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Call: Action grants to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence as a way to prevent it at an early stage

Acronym REC
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Rights, Equality and Citizenship"

The general objective of the Programme shall be to contribute, in accordance with Article 4 of the Treaty on the EU (TEU), to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons as enshrined in the TEU, in the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), in the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU and in the international human rights conventions to which the Union has acceded, are promoted, protected and effectively implemented.

To achieve the general objective, the Programme has the following specific objectives:

  • to promote the effective implementation of the principle of non -discrimination on grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation, and to respect the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds provided for in Article 21 of the Charter;
  • to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance;
  • to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities;
  • to promote equality between women and men and to advance gender mainstreaming;
  • to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women, as well as violence against other groups at risk, in particular groups at risk of violence in close relationships, and to protect victims of such violence;
  • to promote and protect the rights of the child;
  • to contribute to ensuring the highest level of protection of privacy and personal data;
  • to promote and enhance the exercise of rights deriving from citizenship of the Union;
  • to enable individuals in their capacity as consumers or entrepreneurs in the internal market to enforce their rights deriving from Union law, having regard to the projects funded under the Consumer Programme.

Amongst others, the specific objectives shall be pursued through:

  • enhancing awareness and knowledge of Union law and policies as well as of the rights, values and principles underpinning the Union;
  • supporting the effective, comprehensive and consistent implementation and application of Union law instruments and policies in the Member States and the monitoring and evaluation thereof.
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Description of programme
"Progress Programme: Anti-discrimination and Gender Equality strands"

PROGRESS is the EU's employment and social solidarity programme. It was established to support financially the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in employment, social affairs and equal opportunities. 

With regard to the programme Rights, Equality and Citizenship, PROGRESS covers both gender equality and tackling discrimination themes.

Action grants to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence as a way to prevent it at an early stage
Description of call
"Action grants to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence as a way to prevent it at an early stage"

Proposals shall complement the efforts of the EU in combating gender-based violence. Applicants shall explain and demonstrate how their proposals are aligned with the respective EU policies and with the documents published by the European Commission.

This call will cover one or more of the following activities:

  • Education and awareness-raising activities, such as campaigns, exhibitions, workshops;
  • Capacity-building and training for professionals and volunteers who come into contact with girls and boys and who are or will be involved in education to end gender-based violence, including teachers and teacher educators, peer mentors, school counsellors, sports coaches, youth leaders, organisers of extra-curricular activities and similar professionals and volunteers.

Activities can be carried out in formal and informal education or other contexts. Applicants should reflect on the framing of messages and the use of specific messengers (such as youth leaders, local celebrities, sports coaches etc.) when developing such awareness-raising and education activities. Pre-testing of messages among the target group is strongly encouraged. Multi-component campaigns, combining different methods of awareness-raising and education, are particularly encouraged.

Activities endorsing or reinforcing gender stereotypes or gender norms that are harmful, justify gender-based violence and contribute to victim-blaming will not be funded. Any messages, images or materials developed in the context of this call should be sensitive, challenge gender stereotypes (for instance, avoid representing women as passive victims and all men as perpetrators) and should in no way stigmatise victims or any specific group.

Applications should also include a clear communication, dissemination and sustainability plan, with measures to maintain and monitor results after the end of funding. Applicants should also describe the potential for scaling up the measure, should the activities produce the expected results.

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Thematic Focus Education, Capacity Building, Human Rights, European Citizenship, People with Disabilities, Equal Rights
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Eligible applicants International Organization, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Public Services, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Education and Training Centres, , , Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), , Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Other, National Government, Start Up Company, University
Applicant details The applicants and partners must be public entities or private organisations or international organisations. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations. 
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The application must be transnational and involve organisations from at least two participating countries
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The total call budget is 2 000 000 €.
The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than 75 000 €.
The funding under the Justice and the REC programmes is based on the co-financing principle - unless otherwise specified in the call notice the grant cannot constitute more than 80% of overall eligible project costs.
Submission Applications in response to this call are only possible via the Electronic Submission System. In order to use this system all participants (applicant and partners) first need to create a user account, the so-called ECAS account. To do so, you simply need to access the Participant Portal:
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