EU call for proposals: Preventing and combating gender-based violence and violence against children

For the purposes of this call, the European Union (EU) defines gender based violence as violence directed against a person because of that person's gender or as violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately.

Violence against children is understood to mean "all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect of negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse" as listed in Article 19(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ( and in alignment with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child's General comment No. 13 (2011) on the right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence (

Programme Priorities

  • Prevention of gender-based violence (GBV): The focus is on primary prevention, i.e. changing social attitudes and behaviour, in order to end tolerance of all forms of violence. This involves tackling prejudices and gender stereotypes and norms that encourage or condone violence, as well as preventing victimisation through education about healthy relationships and their rights.
    • Indicative amount: 2 500 000 EUR
  • Protection and support for victims of gender-based violence and violence against children, including through tackling under-reporting and promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation among relevant professionals.
    • Indicative amount: 3 206 000 EUR
  • The coordination and/or adaptation of support services for sexual and gender-based violence to include refugees and migrants (children, women, LGBTQI persons, young men and boys), in particular to ensure their recovery from such trauma. The aim is not to create new or parallel services but to adapt them in an inclusive manner.
    • Indicative amount: 3 000 000 EUR
  • Treatment of perpetrators, in order to prevent reoffending. The aim is to support the development of perpetrator treatment programmes and capacity-building among professionals working in this area, with the aim of preventing reoffending and further protecting victims.
    • Indicative amount: 1 000 000 EUR
  • National coordinating frameworks or action plans for violence against children (supporting Member States and other actors). The aim is to support Member States in developing and implementing national coordinating frameworks to eliminate all forms of violence against children (which would cover a number of different areas and issues).
    • Indicative amount: 3 000 000 EUR

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or international organisations.
  • Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations.
  • The project can be either national or transnational.
  • The application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner).
  • The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 75 000.
  • The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, and Iceland, are eligible countries.

Deadline: 14 November 2017

For more information, please visit EU Call for Proposals.