;
  2. training activities, such as staff exchanges, workshops, seminars, train-the-trainer events, online trainings;
  3. mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities, such as identification and exchange of good practices, peer reviews, conferences, seminars, information campaigns, publications, ICT systems and tools;
  4. networking activities.

Selection criteria:

Described in section 6 and 7 of the Call document.

Application Details

Full details are available on the EU’s Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal

Call document:

https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/justice/wp-call/call-fiche_just-2020-ag-drugs_en.pdf

Guide for applicants

Standard proposal template

Multi-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement





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