Call for proposals 2016 - Restricted action grants to support national information, Awareness-raising and education activities aimed at preventing and combating violence against women JUST/2016/RGEN/AG/VAWA Closed!


The call aims to co-fund national information, awareness-raising and education activities aimed at preventing and combating violence against women in line with the specific objective to promote equality between women and men and to advance gender mainstreaming.

This call for proposals aims to support national stakeholders in developing and implementing practical and targeted information, awareness-raising and education activities aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and girls, in order to ultimately contribute to promoting gender equality in EU Member States. These activities should spread a clear message of zero tolerance to violence against women and challenge gender stereotypes and norms that contribute to the problem. They should form part of a coordinated, integrated approach to combatting violence against women, and should not be carried out in isolatio


This call for proposals will provide funding for effective national activities aimed at:

  • changing attitudes and behaviours towards violence against women, with the aim of preventing it from happening through education, combating victim-blaming and encouraging victims and witnesses to report violence to the relevant authorities and institutions. Campaigns may be targeted at specific groups of women and girls (for example young women, pregnant women, elderly women, migrant and ethnic or religious minority women, refugee women, women with disabilities, homeless women), or may target the population in general (although proposals should consider how to target different sections of the population).
  • training relevant professionals (e.g. within health services, education, the judiciary, the police, support services etc.) in order to ensure adequate registration, investigation and prosecution of all forms of violence against women and sensitive support for victims, as well as improve perpetrator programmes;
  • training journalists and media professionals in order to ensure sensitive and appropriate reporting of the issue and incidents;
  • encouraging men and boys to challenge sexism and gender norms that encourage violence against women, and actively engage in the fight against violence against women;
  • informing victims about their rights and the support services (shelters, helplines etc.) and protection measures available in their country (including the availability of cross-border protection measures).

In the context of this call for proposals, activities may include the development and implementation of:

  • campaigns (including using social media, which is strongly encouraged);
  • exhibitions;
  • education and training programmes;
  • teaching and learning material, including translating, adapting and disseminating material developed in other countries and/or by European / international organisations (i.e. printed, electronic, audio-visual and online material);
  • exchange of experiences and good practice;
  • seminars and conferences;
  • information days at public or private institutions (e.g. schools, universities, hospitals, police stations, etc.).


European community funding

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

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 October 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 (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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