EU announces Call for Proposals for “Combating Child Labour in Ghana”


Deadline: 12 June 2019

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for a program entitled “Combating Child Labour in Ghana”.

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Objectives

  • The global objective of this call for proposals is: to promote actions that will advance efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in Ghana.
  • The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
    • Promote specific actions that will eliminate the practice of child labour in fishing as a result of human trafficking.
    • Actions that will strengthen the capacity of law enforcement agencies to adequately protect children from the worst forms of child labour in the fishing industry.

Priorities

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The priorities of this call for proposals are:

  • Concerted actions by civil society organisations and human rights defenders for the effective enforcement of child labour laws by relevant ministries and government agencies in the fishing sector in Ghana.
  • The identification and advocacy for other social intervention programmes as complementary actions to existing laws for the elimination of child labour in Ghana.

Size of Grants

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Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 300,000
  • Maximum amount: EUR 490,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • 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: be a Civil Society Organisation
      • be established in Ghana or any other country
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
      • Must have a proven track record of at least three years of promoting Human Rights in Ghana
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant. All co-applicants must be carefully chosen and play an active role in the activities proposed. All proposals must demonstrate the value-added that all co-applicants bring to the action and its activities and should involve organisations with demonstrated and complementary experience in the relevant areas of the action.
  • Affiliated entity(ies)
    • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
    • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to coapplicant(s):
      • Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
      • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
        • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
          • Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
            • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
            • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
            • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
        • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2GL3zFN and download the guidelines.

  • Avatar Moses GT.Pouseah says:

    Hi, my am working with a local ngo in Liberia, can i apply?

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