Deadline: 16 May 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Intercultural dialogue and Culture” with an aim to promote intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in the project countries.
The programme is divided into two lots:
- Lot 1: Enhancing understanding, tolerance and respect for cultural and religious diversity
- Lot 2: Culture as enabler of social inclusion and cohesion of disadvantaged populations
Size of Grants
Any requested EU contribution under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- For Lot 1
- minimum amount: EUR 1.500.000
- maximum amount: EUR 2.000.000
- For Lot 2
- minimum amount: EUR 1.900.000
- maximum amount: EUR 2.850.000
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must (for both Lots):
- be a legal person
- be non-profit-making
- be a specific type of organisation such as:
- non-state actor
- network of civil society organisations (CSO );
- public bodies,
- networks and/or associations of local authorities ,
- international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation .
- be established in :
- Member State of the European Union; or
- a Non-EU country of the European Economic Area; or
- an IPA II beneficiary country; or
- a developing country or territory, (included in the OECD-DAC list of ODA recipients), which is not member of the G20 group;
- Least Developed Countries (LDC’s);
- Other Low Income Countries;
- Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories;
- Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories
- G-20 member developing countries (eligible only if they are also the (or one of the) beneficiaries of the action
- An Overseas Country and Territory (OCTs) covered by Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union; or:
- A Non EU Member State of the OECD only when actions are implemented in a Least Developed Country or in a Highly indebted Poor Country)
- 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,
- Note that with regards to the establishment place rule, the obligation does not apply to International Organizations.
- 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 must act with co-applicants as specified hereafter.
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.
- Member States of the European Union : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
- Non-EU countries of the European Economic Area: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
- IPA II beneficiary countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Least Developed Countries (LDCs) : Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.
- Other Low Income Countries: Kenya, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe.
- Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories : Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tokelau, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories : Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China (People’s Republic of), Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Peru, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.
- G-20 member developing countries (eligible only if they are also the (or one of the) beneficiaries of the action) : India, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa
- Overseas Country and Territory (OCTs): Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curação, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Greenland, Montserrat, New Caledonia and Dependencies, Pitcairn, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena Ascension Island Tristan da Cunha, SintEustatius, SintMaarten, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Turks and Caicos, Wallis and Futuna Islands
- Non EU Member States of the OECD: Australia, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America – these countries are eligible only if the action is implemented in a least developed countries (LDC) (see list (i) above) or in a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) (Bolivia, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua)
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.