This preparatory action aims to help create and support rehabilitation centres for victims of torture, including physical and psychotherapeutic treatment, psycho-social counselling, legal service and socio-economic support.
Grants are for between €300,000 and €750,000 for up to 90% of eligible costs.
The main objective of this Preparatory Action is to create a new line of funding for victims of torture, with the aim of preventing physical and mental suffering to survivors by helping to address problems with Member States' ability to identify victims and offer instructed rehabilitation.
The following actions are covered:
- Creation of rehabilitation centres for victims of torture or support for existing ones.
- Provision of access for victims of torture to multidisciplinary support and counselling, including physical and psychotherapeutic treatment, psycho-social counselling, legal services, and socio-economic support to the victims.
- International organisations are not eligible.
- No grant may be awarded for actions already completed (retrospective funding).
- Activities carried out in non-EU Member States are not eligible.
Open to national, regional and local authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public or private bodies, university departments and research centres.
Actions should be implemented through a partnership of at least two eligible organisations from at least two EU Member States.
Participating organisations should work on a non-profit basis, have legal personality have been registered in a Member State of the EU for at least two years .
Eligible countries are Member States of the EU.
10% must be financed by the applicant partnership or other sources.
Co-financing may not take the form of in-kind contributions, ie nonfinancial resources made available free of charge for the purposes of the project.
The priorities are to:
- Provide victims with access to holistic rehabilitation such as multi-disciplinary support and counselling, including physical and psychotherapeutic treatment, legal services, and socio-economic support (note the funding cannot cover financial compensation to victims
- Support the capacity building of rehabilitation centres via networking activities in and outside the EU, research, training, development of common tools, exchange of good practices, peer supervision as a prevention of vicarious trauma.
- Support activities aimed at empowering torture victims, and in general at supporting the integration capactities of torture victims in EU countries.
- Support advocacy actions aimed at ensuring that Member States comply with the right to rehabilitation as defined in General Comment 3 to Article 14 of Convention Against Torture.
Applications must be submitted electronically via the PRIAMOS system. Applications submitted by regular mail, email, fax or in person will not be accepted.
The registration process for PRIAMOS may take up to 15 days. It is the applicant's responsibility to register in PRIAMOS in good time.