Action grants to support national and transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration
In this call, the Commission wishes to support activities which tackle at least one of the following groups at risk of discrimination: racial or ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, older/younger people, religious minorities and LGBTI people. The priority areas of this call for proposals are: 1. Discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation in order to improve social acceptance of LGBTI people. The activities may aim to raise awareness about and combat harmful stereotypes towards LGBTI people, organise training, mutual learning and exchange of god practices. The activities may cover specifically non-discrimination in the field of education, employment, health and/or mainstreaming social acceptance of LGBTI in other areas. 2. Diversity management in the public and private sector: identification of existing practices, research work, measurement of diversity management benefits, and awareness-raising. The proposed activities may be linked to the launch and implementation of DiversityCharters 3. Roma: activities aiming to raise awareness about and combat harmful stereotypes of Roma and supporting thereby their integration into mainstream society. Identification and exchange of good practices across fields of access to education, employment, healthcare or to housing as well as anti-discrimination, protection of Roma children and women and empowerment related to Roma integration. 4. Multiple discrimination: research work on the phenomenon, awareness-raising of its existence and consequences, identification and exchange of good practices in combating multiple discrimination. All applications should take into account the gender dimension of discrimination. If the action(s) deal(s) with multiple discriminations, gender can be considered as a discrimination ground in addition to those mentioned above. The priority will be given to fund at least one project in each of the above-mentioned four priority areas, subject to eligibility and reaching sufficient quality threshold under award criteria. This call does not aim to fund projects in the area of:
- children as victims of bullying/cyberbullying;
- preventing and supporting victims of sexual violence or sexual harassment;
- supporting victims of other forms of violence against children, such as domestic violence or abuse, trafficking, sexual exploitation or harmful practices such as female genital mutilation or forced marriage;
- Racism and Xenophobia.
The call will fund activities on:
- training and cooperation of relevant professionals (health and house services, police, the judiciary, social workers, teachers, employers, trade union representatives, university staff etc.) to better prevent and respond to non-discrimination, including through the establishment of formal or informal procedures and support
- programmes to respond to cases;
- 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.
Projects can be national or transnational.
The indicative available budget under this call for proposals is EUR 2.765.000: The requested grant cannot be lower than EUR 150.000 or higher than EUR 500.000. The Commission reserves the right not to award all available funds.
Applicants and partners must comply with the following requirements:(a) Legal status: Applicants and partners must be legally constituted public or private organisations, or international organisations. Bodies set up by the European Union falling under Article 208 of the Financial Regulations (EU bodies and institutions) are not eligible for funding and cannot submit applications. They can be associated to an application, but their costs will not be co-financed. Only legally constituted organisations can participate. Natural persons (private individuals) are not allowed to submit applications. (b) Non-profit:The applicant must be non-profit-oriented. Bodies and organisations which are profit-oriented can apply as partners, only in partnership with non-profit or public organisations. ‘Non-profit organisation’ can be1) a legal entity that is by its legal form non-profit-making; or2) has a legal or statutory obligation not to distribute profits to its shareholders or individual members. The provision that profits will not be distributed must be clearly stipulated either in the law or in the statutes of the organisation; decisions on (not) distributing profits made by its managing board, associates, stakeholders, members or representatives are not sufficient proof of the non-profit nature. (c) Eligible country: Applicant and partners must be legally established in an eligible country: all the EU Member States and Iceland and Liechtenstein. This is not applicable for International organisations.