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Programm: Rights, Equality and Citizenship

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Programme
Rights, Equality and Citizenship
Acronym REC
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Rights, Equality and Citizenship"

The general objective of the Programme shall be to contribute, in accordance with Article 4 of the Treaty on the EU (TEU), to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons as enshrined in the TEU, in the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), in the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU and in the international human rights conventions to which the Union has acceded, are promoted, protected and effectively implemented.

To achieve the general objective, the Programme has the following specific objectives:

  • to promote the effective implementation of the principle of non -discrimination on grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation, and to respect the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds provided for in Article 21 of the Charter;
  • to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance;
  • to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities;
  • to promote equality between women and men and to advance gender mainstreaming;
  • to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women, as well as violence against other groups at risk, in particular groups at risk of violence in close relationships, and to protect victims of such violence;
  • to promote and protect the rights of the child;
  • to contribute to ensuring the highest level of protection of privacy and personal data;
  • to promote and enhance the exercise of rights deriving from citizenship of the Union;
  • to enable individuals in their capacity as consumers or entrepreneurs in the internal market to enforce their rights deriving from Union law, having regard to the projects funded under the Consumer Programme.

Amongst others, the specific objectives shall be pursued through:

  • enhancing awareness and knowledge of Union law and policies as well as of the rights, values and principles underpinning the Union;
  • supporting the effective, comprehensive and consistent implementation and application of Union law instruments and policies in the Member States and the monitoring and evaluation thereof.
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Thematic Focus Education, European Citizenship, Equal Rights, Justice, Capacity Building, Youth, Human Rights, Security, Social affairs
Macro-Region
Danube Region, Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region, Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Rights, Equality and Citizenship
EU Member States
Iceland / ├Źsland
Liechtenstein
Applicant details

Bodies and entities which are profit-oriented shall have access to the Programme only in conjunction with non-profit or public organisations.

The Commission may cooperate with international organisations under the conditions laid down in the relevant annual work programme. Access to the Programme shall be open to international organisations active in the areas covered by the Programme in accordance with the Financial Regulation and the relevant annual work programme.

Financial details

The EU co-financing rate is max. 80 % of the eligible costs . 

Any funding that should cover the costs of the project other than the grant requested from the EU should be at least 20% of the total eligible costs and may come from the Applicant, a Partner or another organisation. 

 

Contact Details

Webform for inquiries


Subprogrammes of Rights, Equality and Citizenship

Progress Programme: Anti-discrimination and Gender Equality strands

PROGRESS is the EU's employment and social solidarity programme. It was established to support financially the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in employment, social affairs and equal opportunities. 

With regard to the programme Rights, Equality and Citizenship, PROGRESS covers both gender equality and tackling discrimination themes.

Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

The Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme aims to promote the development of a European society based on respect for fundamental rights and rights derived from citizenship of the European Union.

The focus of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme is:

  • the protection of the rights of the child;
  • combating racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism;
  • the fight against homophobia;
  • active participation in the democratic life of the Union;
  • data protection and privacy rights;
  • training and networking between legal professions and legal practitioners.

Daphne III

The Daphne III programme aims to contribute to the protection of children, young people and women against all forms of violence and attain a high level of health protection, well-being and social cohesion. Its specific objective is to contribute to the prevention of, and the fight against all forms of violence occurring in the public or the private domain, including sexual exploitation and trafficking of human beings.

It aims to take preventive measures and provide support and protection for victims and groups at risk.

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