Call for proposals 2021 – Promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination CERV-2021-EQUAL Open!


The objective is to support a comprehensive and intersectional approach and specific actions to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, in particular on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, including when this manifests in the form of antigypsism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, Afrophobia and LGBTIQ phobia, offline and online. In this context, the call for proposals can cover actions addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting these groups in terms of intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination and hate.


Activities shall include:

  • coalition and capacity building;
  • training of professionals and victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes;
  • mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation, including identifying best practices which may be transferable to other participating countries;
  • designing and implementing anti-racism strategies or plans of action, including with focus on specific grounds (e.g. on antisemitism or other specific forms of intolerance) and initiated at the local level;
  • dissemination campaigns;
  • studies and analytical activities, including intersectional analysis;
  • promotion of digital skills and critical thinking;
  • data recording, data collection, surveys, including data disaggregation monitoring and reporting of incidents of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime, including analysis of trends, triggers and ecosystem of online hatred;
  • victim empowerment and support, with consideration of the specific needs of women and men, girls and boys in all their diversity;
  • capacity building and training activities; including for national, regional and local authorities.

European community funding

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

  • 9,90 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 June 2021 - in one month (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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