Euro-Mediterranean Foundation’s Standard Intervention Grants: Supporting Human Rights Defenders

Deadline: 2 August 2017

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation is seeking applications for its Standard Intervention Program with an aim to fund small human rights organizations, groups and defenders by reinforcing their operations and human capacities in order to enable them to create structures or implement innovative activities effectively in the region.

The Foundation aims at supporting human rights defenders, regardless of their gender, in consideration of the following:

  • Their activities in promoting and protecting the universally recognised rights and freedoms of third parties;
  • Their activities as individuals or as a group;
  • Their use of peaceful and non-violent means in their work.

Thematic Areas

  • Economic, social and cultural rights
  • Empowerment of women
  • Empowerment of young people
  • Protection of minorities and refugees
  • Fight against impunity
  • Rehabilitation and reintegration, etc.

Funding Information

  • The amount of funding requested may not exceed € 40,000. It usually falls between € 5,000 and € 30,000.
  • The maximum duration of support is 12-18 months.

Eligible Countries

  • The support mechanism is aimed at defenders who pursue human rights activities in the following countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Syria, and Palestine.
  • Special attention is devoted to the countries of the region where the needs are especially critical because of the regional context (Syria, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt).
  • Projects with positive spill-over effects outside the region (for example in Europe and the Persian Gulf) may eventually receive funding if it is shown that they can have a positive impact on the situation of human rights defenders in the region.

Eligibility Criteria

The Foundation aims at providing financial support to regional, national and local human rights NGOs and institutes as well as individuals, who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of human rights in the South-Mediterranean region.

How to Apply

Applicants must send their applications in a ‘word’ format at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Standard Intervention Grants.

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