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Call for Proposals to promote Equality and to fight against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 28, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 14, 2021
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The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals to Promote Equality and to Fight Against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination to support a comprehensive and intersectional approach and specific actions to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, in particular on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, including when this manifests in the form of antigypsism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, Afrophobia and LGBTIQ phobia, offline and online.

a) Fighting against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes;
b) Promoting diversity management and inclusion at the workplace, both in the public and private sector;
c) Fighting discrimination against LGBTIQ people and promoting LGBTIQ equality through the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy;
d) Preventing, reporting and countering hate speech online;
e) Restricted to public authorities to improve their responses to (multiple and intersectional) discrimination, racism and xenophobia.

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Eligible activities include:
• coalition and capacity building;
• training of professionals and victims of (multiple and intersectional) discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes;
• mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
• designing and implementing anti-racism strategies or plans of action, including with focus on specific grounds (e.g. on antisemitism or other specific forms of intolerance) and initiated at the local level;
• dissemination and awareness-raising, including social media or press campaigns;
• studies and analytical activities, including intersectional analysis;
• promotion of digital skills and critical thinking;
• data recording, data collection, surveys, including data disaggregation, monitoring and reporting of incidents of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime, including analysis of trends, triggers and ecosystem of online hatred;
• victim empowerment and support, with consideration of the specific needs of women and men, girls and boys in all their diversity;
• capacity building and training activities; including for national, regional and local authorities.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant organizations (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
a) be legal entities (public or private bodies);
b) be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs); non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the CERV Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature;
c) be public authorities of one of the countries participating in the programme; partners must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the programme, or international organisations;
2. The application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);
3. The project can be either national or transnational;
8. The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75,000.

Projects should normally range between 12 and 24 months.

Deadline date: 15 June 2021 at 17:00:00 Brussels time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 28
Apr 28

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 30
Apr 30

Thanks, Ana.