ACP-EU Call for Concept Notes: Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings and/or Counter-Smuggling of Migrants

Deadline: 9 August 2017

The ACP-EU Migration Action is seeking concept notes for its funding program under the topic “Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings and/or Counter-Smuggling of Migrants” in the Caribbean, Southern Africa and the Pacific Region.

Both THB and Smuggling of Migrants constitute prosperous and difficult to trace multi-billion businesses of which the scale is hard to quantify reliably. While numbers of estimated victims of trafficking worldwide vary, they are reported as being in the millions and most importantly, they are constantly on the rise. Additionally, both crimes pose serious challenges in providing protection to migrants.

Funding Information

The total budget of the proposed project must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: 70.000 EUR
  • Maximum amount: 100.000 EUR.

Project Activities

  • In the field of Trafficking in Persons:
    • Produce and set up community –oriented awareness raising activities about human trafficking (i.e. community theatre with large reach out)
    • Support shelters/day centres hosting or offering services to victims of human trafficking and/or other vulnerable categories (i.e. street or orphaned or abandoned children; battered women; women in prostitution)
    • Provide training to health care workers, labour inspectors and other involved actors
    • Develop and distribute information material about existing referral services in that country/region for victims or potential victims
    • Provide education and vocational training for victims and potential victims of trafficking
    • Promote activities linked to improving coordination among actors involved in the same sector of the fight against trafficking
  • In the field of Smuggling of Migrants:
    • Develop and distribute communication tools on safe migration based on specific country needs
    • Produce and set up community –oriented awareness raising activities about smuggling of migrants (i.e. community theatre with large reach out).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants:
    • Applicants eligible to receive grants from the Action must be legally registered Non-State Actors.
    • Applicants must also be authorized to operate in the country or countries where the proposed project activities will be implemented.
  • Eligible Non-State Actors can be:
    • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
    • Migrants associations;
    • Economic and Social partners (such as Trade unions and Employer’s associations);
    • Organisations and other private sector associations;
    • Media organizations.
  • The organisation has a management structure with clearly defined and divided roles and responsibilities.
  • The organisation has sufficient technical and institutional capacity necessary for the efficient and effective implementation of the proposed project.
  • The organisation has sufficient economic, administrative and accountability capacity.
  • The organisation has an annual statement of accounts and an internal control system with adequate internal manuals and/or financial guidelines.
  • The organisation has a bank account operated by more than one signatory and opened minimum two (2) years ago.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries

  • Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Congo (Kinshasa), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

For more information, please visit ACP-EU Call for Concept Notes.

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