Joint Justice & Daphne call - Actions grants to support national or transnational projects to enhance the rights of victims of crime/victims of violence JUST/2015/SPOB/AG/VICT Closed!


This call for proposals for action grants is based on the 2015 annual work programmes of the Rights,  Equality  and  Citizenship  Programme  (REC  Programme) and  of the Justice  Programme. It  combines  funds  of  two  calls  included  in  these  annual  work programmes that both concern victims, but each from a different angle.

  • First,  it aims to co-fund transnational projects that support  victims of  violence in  line with the specific objective of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme: (i) to  prevent  and  combat  all  forms  of  violence  against  children,  young  people  and women, as well as other groups at risk of violence in close relationships; and (ii) to protect the victims of such violence (Daphne strand).
  • Second,  it  aims  to co-fund  transnational  and  national  projects that enhance  the  rights  of crime victims in  line  with the specific  objective of  the Justice  Programme to  facilitate effective access to justice for all, including promoting and supporting the rights of victims of crime (Access to justice strand).

The Daphne strand covers projects  targeting  victims  or potential  victims  of  violence who are children, young people, women, and/or other groups at risk of violence in close relationships.

The Access to justice strand covers projects targeting any victims of any crime (thus not limited to victims of violence and not limited to children, young people, women and/or other groups at risk of violence in close relationships).


Projects   under   both   strands   should   contribute   to   the   effective   and   coherent  implementation and practical application of EU law in the area of the rights of victims of crime.

Projects under Daphne strand should be transnational and focus in particular on one or more of the following actions:

  • Capacity  building  and  training  for  professionals, in  particular  staff  providing specialised   victim   support   (e.g.   through   shelters   and   other   forms   of   safe, accessible  alternative  accommodation,  legal  advice,  medical  and  psychological counselling,  helplines/hotlines,  victim  support  organisations or  other  essential services for victims and their families);
  • Capacity-building  and  training  in  relation  to  gender-specific  issues  and  child-specific   issues,   in   particular   for   professionals (police,   teachers,   medical practitioners, helpline staff) who are first points of contact for victims of violence so  that  they  can  better meet  the  specific  needs  of  vulnerable  victims,  including signposting them to more specialist support services;
  • Specific support programmes targeted in particular at the most vulnerable victims, such as refugees and migrants, people with disabilities, Roma, persons belonging to  national,  ethnic  or  religious  minorities,  LGBTI, elderly  women,  children  in alternative care and street children;
  • Mutual  learning, identifying  and exchange  of  good  practices,  development  of working methods which may be transferable to other participating countries;
  • Awareness-raising   activities,   training and   sharing   of   best   practice   among practitioners  and/or  support  services about  the  rights  of  victims  of  violence  and about the protection (including domestic protection orders and possible EU wide-extension  on  basis  of  the  Directive  2011/99/EU  and  Regulation  606/13) and support available

Projects  under Access to justice strand should focus  in  particular  on  one  or  more  of  the following actions:

  • Mutual  learning,  exchange  of  good  practices,  development  of  working  methods which may be transferable to other participating countries and which improve the practical application of any particular rights granted by the EU legislation;
  • Capacity-building of relevant professionals  (e.g. police,  members  of  judiciary, social  and medical workers, customs  officials) on  victims'  needs  for  assistance, information, support, protection and compensation;
  • Capacity  building of  staff  at victim  support  organisations and restorative  justice services on victims' needs when seeking their services (e.g. information, practical and legal  advice,  psychological  counselling)  and  different  ways  to  provide  such services (e.g. telephone or internet helplines/hotlines);
  • Development of  information  tools,  exchange  and  provision  of  information,  and dissemination  and  awareness  raising  activities  on  victims'  rights  under  the  EU rules;
  • Facilitation  of cooperation  between  competent  authorities  and  agencies,  legal practitioners  and/or  service  providers  (including  multi-disciplinary  networks  at international, national, regional or local levels);
  • Analytical  activities,  such  as  data  collection  and  creation of  data  bases,  surveys and research which clearly address gaps in the knowledge base on victims' rights in the EU and/or show how, taking an evidence-based approach, the EU victims' rights policy can be further developed

Projects  can  be  either  national  or  transnational, although projects that  enable  cross-fertilisation  and  involve  ideas  and  best  practices  from more  than  one  Member  State are strongly  recommended.

European community funding

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

  • 5,02 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 April 2016 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals - Action grants to support victims of violence and crime (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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