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Call: Improve the inclusion of mobile EU citizens and their political and societal participation, particularly in underrepresented groups

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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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Improve the inclusion of mobile EU citizens and their political and societal participation, particularly in underrepresented groups
Description of call
"Improve the inclusion of mobile EU citizens and their political and societal participation, particularly in underrepresented groups"
Project activities should foster the successful inclusion and participation of mobile EU citizens and their family members in the host EU country's civic and/or political life and/or their participation in the democratic life of the EU, particularly underrepresented groups such as women and young people. This complementary call for action grants is to elaborate on the increased focus on the exercise of democratic rights in the run-up to the European elections, and of the work being funded through the European Parliament's pilot projects on e-voting and e-democracy, as a part of the Commission’s wider work on citizens’ participation.
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Thematic Focus European Citizenship, Mobility, Administration
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, International Organization, NGO / NPO, Association, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), National Government, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Start Up Company, Research Institution, Public Services, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Education and Training Centres, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), University
Applicant details The applicant 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 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 max. co- financing rate of 80 % of eligible costs
min grant: 75 000 €
overall budget: 1,5 Mio. €
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