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Prevention of mental illness in children: Updated Open Call pre-announcement

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 12-12-2019
  • Updated Open Call pre-announcement

The Programme Operator herby publishes information on future Open Call for grant application for funding of individual projects with focus on prevention of mental illness in children (hereinafter “the Call”). Official launch of the Call is expected during February 2020 and the Call will be open for 2-3 months after the official launch.

Activities have to be implemented in the Czech Republic and/or in the donor states.

Following activities will be supported:

  1. Activities focused on improving skills of parents and carers and enhancing parental capacities to prevent the occurrence and alleviate mental health problems in children and adolescents;
  2. Implementing innovative and/or improved preventive, screening, diagnostic, therapeutic, social-rehabilitation and community-supportive methods and practices in the field of mental health care for children and adolescents;
  3. Educating children and adolescents to improve their knowledge and skills in the field of mental health and strengthening the prevention of mental health problems;
  4. Educating and enhancing the expertise and skills of health professionals providing care to children with mental disorders as well as non-medical professionals, informal carers and pedagogues; 
  5. Information and destigmatization activities raising awareness among professionals and the general public about mental health and mental disorders in children and adolescents.

A detailed description of individual areas is provided in Annex 1 - Detailed description of thematic focus of individual activities (.PDF, 89 kB)

The following eligible applicants may submit a grant application:

  • healthcare providers of primary, specialized and/or stationary outpatient care as well as follow-up and/or long-term inpatient care according to Act No. 372/2011 Coll. (as amended) operating in the field of child and adolescent mental health care; State contributory organizations established by the Ministry of Health conducting educational, scientific and/or research activities focused on mental illness and/or mental health;
  • schools and school facilities (legal entities performing activities of schools or school facilities registered in the school register), school counselling facilities, facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care, as well as universities established under Act No. 111/1998 Coll. (amended and consolidated) on higher education institutions and on amendments and supplements to some other acts. Schools and school facilities established by churches and religious societies whose subject of activity is the provision of education or school services pursuant to Act No. 561/2004 Coll. on pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary professional and other education as amended.

The precondition for submitting the application is at least one year's operation of the applicant's organization in the professional field mentioned above, that is either in healthcare or in the field of education.

The applicant may be a legal entity, private or public, commercial or non-commercial, established in accordance with the legislation of the Czech Republic. Natural persons and/or NGOs are not eligible applicants in the call.

The grant application can be submitted in partnership with relevant partner organisation from the donor states (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) and/or the Czech Republic. Eligible partner of the project may be public or private, commercial or non-commercial entity as well as non-governmental organization or intergovernmental organization actively participating in the project and effectively contributing to its implementation.

Allocation of the Call, grant, co-financing, date of eligibility of expenditures:

Allocation of the Call is 134 302 597 CZK / 5 225 782 EUR

Minimum grant per project will be 5 140 000 CZK / 200 000 EUR and maximum grant per project will be 14 906 000 Kč / 580 000 EUR.

Public institutions can apply for a grant up to 100% of eligible expenditures.

Other legal entities can apply for a grant up to 60% of eligible expenditures.

The share of investment expenditures in the total amount cannot exceed 20% of the requested grant.

Expenditures are eligible until 31 December 2023.

All terms and conditions of submitting grant applications will be part of official launch of the Call and further information will be presented on seminars for applicants. Dates of the seminars will be published on and

Abovementioned information is not binding and can be modified until the official launch of the Call. The pre-announcement should provide basic information on future Call to potential applicants.