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CERV – Call for proposals to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children – 2022

The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme aims to sustain and develop open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive societies based on the rule of law, to protect and promote rights and values as enshrined in the EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

30.5 million euro

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Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To fight violence, including gender-based violence:
    • preventing and combating at all levels all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls and domestic violence, including by promoting the standards laid down in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence;
    • preventing and combating all forms of violence against children, young people and other groups at risk, such as LGBTQI persons and persons with disabilities;
    • supporting and protecting all direct and indirect victims of the forms of violence referred to in points (1) and (2), such as the victims of domestic violence perpetrated within the family or within intimate relationships, including children orphaned as a result of domestic crimes, and supporting and ensuring the same level of protection throughout the Union for victims of gender-based violence.


  • Priority 1: Large-scale and long-term transnational actions to tackle genderbased violence;
  • Priority 2: Combating and preventing violence linked to harmful practices;
  • Priority 3: Primary prevention of gender-based violence;
  • Priority 4: Supporting and improving national data collection on violence against children;
  • Priority 5: Strengthening responses that prevent and support child victims of violence by reinforcing child protection systems at national and local level.

Among financed activities

  • Awareness-raising and empowerment activities;
  • Capacity-building and training for professionals;
  • Design, development and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools, coordination platform and groups;
  • Design of services and measures improving access to victim support services;
  • Exchange of good practices, mutual learning;
  • Mapping the systems of data collection (priority 4);
  • Creation and implementation of data collection strategies and systems, including of case management systems (priority 4);
  • Evaluation of trends of the phenomenon of violence, and data collection and analysis of the impact of prevention policies and responses (priority 4);
  • Targeted communication/promotion activities that will aim at coordinating responses to violence against children (priority 5);
  • Capacity-building and training for professionals, with specific groups of professionals working directly with children (e.g. health professionals, teachers) (priority 5).

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action per priority:
    • Priority 1: between 12 and 36 months;
    • Priority 2, 3, 4, 5: between 12 and 24 months.


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies);
  • Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;
  • The application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);
  • The project can be either national or transnational, except for the projects financed under the first priority where the projects have to be transnational.
  • Indicative budget per priority:
    • Priority 1: 12 million euro;
    • Priority 2: 6 million euro;
    • Priority 3: 7 million euro;
    • Priority 4: 3 million euro;
    • Priority 5: 2.5 million euro.
  • Amount of the grant per priority:
    • Priority 1: between 1 and 2 million euro;
    • Priority 2, 3: not lower than 75,000 euro or higher than 1 million euro;
    • Priority 4, 5: not lower than 75,000 euro.
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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