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Strategic Litigation Action Grants under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Value Programme (CERV)

2 02+00:00 February, 2023 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Strategic Litigation Action Grants under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Value Programme (CERV)

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OPENING
DATE

24-01-2023

DEADLINE
DATE

25-05-2023

SUBMISSION
LANGUAGE

English

MAXIMUM
VALUE

No limit

PERCENTAGE
OF FINANCING

90%

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Who?

In order to be eligible, the applicants must:

  • For lead applicants (i.e. the “coordinator”): be non-profit legal entities (private bodies)
  • For co-applicants: be non-profit or profit legal entities (public or private bodies). Organisations that are profit-oriented may apply only in partnership with private non-profit organisations; and
  • Be formally established in one of the eligible countries.

What?

Objective:

Strategic litigation

As highlighted in the Charter Strategy, people need to be aware of their rights and need help to receive effective judicial protection in case their fundamental rights are breached. Such protection also includes strategic litigation involving rights enshrined in the Charter, which contributes to a more coherent implementation and application of EU law and to the enforcement of individuals’ rights.

Strategic litigators are key to fostering the promotion and protection of Charter rights and support should be given to strengthening their capacity and specialised knowledge on the Charter and on how to develop a strategic approach to cases. In this context, the support and assistance to the victims provided by civil society organisations, NHRIs and Equality bodies and Ombuds-institutions is instrumental.

Projects under this priority should, through training, knowledge sharing and exchange of good practices, strengthen the knowledge and ability of civil society organisations as well as of practitioners, legal professionals and independent human rights bodies to effectively engage in litigation practices at national and European level and to improve access to justice and enforcement of rights under EU law, including the Charter.

Projects under this priority can also include a focus on countering manifestly unfounded or abusive court proceedings against journalists and human rights defenders who engage in public participation (Strategic lawsuits against public participation).

 

Call Information

This is a call for proposals for EU action grants in the field of Union Values under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Value Programme (CERV).

 

This call for proposals will support several EU policy initiatives, including: European democracy action plan, Communication on ‘A more inclusive and protective Europe: extending the list of EU crimes to hate speech and hate crime’, Commission Communication on Strengthening whistleblower protection at EU level, Rule of law report, Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU, the Annual reports on the application of the EU Charter of fundamental rights, Commission Recommendation on protecting journalists and human rights defenders who engage in public participation from manifestly unfounded or abusive court proceedings (‘Strategic lawsuits against public participation’).

Proposals must be submitted to only ONE of the 5 following priorities:

  • Capacity building and awareness raising on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • Promoting rights and values by empowering the civic space
  • Strategic litigation;
  • Protecting EU values and rights by combating hate speech and hate crime;
  • Supporting an enabling environment for the protection of whistleblowers

Please see the Call Document and Call web Page for more information.

Eligibility

Please consult the Objectives , Themes and priorities, Activities that can be funded and Expected impact in the Call Document.

Funding

  • Project duration: between 12 and 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).
  • The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (90%).
  • Funding Size: 16.000.000,00 €.
  • Project budget (maximum grant amount): No limit.

Documents
and Forms

Please see the Call Document and Call web Page for more information and how to apply.

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Details

Date:
2 02+00:00 February, 2023
Time:
8:00 - 17:00
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