Deadline: 22 September 2016
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for a programme entitled “Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform” with an aim to enable civil society 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 1017 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
- be non-profit-making
- be civil society organizations, including non-governmental non-profit organizations and independent political foundations, community-based organizations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organizations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or in beneficiaries 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
- 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 organization.
- 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.
- If awarded the grant contract, the lead applicant will become the beneficiary identified as the Coordinator in. 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, 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.