CERV - Proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children

Deadline :
April 12, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€30,500,000
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 supports initiatives which address the issue of gender-based violence and violence against children.

Call details

The call’s objectives are to fight violence, including gender-based violence:  

  1. preventing and combating at all levels all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls and domestic violence, including by promoting the standards laid down in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence;
  2. preventing and combating all forms of violence against children, young people and other groups at risk, such as LGBTQI persons and persons with disabilities;
  3. supporting and protecting all direct and indirect victims of the forms of violence referred to in points (1) and (2), such as the victims of domestic violence perpetrated within the family or within intimate relationships, including children orphaned as a result of domestic crimes, and supporting and ensuring the same level of protection throughout the Union for victims of gender-based violence.

With this call, divided into 5 priorities, the Commission aims at financing projects that will:

  • integrate prevention of various forms of gender-based violence against women in different contexts, with a systemic approach (priority 1, “large-scale  projects”)
  • tackle harmful practices against women and girls (priority 2)
  • prevent gender-based violence by tackling its root causes (priority 3)
  • support and improve national data collection on violence against children (priority 4)
  • strengthen responses that prevent and support child victims of violence by reinforcing child protection systems at national and local level (priority 5)

Activities to be funded under this topic:

  • awareness-raising and empowerment activities;  
  • capacity-building and training for professionals;  
  • design, development and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools, coordination platform and groups;  
  • design of services and measures improving access to victim support services;  
  • exchange of good practices, mutual learning;  
  • mapping the systems of data collection (priority 4);  
  • creation and implementation of data collection strategies and systems, including of case management systems (priority 4);  
  • evaluation of trends of the phenomenon of violence, and data collection and analysis of the impact of prevention policies and responses (priority 4);  
  • targeted communication/promotion activities that will aim at coordinating responses to violence against children (priority 5);
  • capacity-building and training for professionals, with specific groups of professionals working directly with children (e.g. health professionals, teachers) (priority 5);

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  

To be eligible under the first priority, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria:  

(a) organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;  

(b) the project has to be transnational;  

(c) the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);  

(d) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 1 000 000 or higher than EUR 2 000 000.

To be eligible under the second and third priority, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria:  

(a) organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;  

(b) the project can be either national or transnational;  

(c) the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);  

(d) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000 or higher than EUR 1 000 000  

To be eligible under the fourth and fifth priority, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria:  

(a) organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;  

(b) the project can be either national or transnational;

(c) the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);  

(d) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 00

Consortium Composition

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities).

Budget

Project budgets (maximum grant amount) are expected to range:  

  • For Priority 1 - the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 1 000 000 or higher than EUR 2 000 000  
  • For Priority 2 and 3 - the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000 or higher than EUR 1 000 000
  • For priority 4 and 5 - the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000

Project duration

For Priority 1: Projects should normally range between 12 and 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).  

For Priorities 2 to 5: Projects should normally range between 12 and 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

Apply now

Deadline :
April 12, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€30,500,000
Partners required:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities).