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Supporting an enabling environment for the protection of whistleblowers
|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.
A Union of values and rights is also based on effective law enforcement systems and the effective detection, investigation and prosecution of breaches of Union law. Support will be given to creating an enabling environment for reporting and informing on breaches of the Union law, in particular by building capacity on the effective application of the Directive on whistleblower protection (Directive (EU) 2019/1937). This Directive provides for an obligation to establish internal and external reporting channels, a strict obligation to maintain the confidentiality of the reporting person as well as for high standards of protection from retaliation and legal remedies for whistleblowers who report on breaches of EU law in a wide range of key policy areas, thus promoting the fundamental values of the rule of law and democracy as well as the right to freedom of expression, enshrined in Article 11 of the Charter.
Civil society organisations play a crucial role in help ensuring an effective implementation of these legal standards. Projects under this priority should support and protect whistleblowers and build capacity of national authorities and legal practitioners to ensure adequate legal remedies to protect whistleblowers.
|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,
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 Nationale Kontakstelle Österreich |
+43 1 531 15–202907
CERV Contact Points 2021-2027
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