Deadline: 15 September 2016
The European Commission is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) with an aim to create evidence-based, innovative and sustainable development and protection solutions for refugees and their host communities in Ethiopia.
The Programme is divided in to five lots:
- Lot 1: Shire area (Tigray Regional State)- EUR 8 500 000
- Lot 2: Dollo Ado area (Somali Regional State)- EUR 8 000 000
- Lot 3: Jijiga area (Somali Regional State)- EUR 5 300 000
- Lot 4: Bahrale and Aysaita areas (Afar Regional State)- EUR 4 000 000
- Lot 5: Major urban centres in Ethiopia (Out of Camp/urban refugees)- EUR 3 500 000
- Improved social cohesion through improved access to integrated basic service delivery for Eritrean and Somali refugees (in and out of camp) and their host communities.
- Improved livelihoods and employment opportunities for Eritrean and Somali refugees (in and out of camp) and their host communities.
- Improved protection, where needs are identified, of Eritrean and Somali refugees (in and out of camp) and host communities in Ethiopia, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups in complementarity with AMIF action .
- Strengthened capacities of local authorities and multi-stakeholder coordination platforms to cooperate in developing an integrated approach for refugees, host communities and mixed migration flows
- Basic service delivery – water, energy and education
- Livelihoods and employment opportunities
- Protection – access to justice and rule of law
- Strengthened capacities of local authorities and multi-stakeholder platforms to cooperate in developing an integrated approach to refugees and host communities
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person and
- be non-profit-making and
- be a civil society organisation or international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation or a local authority or an association of local authorities and
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or in Ethiopia. This obligation does not apply to international organisations 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 proven competence in the thematic areas to be addressed under this RDPP Ethiopia Call for Proposals, have good knowledge and experiences in Ethiopia and have a legal valid registration in the area of intervention (where applicable).
- Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
- The grant application form (‘declaration by the lead applicant’), 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.
- If awarded the grant contract, the lead applicant will become the beneficiary identified as the Coordinator in Annex E3h1 (Special Conditions). 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
Applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.