Rights of the child and children’s participation (CERV-2024-CHILD)

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summarize About the Call


This call for proposals aims at supporting, advancing and implementing comprehensive policies to protect and promote the rights of the child, including the right to participate. It responds to children’s current needs and challenges in the EU, through four priorities:

  1. Children’s mental health
  2. Embedding a rights of the child perspective in actions at national and local level
  3. Children’s engagement and participation
  4. Understanding democratic rights, which starts in childhood

This call pays specific attention to the rights of children with specific needs and vulnerabilities, including those who fled the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

This call focuses on implementation of the actions and recommendations at the EU, national and local level established in the relevant strands of the EU Strategy on the rights of the child. Projects can be national or transnational. Transnational projects are particularly encouraged.

Expected Impact:

  • Making children aware of their right to participate and have their voices heard;
  • Making child participation mechanisms inclusive and systemic;
  • Implementing actions and recommendations of the EU Strategy on the rights of the child;
  • Improving capacity building, the exchange of good practice, training on the rights and needs of children;
  • Defining guidelines and guidance and improving data collection;
  • improving allocation, planning and monitoring of resources and funds on promotion and protection of the rights of the child;
  • Raising awareness of, and investing in capacity building;
  • Providing adequate support to children with specific vulnerabilities.


Deadline for submitting applications:              26 March 2024 17:00 (Brussels Time)





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