European Commission Intercultural Dialogue and Culture Grant Scheme

European Commission Intercultural Dialogue and Culture Grant Scheme

European Commission Intercultural Dialogue and Culture Grant Scheme has been announced. The deadline for application is 16 May 2017. For detailed information, please visit

The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries.

This call has two lots. Each lot has a specific objective that corresponds to a theme/sector.

Lot 1: Enhancing understanding and respect for cultural and religious diversity.

Specific Objective: to enhance cultural pluralism and intercultural understanding, including aspects relating to religion or belief in the project countries.

Minimum 1.500.000 Euros
Maximum 2.000.000 Euros

  • Activities should favour the development of sustainable capacities in the area of religious studies and interreligious dialogue.
  • Activities should promote inclusion of different cultural/religious/belief communities and individuals; women’s and youth active participation and role as agents and facilitators of intercultural/interreligious dialogue; inclusive approaches with all religions and beliefs and secular/humanist perspectives taken into account.
  • Use of culture and/or educational/academic resources will be assessed positively.

Lot 2: Culture as an enabler for dialogue, social inclusion, skills development and cohesion

Specific Objective: to enhance dialogue and social inclusion (notably of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations such as persons belonging to minorities, migrants, women and girls, disabled) skills development and social cohesion in the project countries.

Minimum 1.900.000 euros
Maximum 2.850.000 euros

  • Proposed activities should build on existing cultural resources and infrastructure, favoring participatory community approaches and joint creative work around freedom of expression and cultural diversity.
  • Attention should involve socially marginalised people, such as women and girls, migrants and the displaced, the disabled, persons belonging to minorities, etc).

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 36 months nor exceed 60 months.

Application Terms

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must):
– be a legal person and
– be non-profit-making and

be a specific type of organisation such as:

– non-state actor
– network of civil society organisations (CSO);
– public bodies,
– networks and/or associations of local authorities,
– international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation

Actions related must take place in at least two countries of the OECD/DAC list of ODA recipients].

To apply for this call for proposals the lead applicants need to:

Please note that the registration of this data in PADOR is obligatory for this call for proposals.
Registration is obligatory for lead applicants applying for EU contributions of more than EUR 60 000.
Full application step: Registration is obligatory for co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies). Lead applicants must make sure that their PADOR profile is up to date.