Large Projects “Increased Support for Human Rights”

This Call supports Portuguese NGO projects, which work towards supporting and defending human rights.

To apply, you should carefully read Call Notice #13 – Large Projects “Increased Support for Human Rights”, the Programme Rules, Application Manual, and the instructions , follow this link.

This Call supports new projects that promote and defend human rights in Portugal.

Applicable Activities

  • Human rights education and training, in particular for young people;
  • Awareness raising campaigns and actions that prevent or fight human rights violations such as discrimination on any ground, racism, hate speech and all forms of violence;
  • Activities valuing human diversity and promoting tolerance and the acceptance of that which is different;
  • Activities preventing and denouncing human rights violations against migrants and refugees and the Roma people;
  • Activities promoting equality and respect of LGBTI people rights;
  • Promotion of gender equality, including in parenthood and employment;
  • Advocacy work on human rights;
  • Research and analysis activities supporting political action in favour of human rights;
  • Cooperation and participation in decision-making processes concerning public policies on human rights;
  • Collection and reporting of information regarding human rights violations;
  • Support to civil litigation processes in favour of human rights (counselling, legal assistance, etc.);
  • The creation of platforms and the use of digital matchmaking tools to facilitate and develop actions that promote intercultural dialogue and human rights;
  • Identifying and adopting good practices in specific areas of human rights in the context of a developing digital society.

Project Dimension and Duration

  • Large projects under this Call must have a total supportable cost greater than 20,000 euros and equal to or less than 75,000 euros, with eligible costs being co-financed by the Programme at a maximum rate of 90%;
  • The maximum duration of selected projects under this Call is 20 months, with an expected start date in March 2022.