Call for proposals 2021 – Prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children CERV-2021-DAPHNE Open!


To fight violence, including gender-based violence:

  1. preventing and combating at all levels all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls and domestic violence, also by promoting the standards set out in the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention);
  2. preventing and combating all forms of violence against children, young people, as well as violence against other groups at risk, such as LGBTIQ people and people with disabilities;
  3. supporting and protecting all direct and indirect victims of such violence, such as domestic violence exerted within the family or violence in intimate relationships, including children orphaned by domestic crimes, and supporting and ensuring the same level of protection throughout the Union for victims of gender-based violence.


Activities shall include:

  • awareness-raising and empowerment activities;
  • capacity-building and training for professionals;
  • design and implementation of protocols, development of working methods and tools, coordination platform and groups;
  • exchange of good practices, mutual learning;
  • creation and implementation of data collection strategies and systems;
  • establishing or strengthening existing support mechanisms;
  • evaluating lessons learned from Covid-19 situation in the context of its impact on the well-being of children and the functioning of the support systems;
  • in cooperation with children, designing, establishing and/or strengthening protocols and mechanisms providing support to children mostly affected by the Covid-19 situation. The protocols should take into account the gender perspective when appropriate;
  • establishing national, local, regional support centres, including in schools;
  • based on the children’s input and in cooperation with children, build capacity of relevant professionals (e.g. teachers, psychotherapists, educators, medical staff), design and test or roll out existing training activities, design and implement or adapt existing information campaigns for relevant staff, including sharing good practices.

European community funding

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

  • 17,70 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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