Call for proposals - Support to national activities aiming at combating discrimination and promoting equality JUST/2012/PROG/AG/AD Closed!


The objectives of this call are to support national authorities in charge of equality and non-discrimination of PROGRESS participating countries in:

  1. Developing their national policy to combat discrimination and promote equality beyond legislation;
  2. Fostering the dissemination of information on EU and national policy and legislation in the non discrimination field;
  3. Identifying best practices which could be transferable to other participating countries.

In this call, the Commission wishes to support activities which tackle at least one of the following five grounds of discrimination: race and ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or belief and sexual orientation.


The projects which may be financed under this call for proposals may include the following activities (the following list is not exhaustive):

  • Training activities in the non discrimination field.
  • Identification, analysis, promotion and dissemination of good practices on non discrimination.
  • Organisation of awareness raising events on equality issues, including diversity awards.
  • Carrying out studies or surveys at national level aiming at a better understanding of the phenomenon of discrimination and the situation of discriminated groups especially on the labour market (ethnic minorities, young and older people, disabled people, LGBT people, religious minorities)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,59 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 June 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche JUST/2012/PROG/AG/AD (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Universities
  • Regional authorities
  • Local authorities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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