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“Freedom is nothing but an opportunity to be better”

Albert Camus


Launching date: January 8, 2021


The general objective of the call is to improve the implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECHR) and the country recommendations issued by other Council of Europe bodies.


Amount allocated: 8,868,529 Euro, from EEA Grants 2014-2021 (85%) and public co-financing (15%)


The amount of the grant that can be requested for the implementation of a project: 500,000 Euro – 2,500,000 Euro.


Eligible applicants: central public bodies with responsibilities in the filed of human rights and active non-governmental organizations with proven experience in the field of human rights


Main target groups: employees of public institutions and non-governmental organizations, magistrates, lawyers, professionals working with vulnerable groups. The projects will propose activities that will bring benefits to the following final target groups: children, people deprived of their liberty, people with disabilities, national minorities, women and other vulnerable groups (LGBTI people, religious minorities, etc.).


Indicative examples of eligible activities: development of public policy documents / improvement of legislation / action plans and piloting of these measures, creation of immediate action mechanisms to implement the recommendations made by Council of Europe bodies, creation of transparent mechanisms for informing the public with on the recommendations and country reports issued by the ECHR and other bodies, organization of communication campaigns on human rights, provision of legal assistance to victims of human rights violations, the establishment of consultation mechanisms with representatives of vulnerable groups, in order to harmonize legislation with the international documents signed and ratified by Romania


Recommended duration of projects: 12 – 24 months (not exceeding November 30, 2023)


The deadline for submission of projects is April 9, 2021. The project proposal will be sent exclusively through the online submission system, following the registration and upload instructions presented as an annex to the Applicant’s Guide.


IMPORTANT For the preparation of the project, please consult the text of the call (the document entitled “Call for Human Rights – implementation at national level”) and the Applicant’s Guide, documents containing the most relevant information on funding conditions. These documents can be found in the document package below:


Matchmaking seminar for Human Rights projects carried out in partnership by entities from Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway


The Romanian Social Development Fund (RSDF), as Programme Operator of the “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Roma Inclusion” (Local Development) Programme, funded by the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, intends to organize on February 23, 2021, an online matchmaking seminar aimed at facilitating partnerships between entities from Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, for Human Rights projects to be submitted under the Programme.

The event is to be organized in the context in which RSDF launched, in January 2021, the call for project proposals “Human Rights – national implementation”, funded through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The call has a total financial allocation of 8.868.529 Euro and aims to improve the implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECHR) and the country recommendations issued by other Council of Europe bodies.

The seminar aims to facilitate the development of bilateral relations between entities in Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, with the immediate aim of establishing partnerships for the joint development and implementation of eligible projects under the “Human Rights – national implementation” call for proposals.


How to register


Persons interested in attending the seminar are kindly requested to fill in the registration form by February 7, 2021. The registration form is available at the following link (

Please note that the event may be cancelled if no eligible entity from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway expresses an interest in participating in the event.