EU funding programme for violence prevention

EU funding programme: Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)– previously Daphne III

The REC Programme shall contribute to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty, the Charter and international human rights conventions, are promoted and protected. Its nine specific objectives are to:

  • Promote non–discrimination
  • Combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
  • Promote rights of persons with disabilities
  • Promote equality between women and men and gender mainstreaming
  • Prevent violence against children, young people, women and other groups at risk (Daphne)
  • Promote the rights of the child
  • Ensure the highest level of data protection
  • Promote the rights deriving from Union citizenship
  • Enforce consumer rights


The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme replaced three earlier funding programmes which expired in 2013:

•  Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme

•  Daphne III Programme

•  Progress Programme: Anti-discrimination and Gender Equality strands.


Apply for funding under Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme: For details on the REC Programme, the types of projects funded, the funding requirements  as well as the call for project submissions, see the website of the REC Programme.








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