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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Environment, Local development, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations

Regions: Asia, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Asia: Vietnam

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Funds for: Enhancing and enabling Civil Society Organizations’ engagement as actors of the development process
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Enhancing and enabling Civil Society Organizations’ engagement as actors of the development process
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Enable and enhance Civil Society Organizations’ engagement as an efficient actor of governance and development process in Vietnam
* Increase CSOs’ capacity and establish an enabling environment for civil society in Vietnam to address issues relating to youth engagement, tackling climate change and CSOs’ response to the new development perspective in Vietnam

Priorities
* Lot 1 – Engaging youth in political, economic and social life in Vietnam:
– Facilitate and promote equal opportunities for youth leadership at all levels of decision making;
– Facilitate and promote economic empowerment and skills development for youth;
– Facilitate and promote an increased engagement and participation of youth in promoting gender equality
* Lot 2 – Enhancing CSOs’ engagement in tackling climate change and mitigating its adverse effects in Vietnam:
– Facilitate and promote initiatives enhancing urban climate change resilience and climate-sensitive urban planning and building;
– Facilitate and promote grassroots civil society organisations in monitoring of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and PFES (Payment for Forest Environmental Services);
– Facilitate and promote the collaboration with the private sector in addressing the challenges emanating from climate change;
– Facilitate and promote the preservation and exchanges of indigenous knowledge for effective climate change adaptation;
– Raise public awareness on the causal nexus – climate change, energy savings, environmentally-friendly lifestyles and consumption habits
* Lot 3 – Reinforcing CSOs’ capacity in the new development perspective in Vietnam:
– Facilitate CSOs’ initiatives in promoting CSR (corporate social responsibility) and CSV (creating shared values);
– Promote CSOs’ initiatives in accessing and facilitating the diversification of CSOs’ financing source, including the importance of accessing alternative sources of funds and developing new funding models (i.e: accessing social investment, using subsidiary businesses to fund programme work, or developing new social enterprises);
– Promote and enhance CSOs’ role in the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in accordance with the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter

Among financed actions
* Capacity building;
* Advocacy and awareness raising events (conferences, workshops, training, etc.);
* Policy dialogue;
* Organisation of exchanges between the population;
* Networking activities;
* Community groups and stakeholders’ consultations;
* Studies and research activities;
* Setting up of resource-sharing platforms;
* Audio-video programmes;
* Production of documentaries

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

* Initial duration of the project: Between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be: a Civil Society Organisation;
– Be established in Vietnam or an EU Member State;
– European applicants must act with at least one Vietnamese co-applicant;
– Actions must take place in Vietnam