This section contains calls for proposals on EU funding concerning the main topics of interest of The Salvation Army. The following selected proposals can be both from directly managed funding (allocated directly by the European Commission, or from the national managing authorities, in the case of Erasmus+, ESF or ERDF funding, for instance. For additional information we invite you to contact our European Affairs Office.
Calls for Proposals on Joint Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings addressing the Culture of Impunity
The Call addresses the criminal dimension of trafficking in human beings, focusing on prevention initiatives targeted specifically at countering the impunity for all actors involved in the trafficking chain: traffickers, exploiters, profit-makers, users and abusers and disrupting the financial business model of trafficking, following the money and untangling the trafficking chain.
All relevant information on the call including its priorities, actions, eligibility conditions and details on how to apply can be found here.
Calls for Proposals Under the European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF)
The ESCF will provide financial and capacity-building support to projects addressing social challenges within one of the following areas (among others):
- poverty and marginalisation
- mental health
- promoting gender equality
- employment and job creation
- education, training, and skills
- community development
Preference will be given to innovations that have the most robust evidence of success and that aim to reach the most significant scale. Each selected application will receive a planning grant of up to €100,000 along with capacity-building support. The application deadline is 15 April 2020.
For more information, please visit this website.
Call for Proposals to Promote the Effective Implementation of the Principle of Non-Discrimination
Organisations, including public authorities and NGOs, are invited to present project proposals with the following priorities in order to receive EU financial support:
- Promoting diversity management and inclusion in the workplace, both in the private and public sector
- Fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation in society and promoting the equality of LGBTI people through the implementation of the LGBTI list of actions
- Fighting against discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin and/or multiple discrimination
- Strengthening the fight against anti-gypsyism and various forms of discrimination of Roma
- Restricted to public authorities: promoting non-discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation
- Restricted to public authorities: collecting equality data
Applications will be accepted online starting from January 15th, 2020 with a deadline of April 1st, 2020. More information is available here.
Information on more EU funding opportunities under the Rights, Equality, and Citizenship Programme are available here. For any questions you may have, write to: EC-REC-CALLS@ec.europa.eu.
ERASMUS+ Programme Guide and Call for Proposals Released
The European Commission has released the 2020 call for proposals and programme guide for the ERASMUS+ programme. Please visit Eurodiaconia's website for more information here.
The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007, and 2013 as well as Greece and Portugal. For more information, please visit this website.
A database has been set up for organisations that are looking for a partner.
Often within the EEA and Norway Grants there is a condition or plus if you have a Norwegian Partner organisation. The Active Citizens Fund is relevant for the Baltics, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, and Portugal.
Areas of support for the funds are:
- Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency
- Human rights and equal treatment through combatting any discrimination of the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups
- Gender equality and gender-based violence
- Environment and climate change
We hope that this can:
- motivate The Salvation Army to partner up with relevant local organisations and possibly create strategic partnerships
- help The Salvation Army access and get experience with EEA or NG funding as a partner without being the main party responsible for creating, implementing, and administrating the project.
Read more here.
Opportunities for Roma Inclusion Projects under the EEA and Norway Grants in Romania
These calls for proposals are carried out by the Romanian Social Development Fund, the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities and the Council of Europe. Their aim is to enhance inclusion and empowerment of Roma in Romania. Seven different calls for proposals are available. For more information, please visit this website.
European Solidarity Corps Calls for Proposals
The European Solidarity Corps aims to foster solidarity in European society, engaging young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities. It is a way for your organisation to address societal challenges and to give young people the opportunity to learn and develop their potential. On the other hand, young people can bring fresh and inspiring ideas to your organisation.
The European Solidarity Corps supports:
- jobs and traineeships
- solidarity projects
Solidarity projects are initiated, developed, and implemented by young people themselves. They can seek support from an organisation that may apply on their behalf for a grant under the Corps. The role of the organisation should mainly be administrative, to support the group in the project life-cycle administrative and financial tasks. However, it can also offer support and guidance in identifying and documenting learning outcomes.
To learn more, please visit this website.