Deadline: 15 August 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) – Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) Malaysia” in order to contribute to the respect for fundamental rights and the consolidation of the rule of law in Malaysia.
- Enhance and promote equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of all human rights by decriminalising and abolish discriminatory laws and policies existing in Malaysia. Encourage reduction in violence against women, encourage the promotion of women’s participation in decision–making in line with the EU Gender Action Plan II. Strengthen the economic empowerment of women and ensure enforcement of the existing legal framework protecting the rights of women in Malaysia.
- Encourage Malaysia to ratify the remaining core human rights conventions and to lift any relevant reservations to these instruments. Special attention could be given to the Convention against Torture (CAT) and the International Convention on the elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), as well as the withdrawal of reservation to the Convention on the rights of the Child (CRC) and the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW).
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 300 000 and EUR 300 000.
Actions must take place in Malaysia.
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 35 months.
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person
- be non-profit-making
- be a specific type of organisation such as:
- civil society organisations, including non-governmental organisations and independent political foundations, community based organisations, private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations, and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
- National Human Rights Institutions
- international and regional inter-governmental organisations
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
- Note: NO nationality restrictions apply to applicants, co-applicants and, if any, affiliated entities in line with the provision setting the eligibility under the EIDHR in the CIR regulation
- 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.
- The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter:
- Applicants established in Malaysia may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
- Applicants that are not established in Malaysia must act together with at least one co-applicant established in Malaysia.
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.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.