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Sectors: Employment, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations

Regions: Central America

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: strengthening civil society capacity to promote social cohesion in Mexico in a innovative way
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: strengthening civil society capacity to promote social cohesion in Mexico in a innovative way
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To strengthen civil society capacity to promote social cohesion in Mexico in a innovative way, through actions that promote the social and market insertion of the most vulnerable young people between the ages of 15 and 29, and that contribute to the construction of public policies in favour of youg people;
* To promote the labour insertion of young people in material and/or physical precariousness situation through agreements between CSOs, private sector companies and/or professional bodies;
* To promote permanent or dual vocational training for young people in material and/or physical precariousness situation through agreements between CSOs, companies, professional bodies and/or training centers in the public or private sector
* To promote access to social services of the Federation, the State or the Municipality for young people in material and/or physical precariousness situation, accompanying them in their procedures until they are able to obtain effective recognition of their rights

Priorities
* To propose the implementation of a cascade grant mechanism in order to focus financial support on local CSOs present in the territories and thus strengthen their local capacities and initiatives;
* Develop strategic alliances with companies and/or associations representing the sector with educational institutions, with youth associations;
* Implement actions with a gender approach based on equal rights and equal opportunities and with a rights-based approach

Among financed actions
* Activities that help to accompany young people in their search for opportunities and in their sustainable insertion in the labour environment through mechanisms of cooperation between CSOs, companies, schools;
* Activities that promote vocational training of young people in precariousness vulnerability, through partnerships and agreements between CSOs, companies, training centers of the private or public sector;
* Activities which help to accompany, in a complementary manner, young people who have dropped out of school to access social services and the effective recognition of their rights;
* Activities that contribute to promoting dialogue and synergies between education systems, society, businesses and local authorities in order to promote an inclusive culture (schools and businesses), to create instruments and models to accompany young people in the transition from school to work and to have a concrete impact on public policies based on local experiences capable of demonstrating their validity and efficiency;
* Activities that contribute to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility;
* Activities that contribute to access to information;
* Activities that contribute to increasing the participation and voice of young people or their representatives

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

* Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 60 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a CSO that operates in an independent and accountable manner;
– Be established in Mexico, one of the EU Member States or an eligible country as regard as the DCI Regulation

– The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s);
– Where the lead applicant is not established in Mexico, application must include at least one co-applicant established in Mexico;
– In addition of the mentionned categories, co-applicant(s) may be local authorities

– Actions must take place in the Republic of the United States of Mexico