Donor: European Commission (EC) - CERV
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: CERV-2024-CHAR-LITI-LITIGATION
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 18.09.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 75.000€
Total available budget: 2.400.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia


1) Objective

Strategic litigation involving the rights enshrined in the Charter contributes to a more coherent implementation and application of EU law and to the enforcement of individuals’ fundamental rights.

Strategic litigators are key to fostering the promotion and protection of Charter rights and support should be given to strengthening their capacity and specialised knowledge on the Charter and on how to develop a strategic approach to cases. In this context, the support and assistance to victims provided by civil society organisations, NHRIs and equality bodies and Ombuds-institutions is instrumental.

Projects under this priority should, through training, knowledge sharing and exchange of good practices, strengthen the knowledge and ability of civil society organisations and human rights defenders as well as of practitioners, legal professionals and independent human rights bodies, to effectively engage in litigation practices at national and European level and to improve access to justice and enforcement of rights under EU law, including the Charter. Projects under this priority can also include a focus on countering manifestly unfounded or abusive court proceedings against journalists and human rights defenders who engage in public participation (Strategic lawsuits against public participation).

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to legal entities (public or private bodies).

3) Location

Actions must take place in EU member states.

4) Budget

The budget is €2,400,000 for this call. The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than €75,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 18 September 2024. A full proposal must be submitted. All application templates can be downloaded at the given website. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.

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