Deadline: 5 December 2016
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform” in order to strengthen democracy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The specific objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform process including through domestic election observation, provision of legal aid to citizens to defend their electoral rights, and civic and voter education
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 600 000 and EUR 1 017 000.
Actions must take place in The Kyrgyz Republic.
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 30 months.
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person and
- be non-profit-making and
- be civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level; and
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or in beneficiaries listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 231/2014, contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, or developing countries as stipulated in Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 Article 9 and
- 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 and
- have been registered for at least two years at the submission deadline for concept notes and
- not be affiliated with or financially dependent on a political party and
- not be an international governmental organisation.
- 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-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.
How to Apply
In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.