Call for proposals 2021 – Operating grants to framework partners active in the area of Union values CERV-2021-OG-SGA 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, forthcoming EU Strategy on combating antisemitism.


These grants will fund the networks, organisations or think tanks operating costs and those activities which have EU added value and contribute to the implementation of programme objectives, including analytical activities, training and capacity building activities, conferences, mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising, communication and dissemination activities. Applicants must provide a detailed annual work programme for a period of 12 months.
Activities should duly pay attention to a gender perspective, both at design and implementation phase, as this will be taken into account in the evaluation. The partners should also ensure an inclusive and intersectional approach in these activities for all people, with regards to for instance racial or ethnic origin, religion or
belief, (dis)ability, age, gender, sex or sexual orientation.

European community funding

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

  • 20,90 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 June 2021 - in 14 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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