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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, Latin America

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European commission

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The general objective of the present call for proposals is to enhance the participation of citizens to democratic and electoral processes, including the promotion of transparency.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
LOT 1: Enhance the participation of citizens to electoral processes, in particular the general elections of 2018.
LOT 2: Improve the transparency and accountability through the promotion of the Access to public information Law.

Priorities
LOT 1
– Enhance the knowledge of citizens on the democratic cycle and electoral processes;
– Improve the access of citizens to information on the candidates and their political proposals;
– Promote informed voting and citizen participation, in particular for women, young people, and vulnerable groups (indigenous people, people suffering from handicap);
– Promote the active participation of civil society to the public debate in order to bring about a reform of the electoral system;
– Strengthen internal democracy and transparency of political parties, promoting in particular the representation and participation of women, young people, and vulnerable groups;
– Influence the political and legal framework in order to guarantee the representation of women, young people and vulnerable groups in political parties and public charges.
LOT 2
– Enhance the transparency of public management and citizen access to public information;
– Influence the promotion of accountability mechanisms;
– Promote the implementation of the Access to Public Information Law

Among financed actions
LOT 1
– Civic education and educated vote, in particular for women, young people, indigenous people, and people with disabilities;
– Strengthen the skills development (ex. leadership training, legal and rights, etc.) in order to stimulate the emerging leadership, in particular of vulnerable groups;
– Political influence and lobbying to promote the inclusion and effective nomination of candidates from the most vulnerable groups;
LOT 2
– Information and dissemination campaigns on the Access to public information Law, in the capital (Asunción) and in the interior of the country;
– Production of information and communication material regarding the Access to public information Law;
– Political influence and lobbying on accountability.