The Next Step 2024 – Apply for a EU Grant!

Please note, your Union is only eligible to apply for this grant if it’s located in a EU country.

The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) has for the second year in a row been selected to design and deliver a re-granting programme to its network of Jewish student member unions across the EU, funded by the European Commission.

This Financial Support to third parties (FSTP) is part of the implementation of the Framework Partnership Agreement Building Europe’s Jewish Future (101140438) between EUJS and the European Commission.

EUJS is opening this call for proposals for its re-granting programme The Next Step, which is taking place between 1st May 2024 and 30th November 2024.

Deadline for submitting the grant proposal is 29th of March 2024, 23.59 CET.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible for financial support, organisations must:

  • be a member of European Union of Jewish Students*;
  • be a legal entity, private non-profit organisation (private body);
  • be established in a Member State of the European Union;
  • respect EU values as laid down in Art.2 of the Treaty on European Union and the EU Charter of fundamental rights.

*In cases, where the member union is a sub-entity of a legal entity recognised as the national umbrella organisation of Jewish communities and organisations, those legal entities will be eligible to apply on behalf of their affiliated student union member of the EUJS network.

Projects that envision cross-border cooperation between unions are encouraged. Cooperation with other organisations is allowed and encouraged, as long as the member unions remain the main applicant.

What kind of activities can my Union apply a grant for?

Activities falling in the following categories (limitative list) will be eligible for financial support during 2024:

  • Raise awareness of antisemitism, racism, and other forms of discrimination: This includes trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities. Special focus is placed on activities raising awareness of the effects of discrimination on youth, as well as on the effects of gendered antisemitism.
  • Foster Jewish life and raise awareness of Jewish life, culture, and tradition: This includes any activities that contribute to community-building or raise the visibility among the general public about Jewish life and traditions, such as cultural events or religious events, excursions, trainings, workshops and other educational activities, reports and other analytical activities, campaigns and other communication and dissemination activities targeted to students, young people or the general public, especially in the context of the European Jewish Campus Week.
  • Promote the memory of the Holocaust: Activities include public commemorations, trips to remembrance sites, exhibitions, or cultural events. Special focus is placed on activities that explore innovative ways of passing the memory of the Holocaust, activities involving actors from different social and religious backgrounds and activities that highlight the European and international characters of the Holocaust and its impact.
  • Build capacity for member unions: Activities that support member unions to increase their operational capacity, such as skill-building trainings for staff and volunteers, as well as microgrants for professional development.
  • Carry out actions in support of people fleeing Ukraine: This includes any sort of action by member unions promoting civic engagement in support of people fleeing Ukraine. Activities may include cultural events, awareness raising activities, practical support, and other actions that address the specific needs of people fleeing as a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Raise environmental awareness: Activities that promote environmental awareness and sustainability. Special focus is placed on activities that promote awareness of Tu Bishvat, and promote the planting of trees in coordination with the EUJS Tree Bishvat campaign.
  • Promote Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the Jewish community: Actions promoting equality and inclusion in the Jewish community, and in particular actions promoting gender equity and the inclusion and centering of experiences of LGBTQI+ Jews, Jews with disabilities, Jews of colour, and Jews originating in the MENA region in the Jewish community.

How does my Union apply for a grant?

Read, download and fill out the required documents!

Proposals must be submitted by e-mail in PDF form to by March 29th, 2024 23:59 CET. Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

Only proposals submitted using the forms included (downloadable from this webpage) will be deemed eligible. Project proposals shall be submitted in English.

Call for proposals

The call for proposals is the main document of re-granting as it states all the grant conditions, timelines and processes. Everything you need to know about re-granting is explained in this document. We encourage you to get familiar with the document and reading it through carefully.

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Narrative proposal

A narrative proposal (Annex I) details the project, the relevant target audience, the expected outcomes, and impact of the project.

Budget proposal

For each grant application your Union needs to prepare an individual estimated Budget proposal in EUR (Annex 2). To be eligible, all costs must be:

  • Indicated in the estimated Budget proposal (see Annex II)
  • Incurred during the implementation period of 1st May 2024 – 30th November 2024
  • Necessary for the implementation of the project
  • Identifiable and verifiable – in particular, recorded in the accounting records and supported by financial documents
  • Reasonable, cost-effective, and in compliance with the principles of sound financial management and applicable tax and social legislation.

VAT and taxes that have been paid but are not recoverable by the grantees can also be included among eligible costs. The evidence can be obtained from the national tax authority. Self-certification can be acceptable if duly substantiated.

The following costs shall not be considered eligible: Core funding to cover salaries or other operating costs, debts, provisions for losses and future liabilities, currency exchange losses, costs financed by other funds/donors.

The maximum amount per network member organisation will be capped at 20% of the total facility. Organisations may apply for microgrants that will be capped at 0.5% of the total amount.

Declaration of honour

A declaration of honour (Annex III) comprises all of the following aspects, which are essential to the successful implementation of the project:

  • financial capacity to implement the project
  • compliance with of EU values and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • commitment to gender and non-discrimination mainstreaming
  • avoidance of conflicts of interest
  • maintaining confidentiality and security
  • committing to upholding the highest ethical standards
  • providing visibility of EU funding
  • complying with information obligations and record keeping.

Need any help, support or assistance with the grant proposal or have any questions?

Consultations with EUJS regarding the design of the project and the preparation of a proposal will be open throughout the application period. Please reach out to our Deputy Director Sarah ( for technical questions and our Head of Communications & Outreach Eryn ( for narrative questions.


PLEASE NOTE: Both the narrative and the financial reports will be submitted together no later than three (3) months after the conclusion of the project via email to The deadline 15 December 2024 is for projects ending under three (3) months before the final deadline.

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