CERV - Rights of the child and children’s participation

Deadline :
March 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 12 000 000
Partners required:

Funding programme

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) is the EU's funding programme for citizens' engagement and the implementation of EU rights and values. It replaces both Europe for Citizens and the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme.

Call overview

This call for proposals aims at supporting, advancing and implementing comprehensive policies to protect and promote the rights of the child, including the right to participate.

Call detail

This call responds to children’s current needs and challenges in the EU, through four priorities:

  1. Children’s mental health
  2. Embedding a rights of the child perspective in actions at national and local level
  3. Children’s engagement and participation
  4. Understanding democratic rights, which starts in childhood

This call pays specific attention to the rights of children with specific needs and vulnerabilities, including those who fled the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

This call focuses on implementation of the actions and recommendations at the EU, national and local level established in the relevant strands of the EU Strategy on the rights of the child. Projects can be national or transnational. Transnational projects are particularly encouraged.

Activities funded

Activities may include:

• Mutual learning, trainings, exchange of good practices, cooperation and networking;

• Dissemination and awareness raising, including social media or press campaigns;

• Capacity building and training activities of national, regional and local authorities;

• Training activities and awareness raising sessions for children;

• Design and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools.

The design and implementation of actions should be done in cooperation with children, to make sure that the action is well tailored to children’s needs.


In order to be eligible, the applicants must:

a) Lead applicants and co-applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies) or an international organisation.

b) Lead applicants must be non-profit making. Organisations which are profit-oriented may apply only in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations.

c) Applicants must be formally established in one of the eligible countries i.e.:

− EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs);

− 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.

d) Activities must take place in any of the eligible countries.

e) The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 100 000.

f) The project can be either national or transnational; the application must involve at least two applicants (lead applicant and at least one co-applicant not being affiliated entity or associated partner).

Consortium composition

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


The available call budget is EUR 12 000 000.

Project duration

Projects should normally not exceed 24 months. Extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment.

Apply now

Deadline :
March 26, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 12 000 000
Partners required: