Call: European Remembrance
|Type of Fund||Direct Management|
"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|
|Description of call |
The objective of this call for proposals is to support projects aimed at commemorating defining events in modern European history, including the causes and consequences of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, and at raising awareness among European citizens of their common history, culture, cultural heritage and values, thereby enhancing their understanding of the Union, its origins, purpose, diversity and achievements and of the importance of mutual understanding and tolerance. The EU policy initiatives supported under this call are:
Projects must address one (or both) of the following policy priorities set for 2022:
1. Commemoration of and research and education about crimes committed under totalitarian regimes
Crimes committed under totalitarian and authoritarian regimes impacted Europeans fundamentally during the 20th century and shaped Europe’s responsibility to never let these crimes happen again. Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January) and the Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes (23 August) have been expressions of the EU commitment to keep the memory alive. Commemorating and teaching about these crimes, such as the Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity, as well as cultivating the memory of the survivors are key to shaping a common European future. Any attempt to preserve this memory must consist of thorough research, both national and transnational, and continuous education to inspire and guide new generations of Europeans in particular policymakers, opinion makers and other multipliers in defending fundamental rights, the rule of law and democracy
Holocaust remembrance, research and education will be a priority of the call. The rising trend of Holocaust denial and distortion, which appears increasingly online, is a critical threat to Holocaust memory and preventing such crimes in the future. Recent developments and events have demonstrated how historical distortion and denial is used to steer up division and hatred in societies. Holocaust distortion attacks the established understanding of history and fuels conspiracy theories, extremism, Holocaust denial, and racism and antisemitism. More than half of Europeans perceive Holocaust denial as a problem in their country.
76 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Nazi death camps, public knowledge about the Holocaust is steadily declining. According to a recent study, a third of Europeans know "just a little or nothing at all" about the Holocaust while one European in 20 has never heard of the Holocaust. The decreasing number of eyewitnesses makes it is essential to find new ways of remembering and educating about the Holocaust to harness society against resurging threats of hatred, discrimination and all forms of antisemitism. That aligns with the views of two-thirds of Europeans who are convinced that commemorating the Holocaust helps ensure that such atrocities will never happen again.
Projects under this priority should:
In line with the EU Roma strategic framework on equality, inclusion and participation, projects should also pay attention to the specificities of the Roma victims of the Holocaust and their struggle for recognition.
The EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism & Fostering Jewish Life (2021-2030) should be considered by projects during their implementation.
In the context of Holocaust remembrance, the European Union has acquired permanent international partner status with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and implemented activities that can serve as guidance such as the campaign #ProtectTheFacts, which pushes back against Holocaust distortion. Applicants are invited to make use of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance resources on countering distortion and denial.
2. Resistance, democratic transition and democratic consolidation in the EU
Resistance played a key role in fighting occupation, overthrowing totalitarian regimes, and paving the way for democratic transitions in Europe. The violations of fundamental freedoms under totalitarian or other regimes have been repeatedly challenged by different parts of society. It remains crucial to celebrate and educate about these instances, actors and groups as examples for today and the future to defend fundamental freedoms.
Projects under this priority should:
While taking stock of the enlargements accomplished in the last decades, the projects could also offer the opportunity to discuss future enlargements based on common European history.
To raise enhanced awareness of European historical memory and remembrance, including through the development of activities linking remembrance with civic education, participation and democracy in the broadest sense.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||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, Art & Culture, Cultural Heritage, History, Media, Administration & Governance|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
|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, Public Services, Other|
|Applicant details|| In order to be eligible, the applicants
(beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must: |
|Project Partner Details||Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 2 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which comply with the conditions explained in the call document; preference is given to transnational projects.|
|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
|Type of Funding||Grants|
|Financial details|| The available
call budget is EUR 8,000,000. |
The grant parameters (maximum grant amount, funding rate, total eligible costs, etc) will be fixed in the Grant Agreement (Data Sheet, point 3 and art 5). The grant will be a lump sum grant. This means that it will reimburse a fixed amount, based on a lump sum or financing not linked to costs.
Project budget (maximum grant amount): no limit.
|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.