Call: Call for proposals to protect and promote the rights of the child
|Type of Fund||Direct Management|
|Description of programme |
"Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme"
The general objective of the Programme is to protect and promote rights and values as enshrined in the Treaties, the Charter and the applicable international human rights conventions, in particular by supporting civil society organisations and other stakeholders active at local, regional, national and transnational level, and by encouraging civic and democratic participation, in order to sustain and further develop open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive societies which are based on the rule of law.
Furthermore, the Programme shall have the following specific objectives, which correspond to strands:
Union values strand
The Union values strand shall focus on protecting, promoting and raising awareness of rights by providing financial support to civil society organisations which are active at local, regional, national and transnational level in promoting and cultivating those rights, thereby also strengthening the protection and promotion of Union values and respect for the rule of law and contributing to the construction of a more democratic Union, democratic dialogue, transparency and good governance.
Equality, rights and gender equality strand
The equality, rights and gender equality strand shall focus on:
Citizens’ engagement and participation strand
The citizens’ engagement and participation strand shall focus on:
The Daphne strand shall focus on:
|Link||Link to Programme|
Call for proposals to protect and promote the rights of the child
|Description of call |
"Call for proposals to protect and promote the rights of the child"
Supporting, advancing and implementing comprehensive policies to protect and promote the rights of the child.
Policy initiatives supported: EU strategy on the rights of the child.
This call for proposals will contribute to the implementation of the first thematic area of the EU Strategy on the rights on the rights of the child – Participation in political and democratic life: an EU that empowers children to be active citizens and members of democratic societies.
This priority aims at mutually reinforcing efforts undertaken at the European level by the Commission with those happening in the EU Members States. The call aims to strengthen the sustainability and impact of child participation mechanisms (existing or to be created) at local and national level in decision making processes.
Therefore in this call, strong involvement of local, regional and national public authorities is essential as it contributes to the sustainability of the results and ensures more systemic changes. This can be achieved by allocating adequate resources for new and existing mechanisms of child participation, through education on citizenship, equality and participation in democratic processes in schools, capacity building for adults on how to engage in discussions with children in a meaningful way and awareness raising and training activities for children.
Schools are a natural environment where children can exercise and nurture participatory activities together with their peers and experience the impact of their engagement on their daily lives. There is already a wealth of good practices on establishing school advisory boards, councils or national school student’s councils. Therefore this call also targets schools to support their efforts in creating safe, nurturing and meaningful environment and involve children in the school’s daily life and decision making.
Awareness on children’s rights is a precondition to ensure effective and meaningful participation of children, in particular to ensure the right of the child to be heard and listened to. Children, professionals working with and for children, the media, the public, politicians and policy-makers need to know the rights of the child to effectively implement the right to be heard.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Justice, Safety & Security, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Community Integration, European Citizenship, Shared Services, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Children & Youth, Education & Training, Demographic Change, Migration, Health, Social Affairs, Sports|
EU Member States |
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Eligible applicants||Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Association, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Public Services, Other, Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)|
|Applicant details|| In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must: |
|Project Partner Details||In order to be eligible, organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations and proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities).|
|Project duration min||12 months|
|Project duration max||24 months|
|Further info|| Proposals
must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents: |
|Type of Funding||Grants|
|Financial details|| The available call budget is EUR 3,010,000. |
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (90%).
Project budget (maximum grant amount): the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75,000.
|Submission||Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal. Paper submissions are NOT possible.|
For the strands "Union Values" and "Citizens’ engagement and
participation": Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
For the strands "Equality, rights and gender equality" and "Daphne": Directorate-General
for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission.