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TOPIC : 4-Year Framework Partnership Agreements to support European networks active in the area of non-discrimination

Topic identifier: REC-RDIS-NETW-2017
Publication date: 07 March 2017

Types of action: REC-FPA-OG Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grant
Opening date:
07 March 2017
Deadline: 16 May 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
Topic Updates
  • 07 May 2018 14:04

    Call update – information on the awarded 4-year framework partnership agreements (2018-2021) has been added under Topic conditions and documents, Additional documents

  • 10 April 2017 15:20

    Please note that additional documents have been made available under this topic.

Topic Description

1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

This call aims to establish 4-year Framework Partnership Agreements with European networks whose statutory aims are to promote the effective implementation of the principle of non-discrimination. The annual grants to be signed on the basis of these Framework Partnership Agreements will enhance the capacities of these networks to contribute actively to the development and implementation of the policies in this area.

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

This call will support networks whose activities contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the Programme and who will implement among others: analytical activities, training activities, mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities.

The annual operating grant to be provided based on these Framework Partnership Agreements will finance the expenditure linked to the activities of these networks, insofar as they are in line with the objectives of the Programme in the area concerned and with the annual priorities that may be established by the Commission. The costs of general administrative expenditure necessary for the running of these organisations may also be covered.

Topic conditions and documents

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

  1. List of eligible countries

    All EU Member States, 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 the application

    (a) the applicant for the Framework Partnership must be a private non-profit-oriented organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme;

    (b) the applicant for the Framework Partnership must be an established formal network with own legal personality or represent (as a joint secretariat or officially appointed coordinator) an established formal network, must be organised at European level and have member organisations/bodies or authorities in at least 14 participating countries. Only the network or the organisation appointed as the joint secretariat/officially appointed coordinator may submit an application, the member organisations are not eligible to apply.

    (c) the network's statutory aims must fall under the objectives of the Programme in the area of non-discrimination.

  3. Selection criteria
    Selection criteria are described under point 4 of part C of the Guide for applicants

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

    Framework Partnership Agreement for Operation Grants (REC-FPA-OG):
    Standard proposal template
    Model framework partnership agreement
    Model specific agreement
  5.  Additional documents
    REC Programme – Annual work plan 2017 
    REC Programme legal basis
    EU Financial regulation


Additional documents

  • FAQ en
  • Awarded 4-year framework partnership agreements RDIS en

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