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Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
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Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

Information

Name of the programme:        Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
Managing Authority:        Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (JUST)
Heading:        Security and citizenship
Programme website link:        http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants1/programmes-2014-2020/rec/index_en.htm
Programme budget 2014-2020:        € 439.47 Million

 

Internal division

Priority areas of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme:
        •    Non–discrimination
        •    Racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
        •    Rights of persons with disabilities
        •    Equality between women and men
        •    Violence against children, young people, women and groups at risk (Daphne)
        •    Rights of the child
        •    Data protection
        •    EU citizenship
        •    Consumer rights

 

Objectives of the Programme

This programme shall contribute to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons are promoted and protected.

The specific objectives of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme are:


        •  Increase awareness and knowledge of the law and policies, as well
        as the rights, values and principles on which the Union is founded;
        •  Support the implementation and effective, comprehensive and
        consistent tools and policies of EU law in the Member States and
        their monitoring and evaluation;
        •  Promote cross-border cooperation, increase mutual understanding
        and enhance mutual trust between all stakeholders;
        •  Improve the knowledge and understanding of potential obstacles to
        the rights and principles enshrined in the TEU, the TFEU, the
        European Charter for Fundamental Rights and by international
        agreements to which the Union adhered.

 

Actions funded

Actions funded under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme:

•  Training activities, such as staff exchanges, conferences, seminars, training events for trainers and the development of online training modules or other;

•  Mutual learning, cooperation, exchange of best practices, peer reviews, development of information tools;

•  Awareness-raising, dissemination, organization of conferences;                 

•    Support of main actors (NGOs and major European networks, the authorities of the Member States in the implementation of the rules and policies of the Union);

•    Activity of analysis and collection of data and statistics; l 'development of methodologies and indicators or benchmarks; studies, researches, analyzes and surveys; assessments; development and publication of guides, reports and educational material.
 

 Keywords

Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (JUST)


 Objectives/goals:

This programme shall contribute to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons are promoted and protected. The specific objectives of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme are: • Increase awareness and knowledge of the law and policies, as well as the rights, values and principles on which the Union is founded; • Support the implementation and effective, comprehensive and consistent tools and policies of EU law in the Member States and their monitoring and evaluation; • Promote cross-border cooperation, increase mutual understanding and enhance mutual trust between all stakeholders; • Improve the knowledge and understanding of potential obstacles to the rights and principles enshrined in the TEU, the TFEU, the European Charter for Fundamental Rights and by international agreements to which the Union adhered.