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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Human Rights, Justice - Security, Public Management, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Eligible third countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Serbia

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Funds for: Improving prevention and elimination of severe forms of discrimination
Main beneficiaries: Public entities, Private organisations, International organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Improving prevention and elimination of severe forms of discrimination
Main beneficiaries: Public entities, Private organisations, International organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* Prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance

Priorities
* Prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance – focus on:
– Concrete measures and initiatives to prevent and combat forms of intolerance and their manifestations on the ground, in particular hate crime and hate speech;
– Empowering, supporting and protecting groups, communities and individuals affected by manifestations of forms of intolerance, in particular hate crime and hate speech;
– Measures to foster better understanding and improved dialogue among different groups and communities, also building on the role of community leaders, youth and multipliers

* Monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online – focus on:
– Countering hate speech online on social platforms/internet companies;
– Preventing hate speech online;
– Developing online alternative positive narratives to counter hatred

* Improve responses to racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance at the national level – focus on:
– Building capacity of national authorities and enhancing interagency coordination and cooperation to improve responses to racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance at national level;
– Ensuring better application on the ground of hate crime and hate speech legislation;
– Improving hate crime recording and data collection practices at national level, in particular building on the work of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights led sub-group on recording and data collection;
– Improving support for victims of hate crime and hate speech, addressing underreporting, building trust between communities and public authorities

Among financed actions
* For priority 1:
– Mutual learning and exchanges of good practices;
– Coalition building, capacity building and training;
– Community and victims’ empowerment and support;
– Interreligious and intercultural dialogue;
– Dissemination and awareness raising initiatives;
– Development of concrete tools, practices and interventions

* For priority 2: 
– Awareness-raising, promotion of digital skills and critical thinking, and education;
– Monitoring tools, multi-stakeholder actions and campaigns, data recording, analysis of trends, triggers and landscape of online hatred

* For priority 3: 
– Mutual learning and exchange of good practices between the Member States;
– Development of concrete tools, practices and interventions to improve responses to these phenomena, including but not limited to means of criminal law;
– Designing and implementing strategies or plans of action;
– Capacity-building and training activities

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a public or private entity;
– Are eligible under priorities 1 and 2: public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or international organisations;
– Are eligible under priority 3: public authorities of one of the countries participating in the Programme as applicants; public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme as partners, or international organisation;
– Be established in an EU Member State, in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Serbia;

– The applicant must act with at least one co-applicant;
– For-profit organisations must act with at least one public entity or private non-profit-oriented organisation;

– The project can be either national or transnational;