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Call: E-voting: making the best use of modern technologies for more active and democratic voting procedures

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Programme
Rights, Equality and Citizenship
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.
Link http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/programmes-2014-2020/rec/index_en.htm
Call
E-voting: making the best use of modern technologies for more active and democratic voting procedures
Description of call
"E-voting: making the best use of modern technologies for more active and democratic voting procedures"

The activities funded under this pilot project's call for action grants aiming to:

  • explore the role of internet services and applications in stimulating democratic participation and to investigate how digital tools can contribute to the stronger and longer-term democratic engagement of citizens;
  • elicit a broad range of proposals especially but not exclusively targeting young people and mobile EU citizens.

Stimulating democratic participation and contributing to stronger and longer-term democratic engagement should be understood in terms of (sustainably) increased voter turnout and voter engagement in the political process, and the activities which support this, such as accessible, efficient voting and registration processes, accessible and engaging political processes (such as involvement in candidate selection, debates etc), and accessible and transparent voter information.

The results of these projects will contribute inter alia to a tele-voting good practice guide aiming to help make voting procedures more accessible to mobilise a broader group of voters and thus enhance democratic participation at the EU level. All projects must be prepared with a specific, though not necessarily exclusive perspective on the 2019 European Elections.
Link https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/rec/topics/rec-rppi-evot-ag-2016.html
Thematic Focus Technologies, European Citizenship, Youth, Innovation, Capacity Building
Funding area EU Member States
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Public Services, NGO / NPO, International Organization
Applicant details
The applicant must be a public entity or a private non-profit-oriented organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or an international organisation; partners must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or international organisations.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The application can be national (local or regional) or transnational and must involve at least two eligible organisations (applicant and partner).
Project duration max 18 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The requested grant should preferably not be higher than 350 000 € or lower than 75 000 €.

Funding rate: max. 80%
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