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Increased support for and competence on human rights - Open Call for Proposals for Small Grant Scheme projects

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


The Ministry of Finance, Programme Operator of the Human Rights Programme, in cooperation with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic announces on 21 January 2021 Open Call for proposals (SGSA - Support of research, raising awareness and improving national implementation of human rights standards) for Small Grant Scheme projects funded by the Norway Grants 2014-2021.

The objective of this Open Call is to improve the understanding of new human rights issues and challenges and to find practical solutions contributing to better implementation of human rights standards at the national level. The call aims to increase support for target groups, improve public understanding of human rights, and strengthen the capacity of research and educational institutions to address human rights issues and challenges.

The Call also supports cooperation between educational and academic institutions and other stakeholders (civil society, business, etc.), the engagement of students and young researchers in human rights activities and the promotion of new approaches and trends in understanding of human rights and their implementation in all areas of social life.

Allocation: SGSA - 46 920 582 CZK / 1 770 588 EUR
Deadline for submission of applications: 29. 4. 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Applications can be submitted only electronically in the information system CEDR. All important information about the Call, eligibility of applicants, partners and activities and evaluation of applications are included in the text of the Call.

For preparation of applications, the applicants shall use the Guideline for Applicants with its annexes including a Checklist for pre-check of project intention eligibility and readiness for submission of the application in the information system. The text of the Call and the Guideline for Applicants together with Annexes are available for download below.

Seminar for Applicants
The seminar for applicants will be organized in an online. The date of the event will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks. The seminar will introduce the Open Call and conditions for submission for applicants. More information on the seminar will be updated on the website

Applications shall be submitted only electronically in the information system CEDR. Entering the IS CEDR is possible via banner CEDR at the homepage or at, where you can also download a Guide for entering and registration in the IS CEDR.

A video-guide in Czech language that indicates how to fill the application in the IS CEDR (originally developed for Culture Programme) is available here.

Any queries concerning the Call (e.g. submission of the application, conditions of the Call, the method of appraisal and award of grant) can be sent by e-mail to:
• (questions related both with the conceptual aim of the Call, project ideas and technical questions, e.g. eligibility of expenditures, co-financing, indicators etc.).
Frequently asked questions and answers will be published in the section Frequently Asked Questions.