In order to achieve tangible goals in its fight against discrimination, the Commission is setting up projects in the 28 EU countries and promoting dialogue between EU-level NGOs.
Projects in your country
The Commission has been using the "Non-discrimination and diversity" strand of the PROGRESS programme to finance projects carried out in EU countries and other participating countries (e.g. EEA countries). Information of existing projects funded by the PROGRESS programme can be found here.
As of 2014, the Commission will continue to provide financial support to projects aiming at combating diescrimination through the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme. The type of actions to be funded, the thematic priorities and budget available are indicated yearly in the work programme that can be downloaded at the REC web page.
Support for EU-level NGO networks
A key aim of the EU's work on combating discrimination is to foster dialogue and strengthen networking between organisations.
These organisations (NGOs defending people who suffer discrimination) are a central plank of contributing to non-discrimination policy at different levels - both in formulating and implementing policy - through the information and expertise supplied by their members.
More information can be found at the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme web page.