CERV - Promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination

Deadline :
February 24, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€12,240,000
Partners required:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities)

Funding Programme

Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) is the EU's funding programme for citizens' engagement and the implementation of EU rights and values. Read more about CERV here.

Call overview

This call aims to support actions to prevent and combat all forms of intolerance and discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity offline and online, with an emphasis on intersectional approach.

Call details

The objective is to support a comprehensive and intersectional approach and specific actions to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, in particular on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, including when this manifests in the form of antigypsism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, Afrophobia and LGBTIQ phobia, offline and online.

The priorities of this call are:

Fighting against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes

  • Promoting diversity management and inclusion at the workplace, both in the public and private sector
  • Fighting discrimination against LGBTIQ people and promoting LGBTIQ equality through the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy
  • Preventing, reporting and countering hate speech online
  • Restricted to public authorities to improve their responses to (intersectional) discrimination, racism and xenophobia, in particular, based on racial or ethnic origin, religion, or colour as well on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics.

Activities to be funded under this topic:

  • coalition and capacity building;  
  • training of professionals and victims of (multiple and intersectional) discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes;
  • mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may transferable to other participating countries and into public policies;  
  • designing and implementing anti-racism strategies or action plans, including with focus on specific grounds (e.g. on antisemitism, antigypsyism, anti-Muslim hatred or other specific forms of intolerance) and initiated at the local level;
  • dissemination of information and awareness-raising campaigns, including on social media;  
  • studies and analytical activities, including intersectional analysis;  
  • promotion of digital skills and critical thinking;  
  • data recording, data collection, surveys, including data disaggregation;  
  • monitoring and reporting of incidents of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime, including analysis of patterns and trends, triggers and ecosystem of online hatred;  
  • victim empowerment and support with consideration of the specific needs of women and men, girls and boys in all their diversity.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:  

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)  
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) or non-EU countries: countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature  
  • organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;
  • the project can be either national or transnational;  
  • the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);  
  • the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000.

In order to be eligible under the fifth priority, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:  

  • be public authorities; partners must be public entities or private organisations;
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) or non-EU countries: countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature  
  • the project can be either national or transnational;  
  • the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);  
  • the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000.

Consortium Composition

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:  

  • under the first, second, third and fourth priority: applicant and partner(s) must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the programme, or an international organisation; organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations.  
  • under the fifth priority: applicant must be public authorities of one of the countries participating in the programme; partner(s) must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the programme, or international organisations.

Budget

The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000. The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (90%).

Project duration

Projects should normally range between 12 and 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

Application assistance

For application assistance, contact EC-CERV-CALLS@ec.europa.eu

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Deadline :
February 24, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€12,240,000
Partners required:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities)