REC programme: Call for Proposals for Operating Grants for 2016 open to EU-level networks active in the area: "rights of persons with disabilities" and having signed a Framework Partnership Agreement 2015-2017 VP/2015/013 Closed!


The call for proposals aims to provide operating grants for 2016 under the Framework Partnership Agreements concluded for the period 2015-2017 to provide for long term cooperation between the European Commission and EU-level networks active in the promotion of rights of persons with disabilities. The call will provide grants to fund operating costs and those activities of the network which have EU added value and contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the REC Programme.


The activities of the networks should contribute to one or more of the following priorities:
  • Supporting the implementation of the priorities of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020;
  • Contributing to the implementation of the UNCRPD and promoting the involvement of the national member organisations in the implementation;
  • Supporting the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategy targets on employment, poverty and education;
  • Supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of EU and national policies and legislation in the area of disability;
  • Contributing to mainstreaming different aspects of disability matters in the EU and national policies, particularly in the areas of employment, education, social inclusion, social protection, health, human rights, international cooperation and development to make sure that the rights and needs of persons with disabilities are properly addressed;
  • Contributing to improving accessibility to goods and services;
  • Contributing to the development of specific policies relevant to disabilities in the area of independent living, in particular as regards the transition from institutional to community-based care.

European community funding

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

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 October 2015 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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