Deadline: 9 March 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country-based Support Scheme (CBSS) Turkey Programme” with an aim to contribute, through supporting civil society organisations, to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and to contribute to the strengthening of the international framework for the promotion and protection of human rights, justice and the rule of law.
Objectives and Priority Areas
- Strengthening civil society’s involvement
- women rights, gender based violence;
- LGBTI rights;
- prevention of torture and ill-treatment;
- freedom of expression, conscience, religion, media, assembly and association;
- access to justice, right to fair trial and due process;
- rights of children;
- improvement of prison system and human rights in prisons;
- fight against impunity;
- anti-discrimination, cultural rights, minority rights;
- rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers;
- social rights and equal opportunities (including but not limited to people with disabilities, trade union rights, right to education, health, housing, environment).
- Supporting Human Rights Defenders
- actions for the protection of defenders;
- enhancing technical knowledge and skills of human rights defenders;
- strengthening capacities of human rights defenders organisations for carrying out their activities, including but not limited to monitoring and documenting violations, seeking remedies for victims of human rights violations, fighting against impunity;
- strengthening capacities of human rights defenders to operate in post-disaster situations;
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 150,000 and EUR 500,000.
Actions must take place in Turkey.
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 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 non-governmental organisation and
- extent to which an applicant can demonstrate that it is independent of the state as regards 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.
- Please note that no nationality restriction applies to applicants and, if any, to co-applicants and affiliated entities.
- 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 may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
- 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
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.