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Sub-granting Scheme 2023 - Setting up CFJ-EN Child Advisory Boards

Objectives of the Call

One of the main CFJ-EN objectives is to empower children to have their rights respected in judicial proceedings, to gather their voices in a participatory manner and make them heard, and to build their capacity to become advocates of their rights. These objectives are included in the CFJ-EN’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan under Strategic Priority #1: ‘Strengthening Children’s Agency’.

This sub-granting call aims to increase the participation of children in CFJ-EN’s member organisations. The 2023 Grant Agreement signed between the CFJ-EN and the EC includes a sub-granting scheme to award three to four eligible CFJ-EN Members with a year-long grant to set up a Child Advisory Board in the country they are based in. Each applicant organisation is free to submit their project proposal to set up a Child Advisory Board.


More information on the framework of CABs is available in the Terms of Reference (EN - FR - ES)  and in the call guidance document.







How to Apply

The complete grant application to be submitted must include the following documents: 


  • Completed application form

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

  • CVs of the staff responsible for managing and implementing the project or job profile if the staff is not recruited yet

All documents must be completed in English and clearly labelled and should be sent before the deadline in one email to Incomplete submissions will not be considered. 

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, 2nd May 2023, 5.00 pm CET. Applications submitted past this deadline will not be considered. Applicants may be asked for further documents at the stage of proposal evaluation or agreement signature.


For more information, see the FAQ document, call guidance note, and annexes,


Action                                                                                                                                 Date and Time

Opening of the call                                                                                                      1st March 2023

Information session for CFJ-EN member organisations                        Monday 13th March 2023, 3.00 – 4.30 pm CET

Application deadline                                                                                               Tuesday, 2nd May 2023, 5.00 pm CET

Review of applications by the Review Committee                                     May 2023

Call results published on the CFJ-EN website                                             June 2023

Signature of sub-granting agreement                                                               June 2023

Kick-off meeting with grantees and start of projects                               July 2023









Selection Process

Once project proposals have been submitted and the call has closed, the Operational Team of the CFJ-EN will be in charge of sending applications to the pre-appointed Review Committee, and to organise one or several meetings for the selection of awarded projects.

Potential conflicts of interest during the selection procedure will be avoided as follows:

  1. CFJ-EN Steering Committee members who are interested in applying to the call will not be eligible to be part of the Review Committee.

  2. CFJ-EN Members who are interested in applying to the call will not be eligible to be part of the Review Committee.

  3. During the evaluation process, discussions in the Steering Committee in relation to the Sub-granting scheme will be done without the participation of CFJ-EN members who might have applied or are considering applying to the call.

  4. The external expert who will be invited to the Review Committee should not have be involved with any of the current CFJ-EN members. This therefore excludes experts who are for example part of the governance structures of CFJ-EN members at national or international levels.

  5. As a recipient of the Operating Grant, DCI Belgium is excluded from submitting a proposal to the Call as CFJ-EN Member.

Review Committee

  • Bruce Adamson, Independent expert and former Children and Young People’s Commissioner of Scotland

  • Jana Hainsworth, Independent expert and former Secretary-General of Eurochild

  • Donna McEwan, Children and Young People's Centre for Justice, Strathclyde University

Selected Proposals 












































































For further information or inquiries in relation to this call, please contact:


Mariama Diallo       Coordinator, CFJ-EN:                    

Lise Brument           Coordination Assistant, CFJ-EN

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