Council of Europe : Call for proposals – NGO Grant to promote the fight against sexism

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division has launched a call for proposals for an NGO grant to promote the fight against sexism.


  • Encourage public debate around the prevalence of and response given to sexism by different actors, so as to promote higher levels understanding/awareness of the phenomena and identify adequate answers, as appropriate and relevant to different national contexts.
  • Promote the use of the Council of Europe Recommendation on preventing and Combating Sexism as a concrete tool to eradicate sexism

General Objective

  • Projects/actions proposed by NGOs with a strong experience and expertise in the area of gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Projects/actions targeting stakeholders that can have a multiplier effect;
  • Projects/actions involving sustainable outcomes and good country coverage.

Types of Action

  • Projects/actions concerning only or mainly individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
  • Projects/actions supporting political parties (although some activities targeting political parties, to prevent and combat sexism, shall not be excluded).

Funding Information

The indicative available budget under this call for proposals is 40,000 Euros (forty thousand Euros). The Council of Europe intends to award one grant of a maximum amount of 40,000 Euros (forty thousand Euros).

General public

  • Young people
  • Relevant professionals from the sectors of media and communication, employment, education, justice, sport and culture.
  • Decision-makers in the private and public sectors as relevant.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, an applicant must:

  • be legally constituted as an umbrella non-governmental organisation in a member state of the Council of Europe;
  • be able to carry out the activities described in its project proposal in at least 10 member states of the Council of Europe together with national branches / member organisations;
  • have been active for at least 5 years in the field of gender equality and women’s rights;
  • have sufficient financial capacity (stable and sufficient sources of funding) to maintain its activity throughout the period for which the grant is awarded and to participate by way of its own resources (including human resources or in-kind contributions);
  • have sufficient operational and professional capacity, including staff, to carry out activities described in its project proposal;
  • have a bank account.

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