Call for proposals - China-EU Access to Justice Programme EuropeAid/133442/L/ACT/CN Closed!


The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to support China's effort in strengthening access to justice to disadvantaged groups in regions with less developed legal infrastructure and in less economically developed areas.

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are to:

  • enhance institutional capacity building to help the MoJ design and implement policies and actions in line with China's objectives with regard to legal aid (most notably those found in the 12th 5-year plan);
  • improve the overall performance of legal aid delivery in China, through the governmental National Legal Aid Centres (NLAC) and increased delivery by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and public interest and local law firms;
  • promote capacity building and transfer of EU knowledge through policy discussion between Chinese and European policy-makers regarding the role of legal aid in improving equal access to justice for citizens.


Among others and in line with the Project's specific objectives the sectors of intervention will contribute to reach the following outcomes:

  • New policies and regulations have been adopted, inspired by European best practice, focused on improving and standardising the quality and scope of legal aid;
  • Contributions have been made to the China-EU policy dialogue on Rule of Law and equal access to justice;
  • Awareness about legal aid services and the rule of law in general among disadvantaged groups and in less developed regions has been enhanced;
  • The government's understanding about the value of legal aid work provided by the private sector has improved and the experience of cooperation with the private sector has increased.

European community funding

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

  • 4,80 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 February 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133442/L/ACT/CN (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)

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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