Deadline 15/08/2021

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is launching a call for proposals to organize People’s Assemblies in EU member states*. The purpose is for civil society to bring together representatives of the people, especially women, youth, elderly people, marginalized voices including those of migrants and of people with disabilities, to analyze crucial issues and develop key messages and demands for decision-makers. The assemblies are also a space to address inequalities and contribute to awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This call is part of the system of sub-grants of the project ‘SDGs and Migration – Multipliers and Journalists Addressing Decision Makers and Citizens in the EU’, which is part of the European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) program.

Types of grants

This call for proposals will award grants up to a maximum of € 10,000 per organization, without taking into account «service providers» of the proposal.

Thematic priorities

The subsidized actions must be in line with the objectives and priorities of this program for raising awareness of sustainable development, the SDGs and if possible, their connection to migration, and especially a focus on reducing inequalities (SDG 10).

The goal is to organize People’s Assemblies across Europe.

The People’s Assemblies will be prepared in gatherings organised by communities, constituency groups in cooperation with civil society at local and sub-national level. Representatives will present their perspectives in national, regional and global level.  They start to identify their issues and problems, analyse the structural causes, discuss and develop a set of demands, devise remedies and prepare the demands and the roadmap for their engagements to address them. It could be the meetings done by various identity-based groups and/or thematic groups, or by general public. These are part of a bottom-up process to ensure that marginalized voices (especially migrants) are part of all levels of decision making. They will feed into a Global virtual People’s Assembly planned for 2020/2021.

See also the 2021 People’s Assemblies Toolkit for more information.

The execution period of the subsidized projects starts from the date of signing the contracts and must be completed by 30 June 2021.

Applications will be reviewed by the evaluation committee on a rolling basis until 15 August 2021.

Attention: The application is submitted in English to the email

In the application, you are asked to attach a detailed project budget to the Budget Form (you will find it at the bottom of this page).

Useful files and links:

People’s Assemblies toolkit | Call for Proposals | Application | Budget Form

For more information, please email

The Faces of Migration project is funded by the European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) program. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of GCAP and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.