Deadline: 7 June 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “A Regional Hub for structured dialogue” to enable CSOs from the Neighbourhood South to engage in a more structured, inclusive, continuous and sustainable regional dialogue between civil society, EU institutions, regional entities and authorities.
The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote citizen engagement and political participation of young women and men, empowering them to assume a central and visible role in addressing common social challenges in partnership with peers to the South and North of the Mediterranean.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 2,500,000 and EUR 3,000,000.
- 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: a representative, actor based, membership based regional network or umbrella organisation of civil society organisations (CSO)9
- be established in10 a Member State of the European Union or in the Neighbourhood South
- Applications through a lead applicant from the Neighbourhood South will be an asset
- be comprised of CSOs (members of their network) whose thematic focus areas reflect at least 3 priorities of the following as defined in the European Neighbourhood Policy (2015): governance, security and counter violence, migration, economic and social development, and
- be comprised of CSOs (members of their network) active in at least 3 countries of the Neighbourhood South and
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
- All together the lead applicant and the co-applicants should demonstrate in their application how the proposed activities will cover all the countries of the Southern Neighbourhood in so far as possible.
- Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
- The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
- If the lead applicant is established in a Member State of the European Union, it must act withat least one co-applicant established in a country of the Neighbourhood South.
How to Apply
- The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full applications
- In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.