On 29 November 2018, the European Commission adopted the 2019 Justice and the Rights, Equalities and Citizenship (REC) Annual Work Programmes. With a total budget of EUR 43 675 000 for Justice and EUR 64 771 000 for REC, we will seek to finance activities developed by public authorities, universities, NGOS and other organisations that meet the Commission’s priority for these areas.
For Justice, this means continuing to finance projects that directly contribute to the Commission’s priority “An area of Justice and Fundamental Rights Based on Mutual Trust”.
For REC, this means focusing on protecting rights or promoting non-discrimination. This will contribute to the same Commission's priority above, as well as fostering data protection for a ‘Connected Digital Single Market’, and promoting gender equality for ‘New boost for jobs, growth and investment’.
The year 2019 will be the year mostly for the consolidation of results, investing in recurring activities, and to a smaller extent, new ones. The 2019 calls for proposals for action grants are expected to be published by 15 January 2019 on the new Funding and Tender Portal (replaces Participant Portal on 30 November 2018).
In addition, part of the funding will be used to finance operating grant for framework partners, studies, the monitoring of legislation, information campaigns, exchange of good practices, EU Presidency conferences etc.).