European Union: Empowerment of Young Women and Men in the Neighbourhood South through Media

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Deadline: 27 June 2017

The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Empowerment of Young Women and Men in the Neighbourhood South through Media” in order to empower young men and women in the Neighbourhood south to participate in public affairs and address social challenges in an informed manner by using media, online media and in particular public broadcasters as a vector.

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The programme is divided into two lots:

  • Lot 1: Giving young people a voice through online media
  • Lot 2: Giving young people a voice through broadcasters (radio and television).

Priority Issues

  • The methodology should outline the criteria for the selection of applicants for financial support for third parties and how continued technical support to the third parties will be ensured.
  • The methodology should outline how the regional dimension of this call can be used to ensure the best use of available resources and best possible impact of the activities.
  • The methodology should outline how gender equality will be ensured throughout the design of the project
  • The methodology should outline the cooperation between media organisations and civil society in the actions proposed.

Size of Grants

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Any grant requested 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 2,000,000
    • Maximum amount EUR 3,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a civil society organisation as defined by COM(2012) 0492 , public sector operator,  international (inter-governmental) organisation the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union, an ENI South, an IPA, or an EFTA country. This obligation does not apply to international organisations
    • 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
    • be an organization or be in a consortium of organization (s) with a proven experience in awarding, managing and monitoring the implementation of grants, including coaching of grantees and on-the-job aiming at strengthening their project management capacities.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants ifthey 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.
  • 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

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  • 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.

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, the UK, Algeria, Egypt, Israel , Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine , Syria  and Tunisia.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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