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Protecting EU values and rights by combating hate speech and hate crime
|Funding Program||Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme|
|Call budget||€ 16,000,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||no limit|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
This call for proposals will promote right and values by building primarily civil society organisations capacity and awareness on the Charter and by carrying out activities to ensure that the Charter is upheld. Projects will be selected to ensure a balanced representation of the five priorities. Projects can be national or transnational. Transnational projects are particularly encouraged.
All forms and manifestations of hatred are incompatible with the EU values and the fundamental rights enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty and the Charter. Hatred affects the individual victims and the groups they belong to, generates societal polarisation and silences wide sectors of the population, weakening pluralism and undermining respectful public democratic debates. The online world has amplified the negative effects of hate speech. Hate crimes are a direct violation of the victims’ fundamental right to dignity, to equality and non-discrimination. Combating hate speech and hate crime is therefore a key part of the Commission’s action to promote EU values and to ensure that the Charter is upheld.
At EU level, the 2008 Council Framework Decision requires the criminalisation of certain forms of hate speech and hate crimes. Also, the Commission adopted a Communication in December 2021 inviting the Council of the European Union to extend the legal basis for EU-level criminalisation to other forms of hate speech and hate crime beyond the racist and xenophobic grounds already covered by the Framework Decision.
Civil society organisations play a crucial role in combating hate speech and hate crime, thereby safeguarding and promoting fundamental rights. Projects under this priority should aim to enable civil society organisations to establish mechanisms of cooperation with public authorities to support the reporting of episodes of hate crime and hate speech; to ensure support to victims of hate speech and hate crime; and to support law enforcement, including through training or data collection methodologies and tools. Projects should also focus on activities that tackle hate speech online, including reporting content to IT companies, designing countering narrative and awareness raising campaigns, and educational activities to address the societal challenges of hate speech online.
|Expected effects and impacts|
The following activities can be covered:
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
|eligible entities||Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
Proposals can be submitted by one or more organisations (lead applicant “Coordinator” and co-applicants).
In order to be eligible, the applicants (lead applicants “Coordinator”, co-applicants and affiliated entities) must:
|other eligibility criteria|
The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than € 75,000.00.
Financial support to third parties is not allowed.
Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation,
Demographic Change, European Citizenship, Migration,
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media,
Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion,
Justice, Safety & Security
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|project duration||12-24 months|
Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals (including annexes and supporting documents) must be submitted using the forms provided inside the Submission System ( NOT the documents available on the Topic page — they are only for information).
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
Proposals are limited to maximum 70 pages (Part B).
|Call documents|| CERV-2023-CHAR-LITI_call document-EN (531kB)
|Contact||CERV Contact Points 2021-2027 |
CERV Nationale Kontakstelle Österreich
+43 1 531 15–202907
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