Deadline: 17 March 2017
The European Union (EU) is inviting eligible organizations to support 210 Calls for Proposals Targeting Local Civil Society through Country-Based Support Schemes Lebanon. The global objective of this call for proposals is to support civil society initiatives to promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, justice and the rule of law.
This call for proposals is to support actions which seek to:
- Prevent and take effective measures against torture and ill-treatment.
- Enhance and improve access to quality legal aid services.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 600,000 and EUR 600,000.
Actions must take place in the Lebanon.
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.
- 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 Civil Society Organisation (CSO) or network of CSOs and
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or be an in-country CSO, with Headquarters in Lebanon and officially registered with the Lebanese competent authorities
- European CSOs are eligible insofar their experience adds value, and upon conditions that their actions respond to a local demand and to locally identified needs, and include support to local partners (e.g. through mentoring, peer support, joint advocacy, and not least through direct financial support).
- 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 and
- 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 coordinate 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 and the UK, Lebanon.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.