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Call: Action grants to foster the successful inclusion and participation of European citizens in their host EU country's civic and political life

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Programme
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. The Programme follows 9 Specific objectives:

  1. Promote non–discrimination
  2. Combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
  3. Promote rights of persons with disabilities
  4. Promote equality between women and men and gender mainstreaming
  5. Prevent violence against children, young people, women and other groups at risk (Daphne)
  6. Promote the rights of the child
  7. Ensure the highest level of data protection
  8. Promote the rights deriving from Union citizenship
  9. Enforce consumer rights
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Description of programme
"Fundamental Rights and Citizenship"

The Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme aims to promote the development of a European society based on respect for fundamental rights and rights derived from citizenship of the European Union.

The focus of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme is:

  • the protection of the rights of the child;
  • combating racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism;
  • the fight against homophobia;
  • active participation in the democratic life of the Union;
  • data protection and privacy rights;
  • training and networking between legal professions and legal practitioners.
Call
Action grants to foster the successful inclusion and participation of European citizens in their host EU country's civic and political life
Description of call
"Action grants to foster the successful inclusion and participation of European citizens in their host EU country's civic and political life"

Priorities:

This call for proposals will support projects promoting Union citizenship policies, in particular facilitating the exercise of the right to free movement and the electoral rights deriving from Union citizenship. The priority of the call will be to foster the successful inclusion and participation of EU citizens in their host EU country, and its civic and political life

Description of the activities to be funded under this topic:

This call will fund activities on developing, identifying and promoting the exchange and dissemination of best practices implemented across the EU at local/regional/national level to foster the successful inclusion and participation of EU citizens in their host EU country, and its civic and political life (e.g. through one-stop-shop information services addressed to newcomers.)

Priority will be given to activities aimed at enhancing awareness of EU citizens of their rights, including the right to free movement, to increase their involvement in their host EU country and strengthen their ability to enforce these rights effectively.

Priority will be also given to proposals which seek to increase participation of EU citizens, with a focus on mobile EU citizens, in the democratic process, and particularly to those proposals which seek to address the reasons for the persistently low voter turnout, and to foster awareness of and promote the right to participate in European and local elections in the host country, thus strengthening the European dimension of these elections.

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Thematic Focus European Citizenship, Equal Rights, Human Rights
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, , , Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Public Services, Other, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Start Up Company, National Government,
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. 
Recurring Call unknown
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Grant: Between 150 000 € and 500 000 € per project
Total call budget: 1 161 000 €
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 cost.
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 need to access the Participant Portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html
Contact Details

https://ec.europa.eu/info/about-european-commission/contact_en


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