Deadline: 8 March 2017
The European Union is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Victims of gender-based violence and early prevention” with an aim to contribute to the protection of and the support of victims of gender-based violence and the enforcement of legislation supporting such victims, as well as to the treatment of perpetrators of such violence.
To ensure access to justice, protection and support, it aims to empower victims to report gender-based violence. Proposals shall complement the efforts of the EU in the area of support and rights of victims and combating gender-based violence.
Budget Information: The Global Budget under Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is 6.00 M€.
- REC-RDAP-AWAR-AG-2016: Action grants to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence as a way to prevent it at an early stage. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic:
- Education and awareness-raising activities, such as campaigns, exhibitions, workshops;
- Capacity-building and training for professionals and volunteers who come into contact with girls and boys and who are or will be involved in education to end gender-based violence, including teachers and teacher educators, peer mentors, school counselors, sports coaches, youth leaders, organizers of extra-curricular activities and similar professionals and volunteers.
- REC-RDAP-VICT-AG-2016: Action grants to promote the access to justice and support of victims of gender-based violence and the treatment of perpetrators. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic:
- Capacity building and training for professionals, in particular staff providing specialized support to victims of gender-based violence (e.g. through shelters and other forms of safe, accessible alternative accommodation, legal advice, medical and psychological counseling, helplines/hotlines, victim support organisations or other essential services for victims and their families) or providing treatment for perpetrators;
- Capacity-building and training in relation to gender-specific and, if relevant, child-specific, issues, in particular for professionals (police, lawyers, teachers, medical practitioners, support and helpline staff, employers) who are first points of contact for victims of gender-based violence so that they can better meet the specific needs of vulnerable victims, including signaling the violence, and referring them to more specialist support services;
- Specific support programmes targeting in particular some of the most vulnerable victims of gender-based violence who are refugees and migrants, people with disabilities, Roma, persons belonging to national, ethnic or religious minorities, LGBTI, elderly women, homeless women;
- As regards support for victims of gender-based violence and perpetrator treatment: mutual learning, identification and exchange of good practices, development of working methods, including referral methods, which are transferable to other participating countries, as well as their practical implementation;
- Awareness-raising activities, training and sharing of best practice among practitioners and/or support services about the rights of victims of gender-based violence and about the protection (including domestic protection orders and possible EU wide-extension on the basis of the Directive 2011/99/EU and Regulation 606/13) and support available, as well as about innovative protection methods (for example through the use of new technologies).
- Opened for any legal organisation or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas.
- Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the European Union (EU) countries taking part in the Programme.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.