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TOPIC : Support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration

Topic identifier: REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2017
Publication date: 30 March 2017

Types of action: REC-AG REC Action Grant
Opening date:
20 June 2017
Deadline: 09 November 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme REC website
Pillar: REC Programme 2014-2020
Work Programme Year: REC-2017
Work Programme Part: REC-2017
Topic Updates
  • 22 June 2018 17:08

    Call update flash info document has been added under Topic conditions and documents - Additional documents.

  • 24 May 2018 10:32

    Please note that there has been a delay in finalising the call for proposals. The results of the call will be communicated to the applicants by mid of June 2018.

  • 02 October 2017 16:10

    Frequently asked questions document can now be found under Topic conditions and documents, Additional documents.

Topic Description

1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

This call will aim to co-fund national or transnational projects tackling at least one of the following grounds of discrimination of Art. 19 TFEU: racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. They should aim at:

  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. The proposed activities may be linked to the launch and implementation of Diversity Charters.
  3. Fighting against discrimination of Roma through: activities aiming to raise awareness and combat harmful stereotypes of Roma and thereby supporting their integration into mainstream society; identify and exchange good practices in fighting discrimination against Roma and antigypsyism, in particular in education and housing and promoting the empowerment of Roma (youth and women) as well as their active involvement in the process of Roma integration.
  4. Raising 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

This call will fund activities on:

  • 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.

1.3. Expected results

  • design, development and/or monitoring of national, regional, or local policies aimed to fight against discrimination and/or to promote equality at the workplace and/or in society; and/or

  • more effective implementation of the legislation on non-discrimination;

  • increased stakeholders' knowledge of EU, national, regional and local policies and legislation as well as administrative practices in the non-discrimination field;

  • implementation of the LGBTI List of Actions, including fighting stereotypes and increase reporting of cases of discrimination based on sexual orientation;

  • increased number of diversity charters and the number of companies affiliated to a charter;

  • strengthened links between the academic/research community and the business world to quantify the benefits of diversity;

  • support for the Roma integration process with particular regard to local action.

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 Lichtenstein

  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

    Applicant/s and co-applicants must be a public entity or a private organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or an international organisation. 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

    To be eligible, grant applications must comply with all of the following criteria:
    (a) the application can be either national or transnational
    (b) the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner)
    (c) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000 or higher than 500 000 Euro
  3. Selection criteria
    Selection criteria are described under point 4 of part C of the Guide for applicants

  4. Award criteria
    Award criteria are described under point 5 of part C of the Guide for applicants

  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic


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