PeaCE Peacebuilding Funds: Facilitating the Engagement of Civil Society Actors and Grassroots in Bridging the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict Divide

Deadline: 15 May 2017

Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Armenia (EPF-Armenia), Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Azerbaijan (EPF-Azerbaijan) through Caucasus Research Resource Centre in Georgia (CRRC-Georgia), and International Alert (Alert) has announced a Call for Concept Notes for “Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement (PeaCE) Peacebuilding Funds Opportunity.

The Partners expect that the PeaCE program will facilitate the engagement of interested civil society actors and grassroots in bridging the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict divide.

Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Human and leadership capacity building and development
  • Civic activism related to peace and conflict transformation
  • Human security and management of emergency situations
  • Women’s participation in and contribution to peace and stability
  • Peacebuilding awareness
  • Dialogue between different social groups
  • Policy relevant advocacy and research

Funding Information

  • From the technical point of view, the Peacebuilding Fund is either a service contract or a grant award between a beneficiary and one of the Partners in the amount ranging from €5,000 to €40,000 to implement an in-country, bilateral, or multilateral project.
  • The implementation period of a project should not exceed 12 months.

Target Groups

  • Youth
  • Refugees and IDPs
  • Persons with disabilities (as a result of the conflict)
  • Ethnic and religious minorities
  • War veterans

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-profits (NGOs, foundations), for-profits (e.g. media outlets, small and medium enterprises) and individuals are eligible to apply for funding from the Peacebuilding Funds Opportunity.
  • Preference will be given to those Concept Notes that
    • engage new actors, i.e. those who have not participated in peacebuilding initiatives in the past;
    • are cross-border, i.e. engage counterparts from across the sides of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict;
    • are creative and innovative, and promise a certain level of sustainability.
  • Preference will be given to local applicants (non-profits, for-profits and individuals) who come from geographic areas affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
  • International applicants will need to prove maximum value added in terms of engaging and empowering local actors.
  • Non-profits and for-profits should be able to prove that they have:
    • Formal registration and availability of a bank account;
    • Sufficient administrative, financial and technical capacity to implement a project;
    • Demonstrable good track record of working with donors in the past.
  • Individuals should be able to demonstrate a suitable track record, e.g. educational background, professional affiliation(s), engagement in similar initiatives in the past (if at all).
  • The Partners expect that individual applicants will propose smaller-scale projects that can be managed by one person, e.g. writing and publishing a book, doing a research, creating multimedia products, etc. In case an individual applicant proposes a larger-scale project involving a team of implementers, he/she should assume responsibility for a proper financial management of the project.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit Peacebuilding Concept Notes in the requested format via given website.

For more information, please visit Peacebuilding Funds.

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