Deadline: 17 July 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organisations” to stimulate an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society and pluralistic media, as well as to empower civil society and media organisations to be effective and accountable independent actors, and to improve their capacity to dialogue with Governments influencing policy and decision making processes and holding them accountable for their performance towards citizens and society at large.
- Preventing and countering radicalisation leading to violent extremism
- Reconciliation and intercultural dialogue
- Media freedom (with a focus on media and information literacy, including social media)
- Good governance and anti-corruption
- Protection-sensitive migration management
- Climate actions and environmental protection
- Youth employment
- Financial sustainability and independence of CSOs
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- Minimum amount: EUR 600.000,00, except for Lot 1, where the minimum is EUR 500, 000.
- Maximum amount: EUR 1.000.000,00
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person
- be non-profit-making
- be a civil society organisation (CSOs) or representative network of CSOs working on one or more thematic areas of relevance to this Call for Proposals
- be established in an IPA Beneficiary under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
- 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 must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.
- If awarded the grant contract, the lead applicant will become the beneficiary identified as the Coordinator. The Coordinator is the main interlocutor of the Contracting Authority. It represents and acts on behalf of any other co-beneficiary (if any) and coordinates the design and implementation of the action.
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, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.