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Sectors: Local development, Social Affairs, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Developing countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Additional info regions:

* Eligible countries:
– The Kingdom of Lesotho;
– Countries eligible for the European Development Fund;
– Developing countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD

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Responsible: European Commission

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Amorce:

DCI – Civil Society Organizations as Actors of Governance and Development – 2020
Funds for: strengthening civil society, supporting genuine and equitable partnerships within CSOs in order to empower them and invest in capacity development

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To promote innovative forms of interactions between CSOs in local policy-making, aiming at good governance and development outcome through joint efforts

Priorities
* Priority Area 1: Support civil society organisations in initiatives that promote youth participation and empowerment at district and national level
– Support, advocate and pilot more effective and inclusive youth employment strategies and decent work opportunities;
– Support the provision of spaces for young people to meet (“youth spaces”);
– Support, advocate and pilot more relevant education, vocational training and skills development strategies offering youth better chances for employment / self-employment

Priority Area 2: Strengthening women’s CSOs capacities and engagement for participation in decision making process
– Strengthening policy dialogue on gender equality, human and women’s rights to empower women and girls;
– Promoting women and girls’ role as agents of development and change, for instance:
> Promoting their economic and social rights and empowerment; strengthening their voice and participation;
> Increasing targeted action towards gender equality

Priority Area 3: Strengthening the rule of law in crisis affected and fragile situations
– Strengthen resilience, particularly of the most vulnerable populations, for example in the face of environmental and economic shocks, natural and man-made disasters, conflicts and threats to health;
– Ensure that individuals, communities, institutions and countries can better prepare for, withstand, adapt to, and quickly recover from stresses and shocks without compromising long-term development prospects;
Develop complementary actions between development and humanitarian actors, building on a shared analysis of risks and vulnerabilities

Amongst financed actions
* Applicants in their proposals must incorporate a series of complimentary activities that target at least one priority area 

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Duration of the action: between 24 and 48 months 

* Eligiblity:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be established in:
> The Kingdom of Lesotho or
> Countries eligible for the European Development Fund or
> Developing countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD-DAC (‘list of ODA recipients’), and overseas countries and territories covered by Council Decision 2013/755/EU
– 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

* Actions must take place in the Kingdom of Lesotho