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Support national or transnational projects on non-discrimination and Roma integration - REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2017
Deadline: Nov 9, 2017  

 Disadvantaged People
 Minority groups
 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
 Migrants and Refugees
 Human Rights


1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

This call will aim to co-fund national or transnational projects tackling at least one of the following grounds of discrimination of Art. 19 TFEU: racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. They should aim at:

  1. Fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation in society and promoting the rights of LGBTI people.
  2. Promoting diversity management in the public and private sector: identification of existing practices, measurement of diversity management benefits, and awareness-raising. The proposed activities may be linked to the launch and implementation of Diversity Charters.
  3. Fighting against discrimination of Roma through: activities aiming to raise awareness and combat harmful stereotypes of Roma and thereby supporting their integration into mainstream society; identify and exchange good practices in fighting discrimination against Roma and antigypsyism, in particular in education and housing and promoting the empowerment of Roma (youth and women) as well as their active involvement in the process of Roma integration.
  4. Raising awareness about intergenerational solidarity and non-discrimination on the basis of age (in particular of young people).

Priority will be given to fund at least one project in each of the above-mentioned four priority areas, subject to eligibility and reaching sufficient quality threshold under award criteria.

1.2. Description of the activities

This call will fund activities on:

  • data collection and survey; monitoring the implementation of non-discrimination legislation;

  • training of professionals;

  • mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;

  • dissemination and awareness raising activities (including at local level), such as seminars, conferences, campaigns or social media and press activities.

1.3. Expected results

  • design, development and/or monitoring of national, regional, or local policies aimed to fight against discrimination and/or to promote equality at the workplace and/or in society; and/or

  • more effective implementation of the legislation on non-discrimination;

  • increased stakeholders' knowledge of EU, national, regional and local policies and legislation as well as administrative practices in the non-discrimination field;

  • implementation of the LGBTI List of Actions, including fighting stereotypes and increase reporting of cases of discrimination based on sexual orientation;

  • increased number of diversity charters and the number of companies affiliated to a charter;

  • strengthened links between the academic/research community and the business world to quantify the benefits of diversity;

  • support for the Roma integration process with particular regard to local action.

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