EU Call for Proposal: Supporting Projects of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

Deadline: 11 January 2018

The European Union has launched a call for projects on the Civil Society Empowerment Programme (CSEP) – campaigns with counter and alternative narrative to radicalisation implemented by Civil society organisations that pursue all of the objectives below:

  • address target audiences in the EU susceptible and vulnerable to radicalising and terrorist content online, those on the brink of radicalisation as well as those who have already been radicalised (target audiences’ perceived or real grievances should be addressed);
  • provide the target audience with credible alternatives and positive narratives or expose and challenge terrorist and extremist online propaganda;
  • address push and pull factors of terrorist and extremist content online;
  • actively contribute to promoting tolerance and EU/democratic fundamental rightsand values.

Focus Areas

The projects, implementing effective alternative and counter-narrative campaigns online, should contribute to:

  • Bringing about behaviour change dissuading target audience from promoting terrorism and violent extremism and/or using violence.
  • Growing civic engagement and take active stance in democratic processes by target audiences.
  • Halting radicalisation and recruitment processes.
  • Enhancing (digital) resilience and critical thinking of the target audience against terrorist and extremist propaganda on-and offline.

Funding Information

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 6.000.000 (six million euros).

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, the Applicant and the Co-applicants must be:

  • legal persons; applications from natural persons are not eligible.
  • public bodies or private entities.
  • established in a Member State of the European Union participating in the ISF Police.
  • member of the CSEP network registered in the database set up at the following link given on the website. The CSEP network is developed to facilitate mutual learning, encourage synergies between projects where possible and increase transparency.
  • All EU Member States, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Denmark. In duly justified cases, entities established in third countries (except for the United Kingdom and Denmark) can participate as partners/co-applicants. For this call, eligible third countries are those highlighted as priority countries in the European Agenda on Security: Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, countries in the Western Balkans as well as EFTA countries.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applications must be:

  • submitted by a consortium between a civil society organisation and at least two otherco-applicants.
  • seeking EU co-funding equal to or more than EUR 250.000 and equal to or less than EUR 1.000.000;
  • activities must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein , Morocco and Algeria, Albania , Bosnia and Herzegovina , the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , Montenegro , Serbia and Kosovo

For more information, please visit European Commission.

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