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EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL JUSTICE 
 
Directorate A  
 
Unit A4 : Programme Management 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPECIFIC PROGRAMME "PROGRESS" (2007-2013) 
SECTION 4 - ANTIDISCRIMINATION AND DIVERSITY 
 
 
 

Support to national activities aiming at combating 
discrimination and promoting equality 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESTRICTED CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ACTION GRANTS 
JUST/2012/PROG/AG/AD 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deadline: 28 June 2012, 12:00 CET 
 

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Table of Contents 
 
1.  Introduction ....................................................................................................... 3 
1.1. The PROGRESS programme in general ..............................................................................3 
1.2. The opportunities offered by the "Antidiscrimination and diversity" strand of 
PROGRESS
............................................................................................................................... ............4 
1.3. Non-discrimination at EU level................................................................................................4 
2.  Scope of the call ................................................................................................ 5 
2.1. Objectives of the call....................................................................................................................5 
2.2. Priorities of the call.......................................................................................................................6 
2.3. Type of activities ...........................................................................................................................7 
2.4. Duration of the activities ............................................................................................................7 
3.  Budget and Financial Provisions ..................................................................... 7 
4.  Conditions for participation ............................................................................. 8 
4.1. Who may apply .............................................................................................................................8 
4.2. Governance/Dialogue mechanism ...........................................................................................8 
4.3. Structure of the application ......................................................................................................9 
5.  Evaluation criteria ........................................................................................... 10 
5.1. 
Exclusion Criteria.................................................................................................................10 
5.2. 
Eligibility Criteria ................................................................................................................10 
5.3. 
Selection criteria....................................................................................................................11 
5.4. 
Award criteria........................................................................................................................12 
6.  Application documents to be submitted ....................................................... 13 
7.  Deadline for submitting applications............................................................. 14 
8.  Guide for applicants........................................................................................ 14 
9.  Helpdesk .......................................................................................................... 14 
10. 
Indicative Timetable..................................................................................... 14 
11. 
Additional Conditions for the Implementation of Selected Actions ........ 15 
11.1. Requirements on How the activities shall be carried out ............................................15 
11.2. Communication and dissemination plan ..........................................................................15 
11.3. Publicity and Information Requirements.........................................................................16 
11.4. Reporting Requirements........................................................................................................16 
11.5. Information on Partners ........................................................................................................17 
ANNEX I .................................................................................................................. 18 
ANNEX II - OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK ... 22 
 
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1.  INTRODUCTION 
 
1.1. The PROGRESS programme in general 
 
PROGRESS1 is the EU employment and social solidarity programme, set up to provide 
financial support for the attainment of the European Union’s objectives in employment, social 
affairs and equal opportunities as set out in the Social Agenda2, as well as to the objectives of  
the Europe 2020 Strategy. This new strategy, which has a strong social dimension, aims at 
turning the EU into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of 
employment, productivity and social cohesion. The European Union needs coherent and 
complementary contributions from different policy strands, methods and instruments, 
including the PROGRESS programme, to support the Member States in delivering on the 
Europe 2020’s goals. 
 
The PROGRESS mission is to strengthen the EU's contribution in support of Member States' 
commitments and efforts to create more and better jobs and to build a more cohesive society. 
To this effect, PROGRESS is instrumental in: 
 
•  Providing analysis and policy advice on PROGRESS policy areas;  
•  Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of EU legislation and policies in 
PROGRESS policy areas;  
•  Promoting policy transfer, learning and support among Member States on EU 
objectives and priorities; and 
•  Relaying the views of the stakeholders and society at large.  
 
More specifically, PROGRESS supports: 
 
•  The implementation of the European Employment Strategy (section 1); 
•  The implementation of the open method of coordination in the field of social 
protection and inclusion (section 2); 
•  The improvement of the working environment and conditions including health and 
safety at work and reconciling work and family life (section 3); 
•  The effective implementation of the principle of non-discrimination and promotion of 
its mainstreaming in all EU policies (section 4); 
•  The effective implementation of the principle of gender equality and promotion of its 
mainstreaming in all EU policies (section 5). 
 
The present call for proposals is issued in the context of the implementation of the 2012 
annual work plan which can be consulted at: 
 
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants/programmes/progress/index_en.htm  
 
                                                 
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Decision No 1672/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 
establishing a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity — Progress, JO L 315 of 
15.11.2006. 
2  
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic 
and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Renewed social agenda: Opportunities, access 
and solidarity in 21st century Europe COM/2008/0412 final of 02.07.2008. 
 
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1.2. The opportunities offered by the "Antidiscrimination and diversity" 
strand of PROGRESS 
 
Section 4 of the "Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity 
(PROGRESS)3" supports the effective implementation of the principle of non-discrimination. 
Article 7(c) stipulates that this shall be done by, inter alia:  
 
"Raising awareness, disseminating information and promoting the debate about the key 
challenges and policy issues in relation to discrimination and the mainstreaming of 
antidiscrimination in all Community policies, including among the social partners, NGOs and 
other stakeholders"
 
 
To this aim, Article 9 of the same Decision allows for the financing of certain types of actions 
such as: 
 
•  "Identification of, and exchanges on good practices, innovative approaches and 
experiences, and organisation of peer review and mutual learning, by means of 
meetings/workshops/seminars  at European, transnational or national level, taking 
account, where possible, of specific national circumstances", 

 
•  "Funding of specialised seminars addressed to those working in the field, key officials 
and other relevant actors". 
 
1.3. Non-discrimination at EU level 
 
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) indicates clearly that the 
European Union shall aim to combat discrimination when defining and implementing its 
policies and activities (Art. 10 TFEU). Introducing of Article 19 into the TFEU strengthened 
the European Union's capacity to act in the non-discrimination area by giving it specific 
powers to take action to combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion 
or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.  
 
In 2000 the Council adopted two directives transposed over the past few years into national 
laws: Directive 2000/43/EC4 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons 
irrespective of racial and ethnic origin and Directive 2000/78/EC5 establishing a general 
framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation on the grounds of religion or 
belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. 
 
On 2 July 2008, under its renewed social agenda the Commission adopted a non-
discrimination package
 comprising inter alia the Communication entitled "Non 
discrimination and equal opportunities: a renewed commitment"6
 which presents a 
comprehensive approach to step up action against discrimination and promote equal 
opportunities. This Communication states that better protection against discrimination must 
be supported by an active strategy to promote non-discrimination and equal opportunities 
mainly through more effective use of the instruments available such as non-discrimination 
mainstreaming, positive action, actions to measure discrimination and evaluating progress, 
awareness raising and training and activities promoting diversity in the work place. 
                                                 
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Decision No 1672/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. 
4  
OJ L 180/22 of 19.7.2000. 
5  
OJ L 303/16 of 2.12.2000. 
6   
COM(2008)420. 
 
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The European Commission adopted on 5 April 2011 a Communication launching an EU 
Framework for national Roma integration strategies up to 2020.  The EU Framework is a 
milestone in promoting Roma Inclusion. It calls on the Member States for more efficient 
responses and a comprehensive approach which has the potential to bring about tangible 
changes to the lives of so many. All 27 EU Member States developed and presented to the 
Commission their national Roma integrated strategies, which are available here: 
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discrimination/roma/national-strategies/index_en.htm. 
 
Equality of opportunity for people with disabilities is at the centre of the multiannual 
European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 which was adopted on 15 November 20107, and its 
predecessor the EU Disability Action Plan 2003-20108. The overarching goal of the EU 
Strategy is the continuous and sustainable improvement in the situation of persons with 
disabilities in economic, social and participatory terms. The strategy also aims to facilitate the 
implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 
to which the EU and all Members States are party or in the process of becoming it.  
 
The Commission runs an information campaign entitled “For Diversity. Against 
Discrimination” in all 27 EU Member States to raise awareness of discrimination as well as to 
promote the benefits of diversity9. 
 
2.  SCOPE OF THE CALL 
 
2.1. Objectives of the call  
 
The objectives of this call are to support national authorities in charge of equality and non-
discrimination of PROGRESS participating countries in: 
 
a)  Developing their national policy to combat discrimination and promote equality 
beyond legislation; 
 
b)  Fostering the dissemination of information on EU and national policy and legislation 
in the non discrimination field;  
 
c)  Identifying best practices which could be transferable to other participating countries. 
 
In this call, the Commission wishes to support activities which tackle at least one of the 
following 5 grounds of discrimination: race and ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or 
belief and sexual orientation. 
 
Funding from PROGRESS should complement existing or planned national activities in the 
field of non-discrimination. The applicant should explain how gender dimension was taken 
into account when planning and implementing the activities. The discrimination faced by 
especially vulnerable groups such as Roma should also be considered.  
 
 
                                                 

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http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=430&langId=en.  
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See more information at http://www.stop-discrimination.info/24.0.html 
 
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2.2. Priorities of the call 
 
The Commission would in particular encourage activities on the following topics, all of which 
are key policy areas under the PROGRESS funding programme: 
 
1.  Non discrimination mainstreaming: practical integration of equality issues in other 
national/regional/local policies, guidance to support that process, dissemination of 
results and development of tools such as equality impact assessment, equality plans. 
The activities could also take the form of training on equality issues for civil servants 
responsible for policy design and/or elaboration and management of programmes both 
at national and regional/local levels, elaboration and dissemination of manuals, 
creation of specific curricula in public servants' training programmes.  
 
2.  Diversity management in the public and private sector: identification of existing 
practices, research work on their impact and awareness-raising on their results. The 
proposed activities may for example focus on general provisions, like adapting daily 
routines and work processes within organisations, and combine it with provisions 
which target individuals or vulnerable groups, for example recruitment procedures or 
reasonable accommodation schemes. Additionally, the proposed activities may focus 
on measurement of diversity management benefits. Finally, the proposed activities 
may be linked to the launch and implementation of diversity awards. 
 
3.  Roma: activities aiming to raise awareness of the situation of Roma and supporting 
their integration into mainstream society. Analysis of the situation of Roma and 
identification of good examples in the country across different fields related to Roma 
social inclusion and combating discrimination in: education, healthcare, employment, 
housing, etc. Analyses touching upon the challenges for building up meaningful 
indicators supporting policy design to sustain the inclusion of the Roma population. 
 
4.  Multiple discrimination: research work on the phenomenon, awareness-raising of its 
existence and consequences, identification and dissemination of good practices in 
combating multiple discrimination. 
 
5.  Measurement of discrimination: production and collection of data on discrimination 
of vulnerable groups at the national/regional level in order to improve the monitoring 
of actions to combat discrimination. 
 
6.  Discrimination on the ground of religion or belief: research work on the 
phenomenon, awareness-raising of its existence and consequences, identification and 
dissemination of good practices in combating this form of discrimination. 
 
Please see related Commission's studies/reports on the above mentioned subjects at the 
following address:  
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discrimination/document/index_en.htm. 
 
All applications should take into account the gender dimension of discrimination. If the 
action(s) deal(s) with multiple discriminations, gender can obviously be considered as a 
discrimination ground in addition to those mentioned under point 2.1 of the present call for 
proposals. 
 
 
 
 
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2.3. Type of activities  
 
The projects which may be financed under this call for proposals may include the following 
activities: 
•  Training activities in the non discrimination field. 
•  Identification, analysis, promotion and dissemination of good practices on non 
discrimination. 
•  Organisation of awareness raising events on equality issues, including diversity 
awards. 
•  Carrying out studies or surveys at national level aiming at a better understanding of 
the phenomenon of discrimination and the situation of discriminated groups especially 
on the labour market (ethnic minorities, young and older people, disabled people, 
LGBT  people, religious minorities). 
IMPORTANT NOTE 
 
The list of priorities under 2.2. and the list activities under 2.3. are not exhaustive
.  
 
National authorities may focus on other issues or themes and may propose other types of 
activities as long as they fit into the scope of the call and directly contribute to the 
development of their national equality policy. 
 
2.4. Duration of the activities 
 
The activities must have a maximum initial duration of 12 months. 
 
As a general rule, selected projects will start once the Grant Agreement is signed by both 
parties or on an agreed specific date given in the Grant Agreement. A grant may be awarded 
for an action which has already begun only where the applicant can demonstrate the need to 
start the action before the grant is awarded. In any case the starting date of the project cannot 
be set before the date of submission of the proposals.  
 
Expenditure is eligible from the starting date of the project. Any costs incurred before that 
date are not eligible. 
3.  BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS 
 
The indicative available funding for this call for proposals is € 4 590 000. 
 
Each participating country can submit one or two applications for a global maximum EU co-
financing of € 250 000.  
 
The maximum EU contribution to any application may not exceed 80% of the action's total 
eligible costs. The beneficiaries must guarantee co-financing for the remaining 20%. 
Contributions in kind are not accepted as part of co-financing.  
 
The Commission, if it deems necessary, can make reductions to the budget proposed for 
certain actions.  
 
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4.  CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION  
 
4.1. Who may apply 
 
This call is only addressed to the national authorities in charge of equality and non-
discrimination in the 27 EU Member States, the EFTA-EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, 
Norway), and the candidate and potential candidate countries participating in PROGRESS 
(Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). The list of the 
national authorities in charge of equality and non-discrimination is available in Annex I of this 
call for proposals.  
 
In the framework of this call, the national authorities in charge of equality and non-
discrimination will: 
 
•  prepare the national framework document which should be attached to the application 
(see point 4.2); 
 
•  decide on the type of the application(s): direct application of national authorities or 
mandate given to another organisation; 
 
•  in the case of several interested organisations, take the final decision and duly justify 
which one(s) will receive a mandate to apply. 
 
In the case of giving a mandate to another organisation or body to apply under this call for 
proposals, the national authority should apply the following criteria for selecting the 
organisation to be given the mandate: 
 
•  Relevance of the activities proposed by the interested organisation with the national 
priorities as set out in the framework document; 
•  Wide dissemination capacity of the organisation;  
•  Track record of the organisation in developing good practices in the field of non-
discrimination and equality; 
•  Management capacity of the organisation for the types of activities foreseen. 
 
4.2. Governance/Dialogue mechanism 
 
As in 2011, national authorities in charge of equality and non-discrimination are encouraged 
to put in place a dialogue mechanism with civil society in order to identify national needs for 
the 2012-2013 period and explain how the proposed action(s) will respond to these needs. 
 
The national authority in charge of equality and non-discrimination in each country may set 
up an ad hoc national working group for this call for proposals including: 
 
•  A representative of the national authority. 
•  Members of the civil society representing all grounds of discrimination mentioned 
under point 2.1. 
•  The National Equality Body (as described under article 13 of Directive 2000/43/EC) 
and/or equality bodies on other grounds of discrimination. 
 
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With the help of this working group, the national authority in charge of equality and non-
discrimination should prepare a framework document presenting national priorities and 
challenges for 2012 – 2013
 of maximum 6 pages (see template in Annex 5 in PRIAMOS) 
identifying the priorities and challenges for 2012-2013 at national level in the fight against 
discrimination. This document once finalised should be made publically available.    Please 
note that the coherence of the proposed activities with the framework document is one of the 
award criteria used by the Commission for assessing applications.  
 
.  
 
4.3. Structure of the application  
 
a)  Each national authority can submit/authorize either one or two application(s).  
 
b)  The application(s) submitted can include several activities. 
 
c)  The activities can be carried out either by the applicant alone or with the involvement of 
other  partner organisations. The role and responsibility of the partners in the action 
should be clearly defined in the "Project Description and Implementation Form" (template 
in Annex 1 in PRIAMOS). 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE 
 
If the applicant decides to include partners in its activity, then – if the project is selected 
for funding – a multi-beneficiary grant agreement will be signed. Both the applicant and 
the partners form parties to the multi-beneficiary grant agreement and they share 
contractual and financial responsibility towards the Commission for the proper and timely 
implementation of all activities foreseen in the project. The costs partners incur are 
eligible in the same way as those incurred by the applicant.  
 
If the project is implemented by a partnership and not only by the applicant, the applicant 
will be the sole contact point for the Commission and it will be the applicant's obligation 
to ensure proper coordination of the partners and of the activities. There is no limitation in 
the number of partners that can be included in a partnership, but the Commission strongly 
advices the applicants to limit the number of partners to those necessary for the 
implementation of the activities, taking into account the duration of the action and the 
available funding.  
 
 
d)  If the applicant will have to conclude contracts with third parties in order to carry out a 
limited part of the activities, it shall justify this working method under point 4.b of the 
"Project Description and Implementation Form" (template in Annex 1 in PRIAMOS) and 
duly respect the subcontracting rules in the guide for applicants attached to this call for 
proposals. 
 
e)  actions through which the beneficiaries use the budget of the project to award grants 
to other organisations under their own procedures and authority (Financial support to 
third parties) cannot be financed under this call for proposals.  
 
f)  The application(s) submitted must be accompanied by all annexes requested under point 6 
of this call for proposals. 
 
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5.  EVALUATION CRITERIA 
 
The submitted proposals will be evaluated solely against exclusion, eligibility, selection and 
award criteria. 
 
5.1. Exclusion Criteria 
 
The applicant and partners must certify that they are not in one of the situations listed in 
Articles 93(1), 94 and 96(2)(a) of the Financial Regulation10. A full list of these circumstances 
is included in the Application Form and in the Partner Declaration Form. 
  
5.2. Eligibility Criteria 
 
Proposals will be declared ineligible if they do not respect one or more of the following 
criteria. If a proposal is declared ineligible, it will not be considered for further evaluation. 
 
1)  The grant application must be submitted through PRIAMOS no later than the deadline 
set in the call for proposals (28 June 2012 12:00 CET);     
 
2)  The grant application must be submitted on the standard form together with the duly 
completed annexes and documents of proofs required for this call for proposals; 
 
3)  Projects must be within the scope of this call for proposals; 
 
4)  Projects cannot have already been completed nor started prior to the deadline of the 
call; 
 
5)  The applicant and partners must be: 
•  National authorities in charge of equality and non discrimination in one of the 
PROGRESS participating countries11 (listed under Annex I of this call) 
OR 
Public and private non-profit making bodies  expressly mandated by the 
above-mentioned national authority
 to carry out activities under this call for 
proposals.  
 
6)  The amount of Union funding requested cannot exceed 80% of the total eligible costs 
of the project. The 20% co-financing borne by the applicant and/or the partners and/or 
other donors should be indicated in the application form and the appropriate annexes 
but also in the budget which must be balanced. 
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE 
 

                                                 
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11 The PROGRESS participating countries are: the 27 EU Member States, the EFTA-EEA countries (Iceland, 
Lichtenstein, Norway), and the candidate and potential candidate countries participating in PROGRESS 
(Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). 
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Once the eligibility verification procedure is completed, the Commission will inform rejected 
applicants of the reasons for non eligibility of their proposals. 
 
 
5.3. Selection criteria 
 
Only organisations with the necessary operational and financial capacity may be awarded a 
grant.  
 
Operational capacity  
 

•  The applicant and the partners/co-beneficiaries must have the operational resources 
(technical, management) and the professional skills and qualifications needed to 
successfully complete the proposed action, as well as the ability to implement it. 
 
This will be assessed on the basis of the CVs of staff involved in the action. 
 
•  The applicant and the partners must have a strong track record of competence and 
experience in the field of non discrimination and in particular in the type of actions 
proposed in the application (on at least one of the grounds covered by the 
Directives 2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC). 
 
 
Financial capacity  
 
The assessment of financial capacity will not apply to public bodies. 
 
If the applicant is not a public body, the following criteria must be fulfilled: 
 
•  Access to solid and adequate funding to maintain its activities for the period of the 
action and to help finance it as necessary; 
 
•  Financial resources which are not exclusively made up of subsidies and grants from 
the European Institutions. 
 
This will be assessed on the basis of the applicant's balance sheets and profit and loss 
accounts for the last two years. 
 
 
 

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5.4. Award criteria 
 
The applications will be assessed against the following criteria: 
 
a) Coherence of the proposed activities with the framework document presenting national 
priorities and challenges for 2012- 2013 (15 points
 
 
b) Relevance and degree to which the proposed activities meet the objectives  of this call for 
proposals. Clarity of the presentation of the background aims and expected results of the 
project (15 points
 
 
c) Clarity and feasibility of the proposed activities, including distribution of tasks, timetable 
and methodology (25 points
 
 
d)  Inclusion of the gender dimension in the preparation and implementation of the proposed 
activities (5 points
 
 
e)  Identification of the target group and definition of a clear strategy for communicating 
effectively with that  group (10 points
 
 
f)  Quality of evaluation and feedback mechanisms (e.g. how to assess impact and quality of 
proposed outputs) (10 points
 
 
g) Sustainability and dissemination potential of the activities foreseen under the action (10 
points
 
 
h) Cost-efficiency ratio and financial feasibility of the action proposed by means of realistic, 
reasonable and balanced budget (10 points
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE 
 
Proposals that do not attain an overall score of 60 points shall not be considered for the 
award of a grant. 
 
 
Once the evaluation procedure is completed, including the opinion of the Programme 
Committee and the adoption of the Commission decision, the Commission will inform each 
applicant of the final decision taken and of the next steps. The Commission will then set in 
motion the necessary procedures necessary for preparing the grant agreement for successful 
applications (including dialogue with the applicant concerning any necessary technical and 
financial adjustments). 
 
 
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6.  APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED 
 
The applicant must upload in PRIAMOS before the deadline the duly completed Grant 
Application Form. Before uploading the Grant Application Form, the applicant must attach to 
it the following annexes. 
 
The applicants must use the templates provided by the Commission for submitting the 
following annexes: 
 
Annex 0. 
Checklist 
Annex 1. 
Project description and Implementation Form; 
Annex 2. 
Budget form;  
Annex 3. 
Partner Declaration Form (includes declaration on exclusion criteria); 
Annex 4.  
Co-financing declaration Form by other donors (if relevant). 
Annex 5. 
Template of the framework document to be elaborated by the national 
authority in charge of non discrimination and equality 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE 
 
Please note that the Partner Declaration Form, the Co-financing declaration Form and the 
Framework document must be duly dated, signed and scanned before uploading. 
 
 
In addition, applicants must submit the following supporting documents using their own 
format: 
Annex 6. 
Curriculum vitae of key staff performing the work in connection with 
the project12; 
Annex 7. 
Official annual financial statements (Balance sheet and/or Profit and 
loss account) for the past 2 years that demonstrate the applicant's 
financial capacity.  
Annex 8. 
Evidence of legal status: Applicant's article of association or statutes, 
proof of legal registration of the applicant, VAT registration. 
Annex 9. 
Annual technical/narrative report of the applicant organisation for the 
last available year. 
Annex 10. 
Organisation chart showing the structure of the applicant organisation.  
 
Annex 11. 
Mandate (dated, signed and scanned before uploading) from the 
national authority in charge of non discrimination and equality to carry 
out the activities. 
 
IMPORTANT NOTES 
 
Annexes 7, 8, 9 and 10 are not requested if the applicant is a public body or a university.  
 
Annex 11 is not requested if the applicant is the national authority in charge of non 
discrimination and equality. 
 
                                                 
12 The Commission strongly suggests that these are presented in the EUROPASS CV format:  
    http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/vernav/Europass+Documents/Europass+CV.csp 
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7.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS 
 
Applications must be completed and submitted via PRIAMOS by: 
 
28 JUNE 2012, 12:00 CET 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE 
 
Please note that, although the PRIAMOS system is able to handle a high number of 
applications at the same time, it is advisable NOT to wait until the last moment to register 
on the system and submit your application. 
 
8.  GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS  
 
Please read the Guide for applicants carefully, as it contains all details required for applying. 
It provides explanations and further details on the conditions to be met, the documents to fill 
out and submit, as well as instructions on how this must be done using PRIAMOS. It is 
considered as an integral part of the conditions of this call for proposals. 
 
9.  HELPDESK 
 
Questions regarding this call for proposals may be sent by e-mail to the address below:  
[email address]  
 
Questions regarding registration and application via PRIAMOS may be sent to:  
[email address]
 
Please consult also the PRIAMOS self-learning materials: 
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants/priamos/index_en.htm 
 
The Commission shall reply according to the Code of good administrative behaviour within 
15 working days from receipt of the question. In the interest of equal treatment of applicants, 
the Commission cannot give a prior opinion on the eligibility of an applicant, a partner or an 
action or on the outcome of the call before the official publication of results.  
 
10.  INDICATIVE TIMETABLE 
 
Publication of the call for proposals 
Beginning of May 2012 
Deadline of the call for proposals 
28 June 2012 12:00 CET 
Information to ineligible applicants 
Mid-July 2012 
Information to the selected applicants 
Last quarter of 2012 
Finalisation and signature of grant agreements 
Last quarter of 2012 – Beginning of 2013 
Start date of activities 
End of 2012 – Beginning of 2013 
(Duration of activities: 12 months) 
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11.  ADDITIONAL  CONDITIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 
SELECTED ACTIONS 
 
The applicants are invited to take note of the following implementation requirements, which 
have to be respected by all actions selected for funding under the PROGRESS Programme. 
While planning their action and preparing their application, the applicants should take into 
account the following requirements and demonstrate in their proposal how these requirements 
will be respected at implementation stage.  
 
11.1. Requirements on How the activities shall be carried out  
 
The PROGRESS Programme aims to promote gender mainstreaming in all its five policy 
sections and supported activities. Consequently, the applicant shall take the necessary steps to 
ensure that: 
 
•  Gender equality issues are taken into account when relevant for the drafting of the 
proposal by paying attention to the situation and needs of women and men; 
 
•  Implementation of proposed activities includes a gender perspective informed by a 
systematic consideration of the gender dimension; 
 
•  Performance monitoring includes the collection and gathering of data disaggregated 
by sex when needed; 
 
•  Its proposed team and/or staff respects the gender balance at all levels.  
 
Equally,  the needs of disabled people shall be duly acknowledged and met while 
implementing the proposed activities. This will ensure in particular that where the applicant 
organises training sessions and conferences, issues publications or develops dedicated 
websites, people with disabilities will have equal access to the facilities or the services 
provided. Extra costs associated with the participation of people with disabilities are eligible. 
These costs may be required to cover the use, for example, of special means of transport, 
personal assistants or sign language interpreters. 
 
Finally, the Commission encourages the applicants to promote equal employment 
opportunities
 for all its staff and team. This entails that the Beneficiary is encouraged to 
foster an appropriate mix of people, whatever their ethnic origin, religion, age, and ability. 
 
The beneficiary will be required to detail in its final activity report the steps and achievements 
made towards meeting these contractual requirements. 
 
11.2. Communication and dissemination plan 
 
Adequate communication and dissemination of results is essential in ensuring the EU added 
value of the action and its sustainability after the funding has ended. Information-giving and 
awareness raising are key activities to ensure that other interested parties benefit from the 
project and can create new opportunities to extend it or develop new partnerships. The 
proposals must therefore include a detailed plan for communication and dissemination of the 
projects' results. In particular, such a plan must include information on dissemination 
activities and targeted audiences.  
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At final report stage, the Beneficiary will be required to provide details about how and to 
whom the results, best practices and findings have been disseminated and how interested 
parties have been involved in the project.  
 
11.3. Publicity and Information Requirements  
 
In accordance with the General conditions of the Grant Agreement to be signed with the 
Commission, all beneficiaries are under the obligation to acknowledge that their funded 
activity has received funding from the Union in all documents and media produced, in 
particular final delivered outputs, related reports, brochures, press releases, videos, software, 
etc, including at conferences or seminars. In the context of the European Union Programme 
PROGRESS, the following formulation shall be used: 
 
This (publication, conference, training session etc) is supported by the European Union 
Programme PROGRESS (2007-2013).  
 
This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to 
financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the 
employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the 
achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields.  
 
The seven-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of 
appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies, across the EU-27, 
EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries. 
 
For more information see:  http://ec.europa.eu/progress 
 

For publications it is also necessary to include the following reference: "The information 
contained in this publication does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the 
European Commission"

 
With regard to publication and any communication plan linked to the present activity, the 
beneficiary will insert the European Union logo and mention the European Commission as the 
Contracting Authority in every publication or related material developed under the present 
grant agreement. 
 
11.4. Reporting Requirements 
 
PROGRESS is implemented through a results-based management (RBM). The Strategic 
Framework, developed in collaboration with the Member States, social partners and civil 
society organisations, sets out the intervention logic for PROGRESS-related expenditure and 
defines PROGRESS' mandate and its long-term and immediate outcomes. It is supplemented 
by performance measures which serve to determine the extent to which PROGRESS has 
delivered the expected results. See in Annex II the overview of PROGRESS performance 
measurement framework. For more information on the strategic framework, please visit 
PROGRESS website http://ec.europa.eu/progress . 
 
The Commission regularly monitors the effect of PROGRESS-supported initiatives and 
considers how they contribute to PROGRESS outcomes as defined in the Strategic 
Framework. In this context, the beneficiary will be asked to dedicatedly work in close 
cooperation with the Commission and/or persons authorised by it to define the expected 
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contribution and the set of performance measures which this contribution will be assessed 
against. As a direct contribution to the PROGRESS Annual Performance Monitoring Report, 
the beneficiary will be asked to submit a short quantitative questionnaire on the outputs 
produced over the course of a given calendar year. At the end of the action, the beneficiary 
will also be asked to report on its own performance to the Commission and/or persons 
authorised by it against a template which will be annexed to the grant agreement.  
 
11.5. Information on Partners 
 
In order to increase the visibility of transnational partnerships established under PROGRESS 
and to facilitate networking between organisations involved in actions covered by 
PROGRESS grants, the Commission intends to publish the name and address of partners in 
PROGRESS-funded projects together with the name and address of the beneficiary, the 
reference of the call for proposals and the title and description of the project. To that purpose, 
the beneficiary will be asked to seek the partners' agreement to authorise the Commission to 
publish this data. This written agreement should be included in the Partner Declaration Forms 
sent to the Commission with the application form.  
 
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ANNEX I  
NATIONAL AUTHORITIES  
IN CHARGE OF EQUALITY & NON–DISCRIMINATION  
(ANTIDISCRIMINATION CONTACT POINTS) 
 
 
Country 
Antidiscrimination contact point 
Deputy  
Susanne Piffl-Pavelec 
Elfriede Pfeffer 
Austria 
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social 
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social 
Affairs and Consumer Protection 
Affairs and Consumer Protection  
Annemie Pernot 
Belgium 
Permanent Representation of 
 
Belgium to the E.U. 
Elena Gyurova 
Petia Moeva 
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy 
Ministry of Labour and Social 
of Bulgaria 
Bulgaria 
Policy  
Equal Opportunities, 
Equal Opportunities and 
Antidiscrimination and Social Benefits 
Antidiscrimination Department 
Department 
Višnja Ljubicic 
Maja Buksa 
Croatia 
Office of Human Rights 
Office of Human Rights 
Phedra Gregoriou 
Cyprus 
 
Ministry of Justice and Public Order
Jakub Machacka 
Martina Kajankova 
Czech 
Office of the Government of the 
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 
Republic 
Czech Republic  
Department for EU and International 
Human Rights Unit 
Cooperation 
Anna Karina Heiss Mathiassen 
Birgitte Buchwald Jørgensen 
Denmark 
Ministry of Social Welfare 
Ministry of Employment  
Department of Gender Equality 
Helena Pall 
Estonia 
Ministry of Social Affairs  
 
Gender Equality Department 
F.Y.R. of 
Elena Grozdanova 
Darko Docinski 
Macedonia 
Ministry of Labour and Social 
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy 
 
Policy  
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Country 
Antidiscrimination contact point 
Deputy  
Sinikka Keskinen 
Seija Jalkanen 
Finland 
Ministry of the Interior 
Ministry of Employment and the 
Legal Affairs Unit 
Economy 
Pascal Froudière 
Marie Keirle 
Ministère du Travail, des relations 
Ministère du Travail, des relations 
sociales et de la solidarité 
France 
sociales et de la solidarité 
Bureau des affaires euroépennes et 
Direction générale de l'Action 
internationales  
Sociale 
 
Waltraud Dahs 
Bundesministerium für Familie, 
Nicole Elping 
Germany 
Senioren, Frauen und Jugend 
Bundesministerium für Familie, 
European and international gender 
Senioren, Frauen und Jugend 
equality policy 
Theodora Stathopoulou 
Kyriaki Vatsi 
Greece 
Ministry of Employment and Social  Ministry of Employment and Social 
Protection  
Protection  
Péter Orosz 
Endre Sík 
Hungary 
Ministry of Justice and Law 
Ministry of Administration 
Enforcement 
Linda Rós Alfreðsdóttir 
Iceland 
Ministry of Social Affairs  
 
Department of Labour 
Deaglán Ó Briain 
Deirdre Ni Neill 
Diversity and Equality Law 
Diversity and Equality Law Division 
Ireland 
Division 
Department of Justice, Equality and 
Department of Community, 
Law Reform 
Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs 
Isabella Rauti 
Michele Palma 
Dipartimento per le Pari opportunità 
Italy 
Dipartimento per le Pari opportunità 
Presidenza del Consiglio dei 
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri  
Ministri  
Deniss Kretalovs 
Ruta Klimkane 
Ministry of Culture 
Ministry of Culture 
Latvia 
Division for Society Integration and  Division for Society Integration and 
Development of Civil Society 
Development of Civil Society 
Bernadette Kubik-Risch  
Liechtenstein 
 
Office of Equal Opportunities 
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Country 
Antidiscrimination contact point 
Deputy  
Daiva Zabarauskiene 
Kristina Eismonté 
Ministry of Social Security and 
Ministry of Social Security and 
Lithuania 
Labour 
Labour 
Equal Opportunities Division 
Equal Opportunities Division 
Christiane Martin 
Laure Amoyel 
Luxembourg 
Office luxembourgeois de l’accueil 
Office luxembourgeois de l’accueil et 
et de l’intégration  
de l’intégration  
George Sultana 
Sina Bugeja 
Ministry of Education, Employment 
Malta 
Foundation for Social Welfare 
and Family  
Services 
Policy Development and EU Affairs 
Suzanne Koelman 
Willem Pedroli 
Ministry of the Interior and 
Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom 
Netherlands 
Kingdom Relations 
Relations 
Directorate legislation and 
Direction legislation and constitutional 
constitutional affairs  
affairs   
Kare Petter Sorlien 
Norway 
Mission of Norway to the European   
Union 
Wieslawa Kostzewa-Zorbas 
Anna Solarska 
Chancellery of the Prime Minister 
Chancellery of the Prime Minister  
Poland 
Office of the Government 
Office of the Government 
Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment  Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment 
Odete Severino 
Office of Secretary of State for 
Portugal 
Equality  
Ministry of Labour and Social 
Solidarity 
National Council for Combating 
Octovian Stamate 
Romania 
Discrimination 
Ministry of External Affairs 
Ivana Bankovic 
Ministry of Labour and Social 
Serbia 
Policy 
 
Sector for International Cooperation 
and European Integration 
Martina Janikova  
Jana Trojanová 
Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and 
Government Office 
Slovakia 
Family  
Department of Human Rights and 
Department of Gender Equality and 
Minorities 
Equal Opportunities 
Ruti Rous 
Tatjana Strojan 
Slovenia 
Office for Equal Opportunities 
Office for Equal Opportunities 
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Country 
Antidiscrimination contact point 
Deputy  
Nicolás Marugan Zalba 
Ignacio Sola Barleycorn 
Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad 
Ministerio de Sanidad,  Servicios 
Spain 
Social 
Sociales e Igualdad  
Observatorio español del Racismo y 
la Xenofobia 
Secretaría de Estado de Igualdad. 
Cafer Uzunel 
Sweden 
Ministry of Employment 
 
Division for Discrimination Issues 
Hülya Tekin 
Ministry of Labour and Social 
Turkey 
 
Security 
EU Coordination Department 
United 
Alison Pritchard 
Charles Ramsden 
Kingdom 
Government Equalities Office  
Government Equalities Office 
 
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ANNEX II - OVERVIEW OF PROGRESS PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK 
 
PROGRESS Ultimate Outcome 
 
 
Member States implement laws, policies and practices in a manner that 
contributes to the desired outcomes of the Social Agenda 
 
 
PROGRESS works toward its ultimate outcome by helping strengthen the EU’s support for Member States' efforts to create more and better jobs and to build a more 
c
  ohesive society.  PROGRESS seeks to contribute to (i) an effective legal regime in the EU in relation to the Social Agenda; (ii) shared understanding across the 
EU with regard to Social Agenda objectives; and (iii) strong partnerships working toward Social Agenda objectives.    
 
In operational terms, support provided by PROGRESS facilitates (i) provision of  analysis and policy advice; (ii) monitoring and reporting on the implementation of 
  EU legislation and policies; (iii) policy transfer, learning and support among Member States; and (iv) relaying to decision-makers the views of the stakeholders and 
 
society at large. 
 
Legal Regime  
Shared Understanding  
Strong Partnerships
 
Outcome: 
Outcome:  
Outcome: 
 
Compliance in Member States with EU law related to 
Shared understanding and ownership among 
Effective partnerships with national and pan-
 
PROGRESS areas. 
policy/decision-makers and stakeholders in 
European stakeholders in support of outcomes 
Member States, and the Commission, of objectives 
related to PROGRESS policy areas. 
 
 
related to PROGRESS policy areas. 
Performance Indicators 
Performance Indicators 
Performance Indicators 
1.  Existence of common ground/consensus among 
1.  Transposition rate of EU law on matters related to 
1.  Attitudes of decision-makers, key stakeholders and 
policy and decision-makers and stakeholders on EU 
PROGRESS policy areas 
general public regarding EU objectives in PROGRESS 
objectives and policies 
2.  Effectiveness of application in Member States of EU 
policy areas 
2. Identification and involvement by the EU of key 
law on matters related to PROGRESS policy areas. 
2. Extent to which national policy discourses or 
actors in a position to exert influence or change at EU 
3. EU policies and legislation are grounded in thorough 
priorities reflect EU objectives 
and national levels 
analysis of situation and responsive to conditions, needs 
3. Extent to which principles of good governance 
3. Effectiveness of partnerships in relation to outcomes 
and expectations in Member States in PROGRESS areas  
(including minimum standards on consultation) are 
related to PROGRESS policy areas. 
4. Extent to which PROGRESS-supported policy advice 
respected in policy debate 
4.  Number of individuals served or reached by 
feeds into the development and implementation of EU 
4.  Extent to which the outcomes of policy debates feed 
networks supported by PROGRESS. 
legislation and policies 
into the development of EU law and policy. 
5. Extent to which advocacy skills of PROGRESS-
5.  Cross-cutting issues are addressed in PROGRESS 
5.  Greater awareness of  policy-and decision-makers, 
supported networks have improved  
policy sections 
social partners, NGOs, networks regarding their 
6. Satisfaction of EU and national authorities with the 
6.  EU policies and legislation display a common 
rights/obligations s in relation to PROGRESS policy 
contribution of networks 
underlying logic of intervention in relation to PROGRESS 
areas 
issues 
7. Extent to which PROGRESS-supported networks 
6.  Greater awareness of policy-and decision-makers, 
take a cross-cutting approach 
7. Gender mainstreaming is systematically promoted in 
social partners, NGOs, networks regarding EU 
PROGRESS 
objectives and policies in relation to PROGRESS policy 
areas