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CERV – Call for proposals to promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination – 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.

12.24 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • 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 antigypsyism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, Afrophobia and LGBTIQ phobia, offline and online.


  • Priority 1: Fighting against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes;
  • Priority 2: Promoting diversity management and inclusion at the workplace, both in the public and private sector;
  • Priority 3: Fighting discrimination against LGBTIQ people and promoting LGBTIQ equality through the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy;
  • Priority 4: Preventing, reporting and countering hate speech online;
  • Priority 5: Restricted to public authorities to improve their responses to (multiple and intersectional) discrimination, racism and xenophobia.

Among financed activities

  • 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 transferable to other participating countries and into public policies;
  • Designing and implementing anti-racism strategies or action plans, including with focus on specific grounds (e.g. on antisemitism, antigypsyism, antiMuslim hatred or other specific forms of intolerance) and initiated at the local level;
  • Dissemination of information and awareness-raising campaigns, including on social media;
  • 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 patterns and 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.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 24 months.


  • Be a legal person;
  • Be a public or private entity;
  • Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations;
  • The project can be either national or transnational;
  • The application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner).
  • Indicative budget per priority:
    • Priority 1: 7.74 million euro;
    • Priority 2: 500,000 euro;
    • Priority 3: 1 million euro;
    • Priority 4: 1.5 million euro;
    • Priority 5: 1.5 million euro.
  • Amount of the grant: not lower than 75,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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