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TOPIC : Action grants to support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration

Topic identifier: REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2016
Publication date: 22 June 2016

Types of action: REC-AG REC Action Grant
Opening date:
17 January 2017
Deadline: 21 March 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme REC website
Pillar: REC Programme 2014-2020
Work Programme Year: REC-2016
Work Programme Part: REC-2016
Topic Updates
  • 05 February 2018 11:23

    Abstracts of selected projects were added under the Additional documents of the Topic conditions and documents.

  • 24 August 2017 13:00

    A call update flash info document was added under the Additional documents of the Topic conditions and documents.

  • 08 March 2017 15:43

    A questions and answers document can now be found under Topic conditions and documents, Additional documents

  • 12 September 2016 18:45

    A new version of the Guide for Applicants is available under the Topic conditions and documents.

Topic Description

1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

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. Fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation in society and promoting the rights of LGBTI people. Priority will be given to awareness raising and dissemination projects in the Member States with particular needs and lower levels of social acceptance of LGBTI people as shown by studies as the Eurobarometer on Discrimination 2015 ( and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights EU LGBT Survey 2013 ( Cooperation of national authorities, equality bodies and non-governmental organisations is strongly encouraged. Under this priority, the Commission envisages to fund several smaller projects with an overall indicative budget of 2 200 000 EUR. The cost of a project should therefore amount to approximately 150.000-200.000 EUR.

2. Diversity management in the public and private sector: identification of existing practices, measurement of diversity management benefits, and awareness-raising. The proposed activities may be linked to the launch and implementation of Diversity Charters.

3. Roma: activities aiming to raise awareness and combat harmful stereotypes of Roma and supporting thereby their integration into mainstream society. Identification, implementation and exchange of good practices in addressing the most urgent challenges in the area of fighting discrimination and antigypsyism, especially fighting segregation in education, and promoting the empowerment of Roma youth and their active involvement in the process of Roma integration, including through the capacity building of civil society active at the local level.

4. To raise awareness about intergenerational solidarity and non-discrimination on the basis of age (in particular of young people).

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.

1.2. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic

This call will fund activities on:

  • 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

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

1. List of eligible countries
The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, Iceland and Liechtenstein

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions

2.1 Admissibility requirements are described under point 1 of part C of the Guide for applicants

2.2 Eligibility of the applicant and of the partners

The applicants and partners must be public entities or private organisations or international organisations. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations.

2.3 Eligibility of the application
(a) The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 150 000 or higher than 500 000 Euro;
(b) The project must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application;
(c) The duration of the project should not exceed 24 months.

3. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic
Guide for applicants
Detailed budget template to facilitate the planning of your project
Standard proposal template
Model grant agreement for mono-beneficiary grants
Model grant agreement for multi-beneficiary grants
Legal basis indicators

4. Additional documents
REC Programme – Annual work plan 2016
REC Programme legal basis
EU Financial regulation


Additional documents

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  • Abstracts of selected projects en

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