Call for Proposals 2017 - Projects on the civil society empowerment programme (CSEP) – Campaigns with counter and alternative narrative to radicalisation implemented by civil society organisation ISFP-2017-AG-CSEP Closed!


The goal of this Call for Proposals is to support projects of Civil Socity Organisations (CSOs) that pursue all of the objectives below:

  • address target audiences in the EU susceptible and vulnerable to radicalising and terrorist content online, those on the brink of radicalisation as well as those who have already been radicalised (target audiences' perceived or real grievances should beaddressed);
  • provide the target audience with credible alternatives and positive narratives or expose and challenge terrorist and extremist online propaganda;
  • address push and pull factors of terrorist and extremist content online;
  • actively contribute to promoting tolerance and EU/democratic fundamental rights and values.


The following types of activities are eligible under this Call for Proposals:

  1. development of the communication strategy for the alternative or counter narrative campaign
  2. "offline" activities- when these are used as catalysts for communication actions and helping to amplify the communication campaign messages and in the longer term helping measure the behavioural change the campaigns have brought about,
  3. a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the success of the communication campaign, including at least the assessment of its reach and impact
  4. development of lessons learned and good practices of the communication campaign to be actively shard shared with in the CSEP and RAN network;
  5. training for staff managing the campaign to have the necessary skills and resilience to engage in controversial/hostile online environment;
  6. capacity building to ensure sustainability of the campaign and online efforts to provide alternative narratives;
  7. management of the project

European community funding

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

  • 6,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 11 January 2018 - 3 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:

  • Local authorities
  • Regional authorities
  • National 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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security

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