Call for proposals to protect and promote the rights of the child


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 protect and promote the rights of the child


The call aims to strengthen the sustainability and impact of child participation mechanisms (existing or to be created) at local and national level in decision making processes.

Detailed Call Description

This call, strong involvement of local, regional and national public authorities is essential as it contributes to the sustainability of the results and ensures more systemic changes. This can be achieved by allocating adequate resources for new and existing mechanisms of child participation, through education on citizenship, equality and participation in democratic processes in schools, capacity building for adults on how to engage in discussions with children in a meaningful way and awareness raising and training activities for children.
Schools are a natural environment where children can exercise and nurture participatory activities together with their peers and experience the impact of their engagement on their daily lives. This call also targets schools to support their efforts in creating safe, nurturing and meaningful environment and involve children in the school’s daily life and decision making.
Awareness on children’s rights is a precondition to ensure effective and meaningful participation of children, in particular to ensure the right of the child to be heard and listened to. Children, professionals working with and for children, the media, the public, politicians and policy-makers need to know the rights of the child to effectively
implement the right to be heard.

Call Total Budget


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


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries:
      • countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
      • other eligibility conditions: a) organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations; b) the project can be either national or transnational; c) the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner).

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

(Publish Date: 10/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency