EU Funding
   

Call for Proposals for Social Experimentation - under Progress

 The aim of the call is to develop and test (i.e. pilot) socially innovative approaches in EU policy priorities, in the context of the Social OMC, and to intensify mutual learning amongst key actors, including transnationally. The rigid evaluation/mainstreaming requirements of the previous call have been removed, although a good evaluation frame is a key criterion. The projects will need to include multiple stakeholders - e.g. public bodies, local authorities, NGOs and service providers and should include activities like networking, evaluation, examination of transferability or inventory of achievements in the EU.

 Key policy areas for piloting new approaches:

- active inclusion, housing exclusion and homelessness, child poverty and social inclusion of migrants,

- social inclusion of young people.

- innovative projects related to transition from institutional care to community care

Duration of project: 12-24 months, starting from 1st January 2011. Any expenditure incurred before signature of the grant agreement is at the applicant's risk.

Closing date is 31st August 2010

Co-financing - up to 80%, applicant should guarantee the remaining 20% of co-financing in cash and contributions in kind are not accepted.

Deadline for submission 31/08/2010 latest

Amount: 2.5 million for around 10 projects

Eligibility of applicant - Accessible to all stakeholders from all PROGRESS participating countries including EFTA, candidate and pre-candidate.

Financial Capacity - Must be confirmed by the provision of the declaration of honour, and balance sheet together with the profit and loss account for the last financial year.

 

Access call and other documents here:

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=630&langId=en&callId=263&furtherCalls=yes

 

 

 

Daphne III

Prevent and combat violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at risk

 

With a budget of 28.990.560 this call for proposals for action grants aims to select projects falling under the objectives of the Daphne III programme and the call priorities.

Projects require a minimum partnership of 2 organisations from different EU member states and must have duration of 12 or 24 months.

Grants awarded under the call will range from € 75.000 to € 300.000 for 12-month projects and from € 150.000 to € 600.000 for 24-month projects, which may constitute a maximum of 80% of overall eligible project cost.

 

Call for proposals JLS/2009-2010/DAP/AG:

The deadline for submission of applications is 30 April 2010, 12:00 CET.

 

CALL PRIORITIES

Street and peer violence - Identification of best practices, recommendations, education and

campaigns involving young people on the issues of street violence, youth violence and related lifestyle issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and weapon-carrying.

Media violence - Targeted educational programmes and activities designed to increase children, young people and/or women's understanding of the potentially negative impacts of

new technologies and to educate them on risks and solutions with the aim to ensure their well being and safety.

Corporal punishment of children - Awareness-raising and educational materials addressing

the issue of corporal punishment of children in their homes and/or in institutional or quasi institutional settings throughout Europe.

Capacity building of law enforcement agents and legal practitioners related to intimate

partner violence - Training and exchange of experiences with the view of building the capacity of practitioners in the law enforcement, judicial and para-legal fields to assist women victims of intimate partner violence when in contact with the police or judicial system.

Field work at grass-roots level with involvement of children, young people and/or women,

in particular programmes that aim to empower them to protect themselves and their peers

against violence. Such programmes might specifically include training, counselling, formal

and informal support group mechanisms and innovative ideas for developing a protective environment for children, young people and women.

 

For more information, please visit:

http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/daphne3/funding_daphne3_en.htm

To read the Call for Proposal, visit:

http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/daphne3/doc/ag_call_2010_en.pdf

 

 

CULTURE PROGRAM

Strand 1.3: Cooperation Projects with Third countries (lasting up to twenty four months)

This category seeks to support cultural cooperation projects aimed at cultural

exchanges between the countries taking part in the Programme and Third Countries,which have concluded association or cooperation agreements with the EU, provided that the latter contain cultural clauses. Every year one or more Third Countries are selected for that particular year.

The eligible third countries are: Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, occupied Palestinian Territory, Tunisia and Ukraine

The action must generate a concrete international cooperation dimension. The cooperation projects involve at least three cultural operators, from at least three countries taking part in the Programme and cultural cooperation with at least one organisation from the selected Third Country and involve cultural activities carried out in the selected Third Country. Funds of between EUR 50. 000 and a maximum of EUR 200. 000 are available, but the ceiling for support from the European Union is limited to 50% of the total eligible costs.

 

For the Programme Guide, please visit:

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/programme/documents/programme_guide_culture_11_2009_en.pdf

 

 

 

DRUG PREVENTION AND INFORMATION

 

Within the framework of the Drug Prevention and Information Programme the Commission has launched the Call for Proposals - Action Grants 2009-2010.

 

Call for Proposals JLS/2009-2010/DPIP/AG. The deadline for submission of applications is 28 April 2010 12:00 CET.

It is aimed at supporting specific transnational projects submitted by partnership of organisations active in the field of Drug Prevention and Information. All applications need to be submitted electronically using on-line PRIAMOS system which you can access through electronic registration/applications menu.

General context

This programme builds on the EU's Drugs Strategy and Action plans, the ultimate aim of which is to significantly reduce the social harm and health damage caused by the use of, and trade in, illicit drugs.

 

The general objectives of this programme are:

-to prevent and reduce drug use, dependence and drug related harms;

-to contribute to the improvement of information on the effects of drug use;

-to support the implementation of the EU Drugs Strategy.

The Programme supports projects and activities associated with the following specific objectives:

-To promote transnational actions to:

set up multidisciplinary networks that can make a clear and specific contribution to achieving the objectives of this programme; ensure the expansion of the knowledge base, the exchange of information and the identification and dissemination of good practice, e.g. through training, study visits and staff exchanges;

-raise awareness of the social and health problems caused by drugs use and to encourage an open dialogue with a view to promoting a better understanding of the drug phenomenon; and

-support measures aimed at preventing drug use, including the reduction of drug-related harm and treatment methods, taking into account the latest state of scientific knowledge;

-To involve civil society in the implementation and development of the European Union's Drugs Strategy and Action Plans;

and

-To monitor, implement and evaluate the implementation of specific actions under the Drugs Action Plans 2005-2008 and 2009-2012.

The target groups of the programme's activities are all those who may be affected by the consequences of drug use, including: young people, pregnant women, vulnerable groups and problematic neighbourhoods. Other target groups are, inter alia, teachers and educational staff, parents, social workers, local and national authorities, medical and paramedical staff, judicial staff, law enforcement and penitentiary authorities, NGOs, trade unions and religious communities.

 

For more information please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/drugs/funding_drugs_en.htm

 

 

THE DRUG PREVENTION AND INFORMATION PROGRAMME

CALL FOR PROPOSALS JLS/2010/DPIP/OG

(Support to the activities of NGOs or other organisations through operating grants)

 This call is aimed at supporting the existence and functioning of organisations - such as non profit organisations, voluntary associations, foundations, NGOs or similar bodies - pursuing an aim of general European interest, to enable them to carry out a set of activities over a period which is equivalent to the organisations' financial year for 2010. Such organisations must envisage activities in their annual work programmes that contribute to the general objectives of the Drug Prevention and Information Programme, i.e.: to prevent and reduce drug use, dependence and drug related harm; to contribute to the improvement of information on drug use; and to support implementation of the EU Drugs Strategy.

 

The general objectives of the Drug Prevention and Information Programme 2007-2013 are:

(a) to prevent and reduce drug use, dependence and drug-related harms.

(b) to contribute to the improvement of information on drug use; and

(c) to support the implementation of the EU Drugs Strategy.

 

The Programme 2007-2013 supports projects and activities associated with the following

specific objectives:

(a) To promote transnational actions to:

(b) set up multidisciplinary networks that can make a clear and specific

contribution to achieving the objectives of this programme;

-ensure the expansion of the knowledge base, the exchange of

information and the identification and dissemination of good

practice, e.g. through training, study visits and staff exchanges;

-raise awareness of the social and health problems caused by drugs

use and to encourage an open dialogue with a view to promoting a

better understanding of the drug phenomenon; and

-support measures aimed at preventing drug use, including the

reduction of drug-related harm and treatment methods, taking into

account the latest state of scientific knowledge;

(c) To involve civil society in the implementation and development of the

European Union's Drugs Strategy and Action Plans; and

(d) To monitor, implement and evaluate the implementation of specific actions

under the Drugs Action Plans 2005-2008 and 2009-2012.

 

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

The indicative budget available for operating grants under this call is EUR 400.000.

1. Financial provisions

(a) The maximum individual grant amount is EUR 100.000.

The deadline for submitting the application is 17 December 2009, 12:00 CET (noon).

 

CONTACTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security website:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/justice_home/index_en.htm

The Drug Prevention and Information Programme website:

 

http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/drugs/funding_drugs_en.htm#

Questions may be sent by e-mail to: JLS-DRUGS-PROGRAMME@ec.europa.eu

 

 

Investing in People; Children's Participation

Budget line 21.05.01.03 Reference: EuropeAid/129133/C/ACT/Multi

Deadline for submission of Concept Notes: 18/11/2009

The call for proposals both reflects and contributes to the European Commission (EC)'s commitments to effectively promote and safeguard children's rights in socio-economic development policies. Specifically, it aims at enabling children's involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and actions impacting on the realisation of their rights.

Objectives

The overall objective of this call for proposals is to empower children in playing a leading role in their own development and the development of their communities while creating a strong base for their meaningful participation at local, national and regional levels.

 The specific objective is to support children to effectively network, participate and be directly represented in local, national and regional decision-making and follow up processes impacting upon their lives and the fulfilment of their rights enshrined in the UNCRC.

 

Size of grants

Any grant requested for an action under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts: Minimum amount: EUR 250 000. For applicants having the nationality of a Member of the EEA or of a country eligible under the reciprocal access rules, the minimum grant amount is EUR 400 000. Maximum amount:               EUR 1 000 000

A grant may not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action (see also section 2.1.4).  The balance must be financed from the applicant's or partners' own resources, or from sources other than the European Community budget or the European Development Fund.

HOW TO APPLY?

This is a restricted Call for Proposals. In the first instance, only Concept Notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, applicants whose Concept Notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a Full Application Form.

For more information please visit the European Commission website:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1254384083315&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=129133

 

 

Call for tender: Evaluation of the impact of the EU instruments affecting children's rights with a view to assessing the level of protection and promotion of children's rights in the EU (2009/S 107-153956)

DG JLS has published a call for a study about the evaluation of impact of the EU instruments affecting children's rights with a view to assessing the level of protection and promotion of children's rights in the EU.

The deadline for submitting offers is the 22/07/2009. Following the approval of the Commission Communication „Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child (COM 52006)367, the aim of the evaluation is: (a) to assess the impact of EU actions on
children's rights; b) to assess the extent to which the
Communication COM (2006) 367 is contributing to promote the 'Rights of the Child' within and outside the EU; and (c) to analyze national policies of the 27 Member States on children's rights. Next to the retrospective analysis of the results achieved, the contractor should also formulate first orientations for possible future initiatives in this field.

The evaluation should take overall stock of the different actions of the EU at international and European levels in the area of the 'Rights of the Child' until June 2008.

The evaluation should cover :

EU actions i.e. legislative actions, non-legislative actions (e.g. communication, green paper, reports,

etc.), funding and significant case law of the European Court of Justice affecting children rights; and

Member States' national policies on children's rights. II.1.6)

The estimated value of the study excluding VAT is 400.000 Euro.

The deadline for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents is 14.7.2009 to:

 

European Commission, DG Justice, Liberty and Security, Unit JLS D4, Financial Support, Fundamental Rights and
Citizenship,
MO 59 01/068,
Mr. Renatas Mazeika,
B-1049 Brussels,
Tel +3222962152.
Email: JLS-D4-CFT@europa.eu.

Telefax +3222979585.

 

Internet: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/tenders/funding_calls_en.htm.

 

 

 

New call for proposal on Trans-national Actions on social experimentation (VP/2009/005) under the PROGRESS programme

This call for proposals seeks to promote social experimentation as a source of innovation in the social policies falling within the open method of coordination applied to social protection and social inclusion in the European Union. Social Experiments refer to a specific evidence-based methodology which measures the impact of the pilot experience through randomly selected control groups. Key theme areas are active inclusion, child poverty, and access, quality and availability of healthcare and long-term care. NGOs based in EU Member States or in EEA/EFTA countries may apply for it, provided that they have legal status, are non-profit oriented and are expressly mandated by a public authority (through an annexed form) to assume responsibility for implementing this action. Projects should involve at least two organisations in the above-mentioned countries. The grant per project will be 350.000 €. The Commission will finance 80%, % of the project budget, while 20% should be co-financed by other sources. No core costs will be financed under this call, which is focussed on supporting pilot projects and evaluating their impact in view of future policies. The deadline for submitting projects will be Tuesday 01/09/2009

The projects will start from 15/12/09 to 31/03/10 and have a duration of 12 to 24 months. More detailed information can be found at:

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=630&langId=en or by writing to empl-progress-vp-2009-005@ec.europa.eu