Deadline: 20 July 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2016/2017” with an aim to support civil society working in Guyana and Suriname on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratisation.
The programme is divided into two lots:
- Lot 1- Guyana
- Lot 2- Suriname
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights
- Human Trafficking
- Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Pursue common agendas for human rights and democratic reform;
- Build consensus on disputed or controversial areas of policy;
- Enhance political representation and participation;
- Enhance the inclusiveness and pluralism of civil society;
- Increase safety structures for human rights defenders;
- Counter the trends of shrinking space for civil society;
- Support activities aimed at promoting the issues covered by EU Human Rights guidelines and in the EU’s Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy;
- Enhance the rule of law and good governance.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- LOT 1:
- Minimum amount: €200,000
- Maximum amount: €540,000
- LOT 2:
- Minimum amount: €100,000
- Maximum amount: €100,00
- In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
- Be a legal person; and
- Be non-profit making; and
- Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international organisation; and
- Be established in any country without limitation
- Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their co-applicants, affiliated entities not acting as an intermediary; and
- Belong to one of the following categories as defined in Article 10 of the EIDHR Regulations :
- Civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community based organisations, and private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations, and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
- Public sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional and international level;
- 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).
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.