Call for proposals 2021 – 4-year framework partnership agreements to support European networks, civil society organisations active at EU level and European think tanks in the areas of Union values CERV-2021-OG-FPA Open!


Protecting, promoting and raising awareness on rights by providing financial support to civil society organisations active at local, regional, national and transnational level in promoting and cultivating these rights, thereby also strengthening the protection and promotion of Union values and respect for the rule of law and contributing to building a more democratic Union, democratic dialogue, transparency and good governance.
EU policy initiatives supported: European democracy action plan, EU Citizenship Report 2020, Rule of law report, Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU, Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025, EU anti-racism action plan, EU Roma strategic framework on equality, inclusion and participation, LGBTIQ Equality Strategy, EU Strategy on the rights of the child, upcoming EU Strategy on combating antisemitism.


This call will support European networks, civil society organisations active at EU level and European think tanks whose activities contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the programme and which will implement among others: analytical activities, training and capacity building activities, mutual learning and exchange of good practices, awareness raising, information and dissemination activities with EU added value. Civil society organisations active at EU level and European think tanks will also be supported in the area of European remembrance and citizens engagement.  
Every year, an operating grant may be awarded to Framework Partners in order to finance their activities, insofar as they are in line with the objectives of the programme in the area concerned and the policy priorities that may be established by the Commission. The costs of general administrative expenditure necessary for the running of these organisations may also be covered.  
As of 2023, framework partners that qualify as European networks may have, the possibility to re-grant (i.e. further disburse grants/financial support to third parties) to their member organisations. The maximum amount of financial support that can be paid to a member organisation shall not exceed EUR 60 000.

European community funding

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

All the important deadlines

  • 22 June 2021 - in 7 days (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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