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


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 Description

The programme sets out four specific objectives:

  •  Τo promote equality and rights, including gender equality, anti-discrimination and the rights of children.
  • Τo promote citizens engagement and participation in the democratic life of the EU and to raise awareness of the common European history.
  • Τo fight violence, notably against children and women.
  • Τo protect and promote EU values.

Total Budget

€ 1,55 billion

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

Differs for each funding scheme.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Migration and Citizenship
  • Other Thematic Category
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Disabled Persons
  • Economically Inactive Women
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Trade Unions
  • Training Centres

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations
Head of CERV Contact Point:
Nenad Bogdanovic

EU Contact Point

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls