EU open call to foster tolerance and mutual respect
With this call for proposals, DG Justice wants to support dialogue and exchange of best practice, which will assist Member States and national practitioners in fostering tolerance and mutual respect, as well as in developing tools and practices to effectively prevent and combat bias-motivated crimes. Its priority is the prevention and the fight against all forms of intolerance, including racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, homophobia and trans-phobia, with a particular focus on combating online hate speech and fostering better understanding between (religious) communities, through inter-religious and intercultural activities.
The call will fund activities based on:
- mutual learning, exchange of good practices and strengthened cooperation between key actors, including representatives of the communities;
- monitoring and transparency tools on (online) hate crime and hate speech;
- capacity building and training activities for key stakeholders, including representatives of communities and youngsters;
- dissemination, awareness raising activities and campaigns, through the production of counter- and alternative narratives for example;
- supporting community leaders and local authorities to fight intolerance
Applicants and partners must be public entities, private organisations or international organisations. The application must be transnational and involve organisations from at least 2 EU countries (+ Iceland and Liechtenstein). The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75,000 and the duration of the project should not exceed 24 months. The deadline for application is 5 January 2017.