For the second consecutive year, the Council of Europe Department of Social Rights is launching a call for proposals to support national human rights institutions and equality bodies in the field of social and economic rights as guaranteed by the European Social Charter.
The objectives of the action are:
to enhance the knowledge of ENNHRI and EQUINET members of the European Social Charter and its use at national level,
to consolidate their capacities to examine, having regard to their respective specific mandates, the implementation of the Charter’s provisions at national level and make a positive contribution to national policy-shaping and decision-making,
to enhance their skills and ability to submit alternative reports to the ECSR in the framework of the monitoring procedures of the Charter,
to enhance their skills and ability to collaborate with other organisations that can be involved in the monitoring procedures of the Charter,
to promote acceptance of new provisions of the Charter and the collective complaints procedure.
The call is open to all ENNHRI and EQUINET members from Council of Europe member states. The proposals will be examined and evaluated by the Council of Europe Department of Social Rights in consultation with ENNHRI and EQUINET, on the basis of the relevance of the action to the objectives listed in the call and its estimated budget. The Council of Europe reserves the right to select a maximum of two proposals. Institutions are invited to submit their proposals to the Council of Europe by 10 March 2023 (midnight French time).
For more information, please refer to the attached call for proposals and its Annex.