Human Rights

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 


Want to find out more? 

Click on the links above to visit the relevant websites and find out more about human rights funding opportunities for your organisation. 

Current Funding

No current open funds

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