European Commission: Inviting Proposals for Combating all forms of Violence against Children, Young People and Women

Deadline: 13 June 2019

European Commission is seeking applications for proposals to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women.

This call aims to fund targeted, practical projects ensuring maximum tangible and demonstrable benefits and impacts on the lives of beneficiaries. Research activities are not excluded, but the accent is put on the practical side and projects should include a combination of elements to form a coherent whole. While the projects should build on evidence of what works (e.g., from previous available research), they should have an applied nature and lead to practical applications.

Projects should not only develop a sound methodology using available evidence and recognised existing good practice or tried and tested intervention models but also include a large proportion of practical implementation measures and outcomes. These aspects will be taken into account when evaluating the quality of proposals.

Funding Information

  • The indicative maximum amount earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 11 700 000.


  1. Preventing and combating gender-based violence
    • Prevention, protection and/or support of victims of domestic violence
    • Protection and support for victims of gender-based violence amongst particularly vulnerable groups
    • Prevention of and responses to sexual harassment
  2. Preventing and combating violence against children
    • Capacity-building for trainee and in-service medical practitioners
    • Capacity-building for specialist forensic interviewers for child victims of violence
    • Capacity-building for trainee and in-service specialist practitioners


Activities shall include:

  • Awareness-raising and empowerment activities;
  • Capacity-building and training for professionals;
  • Design and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools;
  • Exchange of good practices, mutual learning;

Eligibility Criteria

The Programme eligible countries are:

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their overseas departments
  • Iceland
  • The Republic of Serbia

Eligibility of the lead applicant (i.e. coordinator) and participants (partners)

  • The applicant and the partners must be public bodies or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the programme, or international organisations.
  • Organisations that are profit-oriented may only submit applications in partnership with public bodies or private non-profit organisations.

Eligibility of the application

  • The project can be either national or transnational;
  • The application must be submitted by a partnership, including at least two organisations (applicant and partner) actively involved in the implementation of the proposed action (unless specified otherwise);
  • The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 75 000. There is no maximum limit.

Note: for applicants and partners established in the UK: please be aware that they must comply with the eligibility criteria for the entire duration of the action for which a grant is awarded. If the UK withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular, that UK applicants and partners continue to be eligible, they will cease to receive EU funding or be required to leave the project.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit

  • Avatar Siya says:

    Do I apply if I am a South African based organisation?

  • Avatar Durarul Iraq Association for Humanitarian Development says:

    Hi , we are local NGO in Iraq called Durarul Iraq Association for Humanitarian Development, we looking for partner to apply projects in Iraq to end violence against children, women and youth , supporting the minorities and marginalized groups.

  • Avatar aida says:

    Can we apply if we are a partnership of 2 non-profit organizations, one of which is based in Argentina, South America, and the other in Europe?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi aida,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Redi says:

    Hello , I am from Albania. May I apply ?

  • Avatar ochen moses aleka says:

    i am from Uganda am i eligible to apply

  • Avatar Janet S. Mwenda says:

    I think we Tanzanian needs that support too. You can think of it I guess

  • Avatar Rizwana Hussain says:


    I am from Bangladesh. Can I apply for the grant?


  • Avatar Mujuni Naomi says:

    Are NGO’s from Uganda eligible to apply?

  • Avatar Moses GT. Pouseah says:

    hello am from Liberia, can I apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Moses GT. Pouseah,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Hilda Kosamu says:

    We are a new organization dealing with persons with disabilities,in Zambia.are we qualified to apply.

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