Restricted call for proposals - Support for information and communication activities aiming at ending violence against women JUST/2012/PROG/AG/VAW Closed!


This call for proposals aims to support national actors in promoting equality between women and men, to improve gender mainstreaming in the policies and programmes of the PROGRESS participating countries, and to achieve the objectives defined in the Commission's Strategy for equality between women and men and the European Pact for Gender Equality.

The actions to be funded under this call for proposals must fall under one of the following priorities and must demonstrate a clear EU-added value:

  1. Spread a clear message about zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls (Code: INFO)
  2. Inform women and girls victims of violence about their right to a life free of violence (Code: VICT)
  3. Inform, communicate and give training on female genital mutilation (Code: FGM).


This call for proposals will provide funding for effective national and/or transnational activities aimed at:

  • encouraging victims and witnesses to report violence to the relevant authorities and institutions. Campaigns may be targeted to specific groups of women and girls (for example young women, pregnant women, the elderly, migrants and ethnic minorities, refugees, disabled).
  • training relevant professionals (e.g. within health services, education, the judiciary, the police, etc.) in order to ensure adequate registration, investigation and prosecution of all forms of violence against women;
  • disseminating messages about zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls, in particular targeted to men and boys;
  • informing the relevant communities in the EU that female genital mutilation is prohibited and prosecuted, and that the procedure has severe short-term and long-term physical and psychological consequences for women;
  • informing and supporting professionals dealing with victims or potential victims of female genital mutilation (e.g. within public services, health services, education, child protection services, the judiciary, the police, etc.).

European community funding

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

  • 3,70 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 May 2013 - 8 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/VAW (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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