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Call: Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children

Programme
Acronym CERV
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:

  1. to protect and promote Union values (Union values strand);
  2. to promote rights, non-discrimination and equality, including gender equality, and to advance gender mainstreaming and the mainstreaming of non-discrimination (equality, rights and gender equality strand);
  3. to promote citizens’ engagement and participation in the democratic life of the Union and exchanges between citizens of different Member States, and to raise awareness of their common European history (citizens’ engagement and participation strand);
  4. to fight violence, including gender-based violence (Daphne strand).

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:

  1. promoting equality and preventing and combating inequalities and discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation, and respecting the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds provided for in Article 21 of the Charter;
  2. supporting, advancing and implementing comprehensive policies aimed at:
    1. promoting women’s full enjoyment of rights; gender equality, including work-life balance; women’s empowerment; and gender mainstreaming;
    2. promoting non-discrimination and the mainstreaming thereof;
    3. combating racism, xenophobia and all forms of intolerance, including homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, interphobia and intolerance on the basis of gender identity, both online and offline;
    4. protecting and promoting the rights of the child;
    5. protecting and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities;
  3. protecting and promoting Union citizenship rights and the right to the protection of personal data.

Citizens’ engagement and participation strand

The citizens’ engagement and participation strand shall focus on:

  1. supporting projects aimed at remembering defining moments in modern European history, such as the coming to power of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, including the causes and consequences thereof, and projects aimed at raising awareness among European citizens of their common history, culture, cultural heritage and values, thereby enhancing their understanding of the Union, of its origins, purpose, diversity and achievements and of the importance of mutual understanding and tolerance;
  2. promoting citizens’ and representative associations’ participation in and contribution to the democratic and civic life of the Union by enabling them to make known and publicly exchange their views in all areas of Union action;
  3. promoting exchanges between citizens of different countries, in particular through town-twinning and networks of towns, so as to afford them practical experience of the richness and diversity of the common heritage of the Union and to make them aware that such richness and diversity constitute a solid foundation for a common future.

Daphne strand

The Daphne strand shall focus on:

  1. preventing and combating at all levels all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls and domestic violence, including by promoting the standards laid down in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention);
  2. preventing and combating all forms of violence against children, young people and other groups at risk, such as LGBTIQ persons and persons with disabilities;
  3. supporting and protecting all direct and indirect victims of the forms of violence referred to in points (1) and (2), such as the victims of domestic violence perpetrated within the family or within intimate relationships, including children orphaned as a result of domestic crimes, and supporting and ensuring the same level of protection throughout the Union for victims of gender-based violence.
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Call
Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children
Description of call
"Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children"

Objectives: 

To fight violence, including gender-based violence:

  1. preventing and combating at all levels all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls and domestic violence, including by promoting the standards laid down in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence;
  2. preventing and combating all forms of violence against children, young people and other groups at risk, such as LGBTQI persons and persons with disabilities;
  3. supporting and protecting all direct and indirect victims of the forms of violence referred to in points (1) and (2), such as the victims of domestic violence perpetrated within the family or within intimate relationships, including children orphaned as a result of domestic crimes, and supporting and ensuring the same level of protection throughout the Union for victims of gender-based violence. Policy initiatives supported: Gender Equality Strategy, EU strategy on the rights of the child, EU Strategy on victims' rights.

Scope:

With this call, divided into 5 priorities, it is foreseen to finance projects that will:

  • integrate prevention of various forms of gender-based violence against women in different contexts, with a systemic approach (priority 1, “large-scale projects”)
  • tackle harmful practices against women and girls (priority 2)
  • prevent gender-based violence by tackling its root causes (priority 3)
  • support and improve national data collection on violence against children (priority 4)
  • strengthen responses that prevent and support child victims of violence by reinforcing child protection systems at national and local level (priority 5)

Activities shall include:

  • awareness-raising and empowerment activities;
  • capacity-building and training for professionals;
  • design, development and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools, coordination platform and groups;
  • design of services and measures improving access to victim support services;
  • exchange of good practices, mutual learning;
  • mapping the systems of data collection (priority 4);
  • creation and implementation of data collection strategies and systems, including of case management systems (priority 4);
  • evaluation of trends of the phenomenon of violence, and data collection and analysis of the impact of prevention policies and responses (priority 4);
  • targeted communication/promotion activities that will aim at coordinating responses to violence against children (priority 5);
  • capacity-building and training for professionals, with specific groups of professionals working directly with children (e.g. health professionals, teachers) (priority 5);
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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, Health, Social Affairs, Sports
Funding area 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, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Public Services, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), 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:
  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries: EEA countries and countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
  • Natural persons are NOT eligible (with the exception of self-employed persons, i.e. sole traders, where the company does not have legal personality separate from that of the natural person).
  • EU bodies (with the exception of the European Commission Joint Research Centre) can NOT be part of the consortium.
Project Partner Yes
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 the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner).
Further info Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
  • Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants  and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
  • Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded)
  • Part C (to be filled in directly online) containing additional project data including mandatory indicators
  • mandatory annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
    • CVs (standard) of core project team;
    • activity reports of last year;
    • list of previous projects (key projects for the last 4 years)
    • for participants with activities involving children: their child protection policy covering the four areas described in the Keeping Children Safe Child Safeguarding Standards
Proposals are limited to maximum 45 pages (Part B).
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details The available call budget is EUR 30,500,000.
  • Priority 1: EUR 12,000,000
  • Priority 2: EUR 6,000,000
  • Priority 3: EUR 7,000,000
  • Priority 4: EUR 3,000,000
  • Priority 5: EUR 2,500,000
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (90%).

Project budget (maximum grant amount) is expected to range between:
  • For Priority 1 - the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 1,000,000 or higher than EUR 2,000,000
  • For Priority 2 and 3 - the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75,000 or higher than EUR 1,000,000
  • For priority 4 and 5 - 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.
Contact Details

Technical Secretariat

For the  strands "Union Values" and "Citizens’ engagement and participation": Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Email: EACEA-CERV@ec.europa.eu

For the strands "Equality, rights and gender equality" and "Daphne": Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission.
Email: EC-CERV-CALLS@ec.europa


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