Call for proposals 2021 – European Remembrance CERV-2021-CITIZENS-REM Open!


The objective of this call for proposals is to support projects aimed at commemorating defining events in modern European history, including the causes and consequences of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, and at raising awareness among European citizens of their common history, culture, cultural heritage and values, thereby enhancing their understanding of the Union, its origins, purpose, diversity and achievements and of the importance of mutual understanding and tolerance.
Policy initiatives supported: EU Strategy on combating antisemitism, EU anti-racism action plan for 2020-2025, EU Roma strategic framework on equality, inclusion and participation.


Projects are expected to:

  • include different types of organisations (public authorities, civil society organisations, research and archival institutes, universities, cultural organisations, memorial and learning sites ... etc.) and aim to establish lasting collaboration between these actors, in particular between research, memory institutions and public authorities;
  • develop different types of activities (training activities, publications, online tools, research, including provenance research, non-formal education, public debates, exhibitions, collection and digitisation of testimonies, innovative and creative actions, etc.) and ensure these activities are accessible to women and men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, in planning and execution;  
  • involve citizens from different target groups and ensure their balanced representation (in terms of age, cultural and social backgrounds, etc) with a focus on multipliers (policymakers, state official, opinion leaders, ...etc.);
  • preferably be implemented on a transnational level (involving the creation and operation of transnational partnerships and networks);
  • share and promote the memory and legacy of the crimes committed by totalitarian regimes as well as research to curb distortion;
  • foster a common culture of remembrance and mutual understanding between citizens from different countries.

European community funding

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

  • 4,51 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 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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