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Helping victims of domestic and gender-based violence

A call for proposals is open for the protection of Romanian victims of domestic and gender-based violence, including Roma and other vulnerable groups. 

Domestic and gender-based violence remain grave challenges in Romania, despite increasing attention being paid to the issues. There is an urgent need to improve support for victims. To this aim, €2 276 892 has been allocated under this call for proposals under the Romanian ‘Domestic and gender-based violence’ programme. Of this amount, €1 935 358.15 is provided by Norway, while €341 533.85 is provided by Romanian national co-financing. The target groups are victims of domestic violence, including Roma and other vulnerable groups.

What is supported?

The project should focus on one of the following priorities:

  • Creating and improving the necessary framework for providing effective and consistent support services to victims of domestic violence;
  • Raising awareness and sensitising the general population, including actions at local level with regard to the negative effects of domestic violence, and;
  • Training activities for the professionals working in the field of domestic violence.

Who can apply?

Following entities can apply for funding:

  • Romanian national and local institutions;
  • Non-commercial and/or NGOs in partnership with Romanian public institutions, and;
  • Inter-governmental organisations operating in Romania.

Cooperation with Norwegian partners is encouraged. If the project is deemed to enhance bilateral cooperation between Romania and Norway, additional funding up until 10% may be provided. The Norwegian National Police Directorate participates as donor programme partner.

Visit the NGO portal and the website of the Romanian Ministry of Justice for more information about the partnership possibilities.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 16 April 2014.

Read the full call text for more detailed information

Visit our calls calendar for more information about this and other Romanian calls

Visit our website for more information on the Romanian ‘Domestic and gender-based violence’ programme