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CERV – Capacity-building and awareness raising on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – 2023

CERV - Capacity-building and awareness raising on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights aiming at strengthening the application of the Charter in the Member States, in particular through awareness raising and capacity building initiatives.

16 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Large company (> 250 employees) Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees)
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To protect, promote and raise awareness of rights by providing financial support to civil society organisations which are active at local, regional, national and transnational level
  • To support several EU policy initiatives, including: European democracy action plan, Communication on a more inclusive and protective Europe


  • Priority 1: rights enshrined in the Charter and awareness of the Charter’s scope of application
  • Priority 2: protecting fundamental rights in the digital age

Among financed actions

  • Capacity building of civil society organisations and awareness raising activities
  • Training and train-the-trainer activities for professionals
  • Analytical activities and creation of a methodology to monitor the civic space in EU Member States
  • Communication activities

Additional informations

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


  • Be a legal person (public or private entity)
  • For lead applicants: be non-profit legal entities (private bodies)
  • For co-applicants: be non-profit or legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 1 applicant
  • Total budget of the call: 16 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: at least 75 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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