Call for proposals to promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Funding through CERV programme aims at protecting rights and values enshrined in the EU treaties in order to sustain open, democratic and inclusive societies.

Programme Details

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Call for proposals to promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination


The objective of this Call is to support a comprehensive and intersectional approach and specific actions to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination.

Detailed Call Description

In particular it concerns discrimination on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, including when this manifests in the form of antigypsism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, Afrophobia and LGBTIQ phobia, offline and online.

With this aim, the following priorities will be financed:

  1. Fighting against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes.
  2. Promoting diversity management and inclusion at the workplace, both in the public and private sector.
  3. Fighting discrimination against LGBTIQ people and promoting LGBTIQ equality through the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy.
  4. Preventing, reporting and countering hate speech online.

Public authorities are responsible to improve their responses to issues of (multiple and intersectional) discrimination, racism and xenophobia.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Migration and Citizenship
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

CERV Contact Point Cyprus
Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations:

Nenad Bogdanovic
Planning and Development Coordinator, Head of CERV Contact Point
Telephone: 99589774

EU Contact Point

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency