SPECIFIC PROGRAMME “PROGRESS” (2007-2013)SECTION 4 – ANTIDISCRIMINATION AND DIVERSITY
Call for proposal Progress 2013: Support to national activities aiming at combating discrimination and promoting equality
The objectives of this call are to support national authorities in charge of equality and nondiscrimination of PROGRESS participating countries in:
a) Developing their national policy to combat discrimination and promote equality beyond legislation;
b) Fostering the dissemination of information on EU and national policy and legislation in the non-discrimination field;
c) Identifying best practices which could be transferable to other participating countries.
Priorities of this call
Activities which aims is to support at least one of the following groups at risk of discrimination: ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, older/younger people, religious minorities and LGBT people.
Types of activities
- Analytical activities: Carrying out studies, surveys and data collection activities aiming at a better understanding of the phenomenon of discrimination and the situation of discriminated groups at national level.
- Training activities in the non-discrimination field.
- Mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation: Identification, analysis, promotion and dissemination of good practices on non-discrimination at national or European level.
- Awareness-raising, information and dissemination: Organisation of awareness raising campaigns and events on equality issues, including diversity awards.
The EU grant applied for should not be lower than EUR 75 000 and shall not exceed EUR 250.000. Each participating country can submit one or two applications for a global maximum EU co-financing of EUR 250 000. Each application shall propose a distinct project. Only one application will be accepted for any given project. The grant cannot constitute more than 80% of overall eligible project costs. Contributions “in-kind” are neither an eligible cost nor are they accepted as income of the project. They cannot be included in the project budget.
This call is only addressed to the national authorities in charge of equality and nondiscrimination in the 27 EU Member States, the EFTA-EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), and the candidate and potential candidate countries participating in PROGRESS (Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey).
Deadline: 10 September 2013, 12:00 (noon) CET
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