The Directorate of Justice of the European Commission has announced an open call for proposals in the program “Rights, Equality and Citizenship 2014-2020” 03.07.2017



"Rights, Equality and Citizenship 2014-2020" working programme for 2017


Support national or transnational projects on nondiscrimination and Roma integration

Topic identifier:


Opening date:

20 June 2017

Submission deadline:

9 November 2017 17.00 (CET)

The total funds available for a grant:


3 500 000 EUR

Minimum project amount:

75 000 EUR

Maximum project amount:

500 000 EUR

Co-financing rate:




The call for proposals is published on the European Commission (hereinafter - the EC) calls section:

 Contact the Justice Programme helpdesk for further assistance related to the call, topics and the content of proposals

  1. Objective of the call

This call will aim to co-fund national or transnational projects tackling at least one of the following grounds of discrimination: racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

  1. The priorities of the open call:
  1. Fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation in society and promoting the rights of LGBTI people;
  2. Promoting diversity management in the public and private sector: identification of existing practices, measurement of diversity management benefits, and awareness-raising;
  3. Fighting against discrimination of Roma;
  4. Raising awareness about intergenerational solidarity and non-discrimination on the basis of age (in particular of young people).

Priority will be given to funding at least one project in each of the above-mentioned four priority areas, subject to eligibility and reaching sufficient quality threshold under award criteria.

  1. Eligible activities
  • Data collection and survey; monitoring the implementation of non-discrimination legislation;
  • Training of professionals;
  • Mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
  • Dissemination and awareness raising activities (including at local level), such as seminars, conferences, campaigns or social media and press activities.


  1. The applicants and partners may be public entities, private entities or international organizations. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations.
  2. The projects can be national or international.
  3. The participation of at least two organisations (applicant and partner) is required.

* This is an informative material only. More detailed information about the call is available on the EC website calls section (please, see above).

Please, carefully consult the documents available on the project website and the conditions of the open call, in the case of qualifying questions, please, contact the representatives of the European Commission.

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