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Call for proposals to support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2018

What is it about?

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

Respecting the principle of gender mainstreaming they should aim at:

  • Fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation in society and promoting the rights of LGBTI people.
  • 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.
  • Fighting against anti-gypsyism and various forms of discrimination of Roma – including spatial and schooling segregation, discrimination in (access to) employment and housing, forced evictions – through activities such as awareness-raising, combatting harmful stereotypes, strategic litigation and Roma victims’ interest representation and thereby supporting their integration into mainstream society. Empowering Roma youth, women and children and promoting their participation in developing, implementing and monitoring policies affecting them. Supporting capacity building of Roma and pro-Roma civil society active at the local level.
  • Fighting against discrimination based on race and/or ethnic origin (excluding hate speech).

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.

Description of the proposed 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;
  • Roma victims interest representation, strategic litigation;
  • capacity building and empowerment.

Expected results

  • design, development and/or monitoring of national, regional, or local policies aimed to fight against discrimination and/or to promote equality and diversity at the workplace and/or in society;
  • 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, including practices and policies covering multiple discriminations;
  • implementation of the LGBTI List of Actions [1], 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;
  • implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, including fighting anti-gypsyism and various forms of discrimination, empowering Roma youth, women and children, supporting capacity-building of civil society active at the local level.

In the same framework, IED has already implemented several innovative projects which included innovative practices.  If you are interested in applying for this call you could contact us and further discuss the available options.

Submission deadline: 09 October 2018 17:00 (Brussels time)

Available Budget

EC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2018 – REC-AG REC Action Grant: 3,600,000

Eligibility of the applicants

2.1 List of eligible countries:

The Member States of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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