A key aim of the EU's work on combating discrimination is to help create dialogue and strengthen networking between organisations.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) defending people who suffer discrimination are central to contributing to non-discrimination policy at formulating and implementing policy through the information and expertise supplied by their members.
Funding opportunities for anti-discrimination projects are avaialbe through the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.
The programme aims to
- promote non-discrimination
- combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
- promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming
- prevent violence against children, young people, women and other groups at risk
- promote the rights of the child
- ensure the protection of personal data in the EU
- promote EU citizenship rights
- enforce consumer rights