Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence

Key facts

Programme Operator:
Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Programme ID:
CZ-HUMANRIGHTS
Date of approval:
Total amount:
€19,000,000
Norway Grants fund:
€ 19,000,000

Currently available funding

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Programme Summary

Objective

Human rights situation improved and discrimination and extremism combatted at national level

Programme summary

This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoU, the concept note and comments made by the NMFA. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.

 

The Programme Operator (PO) is the Ministry of Finance. The European Union Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the Council of Europe (CoE) are the International Partner Organisations (IPO). The CoE shall be involved in the programme area “Human Rights – National Implementation”, while FRA shall be involved in the programme area “Roma inclusion and Empowerment”.

 

The programme objective: “Human right situation improved and discrimination and extremism combatted at national level” shall be attained through three outcomes:

 

  • The outcome “Enhanced Inclusion and Empowerment of Roma” (Outcome 1) shall be supported by the way of two pre-defined projects:
    • “Creating system for quantitative data collection to evaluate the situation of Roma in the Czech Society” (PDP 1)
    • “The Museum of Romani Culture – Centre of Czech Roma and Sinti in Prague” (PDP 2)

 

and two calls for proposals: Call 1 (with two components A, B) and  Call 2:

    • Component A of call 1 shall directly support the establishment of Roma platforms at local and regional level and support them to be actively involved in politics at local and regional level.
    • Component B of call 1 shall be focused on capacity building of Roma advisors involved in policy making and empowerment of Roma advisors to contribute to the implementation of Roma integration strategy at local level.
    • Call 2 shall support involvement and participation of Roma children in mainstream leisure programmes, support activities providing extracurricular education for Roma children motivating them to stay in the education and to avoid early school leaving and also strengthening cooperation between school and family.

 

  • The outcome “Increased support for and competence on human rights” (Outcome 2) shall be supported by the way of four pre-defined projects:
    • “Strengthening the Public Defender of Rights’ activities in human rights protection (Towards establishing NHRI in the Czech Republic)” (PDP 3)
    • “Place for All – Building a space for mutual coexistence (Campaign against racism and hate violence II)” (PDP 4)
    • “The strategy of awareness raising on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and other international obligations of the Czech Republic” (PDP 5)
    • “Improvement of access to justice for vulnerable groups” (PDP6)

 

and one component of the small grant schemes:

    • Component A of the SGS shall support the ability of research and educational institutions to address new human rights topics and challenges and to find practical solutions contributing to the improved national implementation of human rights standards

 

  • The outcome “Strengthened capacity of the system for preventing and combatting domestic and gender-based violence” (Outcome 3) shall be supported by the way of three pre-defined projects:
    • "Improvement of access to justice for vulnerable groups" (PDP 6)
    • “Improvement of perpetrators treatment and victims support in cases of domestic and gender-based violence in the Czech Republic (PDP 7)
    • "Enhanced capacities and methodological support in prevention of domestic and “gender-based violence" (PDP 8)

 

and  one call for proposal, as well as three components of the small grant scheme:.

    • Call 3 shall support establishing new specialised services (centres / shelters) for victims of gender-based violence. The needs of vulnerable groups (such as Roma women) shall be reflected as well as the need for balanced regional outreach. The call shall also provide support to existing specialised services for victims of gender-based violence with the possibility to implement innovative measures / methods / solutions.
    • Component B of the SGS shall support the capacity building of intervention centres mandated to coordinate interdisciplinary cooperation at the regional level and promote the interest of relevant authorities to cooperate with intervention centres.
    • Component C of the SGS shall support awareness raising campaigns carried out by NGOs in the following areas: a) tackling gender stereotypes, sexism and root causes of domestic and gender-based violence b) tackling emerging forms of gender-based violence c) motivating men to engage in ending domestic and gender-based violence and supporting gender equality.
    • Component D of the SGS shall support projects increasing the capacity organisation providing interventions for violent offenders and improving accessibility of the services provided.,

Programme Concerns

Approximately 30% of the total eligible expenditure shall be allocated to the programme area ‘Domestic and Gender-based Violence’. The remaining 70% of the total eligible expenditure shall be allocated between the programme areas ‘Human Rights - National Implementation’ and ‘Roma Inclusion and Empowerment’. At least 45% of this amount shall be allocated to the programme area ‘Roma Inclusion and Empowerment’.

No more than 50% of the total eligible expenditure of the programme area ‘Domestic and Gender-based Violence’ shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).

The CoE shall be involved in the programme area ‘Human Rights – National Implementation’, while FRA shall be involved in the programme area ‘Roma Inclusion and Empowerment’.

The implementation modalities including the possibility of a small grant schemes and the programme administrative structures may be further explored during the concept note phase.

The maximum level of funding available for infrastructure (hard measures) from the total eligible expenditure of the programme area “Roma Inclusion and Empowerment” shall be identified in the concept note.

The programme shall aim at combatting all forms of discrimination and exclusion. It shall also enhance the capacities of the relevant national institutions. Emerging forms of gender-based violence, such as online harassment, bullying or stalking will be also addressed within the programme.

The programme shall foster the implementation of human rights standards in the Czech Republic. It shall also directly target vulnerable groups at high risk of discrimination and exclusion, such as Roma. Victims and witnesses of domestic and gender-based violence, especially children and vulnerable groups, including migrants and Roma women shall be addressed.

Bilateral Ambitions

€ 100,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.