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Sectors: Culture - Media, Employment, Local development, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Empower civil society organisations and the media to be reinforced in their roles as actors of governance, development and poverty reduction
Main beneficiaries: Non-profit, NGO, local authority, international (intergovernmental) organisation  

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Empower civil society organisations and the media to be reinforced in their roles as actors of governance, development and poverty reduction
Main beneficiaries: Non-profit, NGO, local authority, international (intergovernmental) organisation  

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Objectives
* Empower civil society organisations and the media to be reinforced in their roles as actors of governance, development and poverty reduction, and develop their capacities to form partnerships with stakeholders and institutions to enable a meaningful and structured participation of civil society in domestic policies – particularly on the topics of: promoting accountability and fostering inclusive growth and decision-making through economic empowerment of women and youth

Priorities
* Promotion of accountability;  
* Fostering inclusive growth and inclusive decision-making through economic women and youth empowerment

Among financed actions
* Support the national efforts to guarantee the universal application of national laws and the protection of human rights, with a special attention to the fight against corruption, to gender equality and empowerment and to the protection of the rights of the children and youth;
* Strengthen the capacity and transparency of public institutions and justice operators to fight against and prevent corruption and to develop inclusive growth focusing on rural areas;
* Strengthen understanding of democratic values, the importance of ethical, inclusive and accountable political culture, especially in government, CSO, media and women focusing on rural population;
* Develop the entrepreneurship mind-set of women and youth and their awareness of opportunities created by the global/regional initiatives for sustainable and inclusive growth (at AU, SADC level);
* Promote women and youth role as actors of development and economic growth promoting their economic rights, empowerment, participation in social, economic and civic life and in decision-making at all levels, focusing on rural areas;
* Develop monitoring and evaluation systems capturing progress in terms of accountability, inclusive growth and inclusive decision-making

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

* Initial duration of the project: between 24 and 36 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person; 
– Be a non-profit; 
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation;
– When the lead applicant is not established in eSwatini, it must act with at least one co-applicant established in eSwatini

– Actions must take place in Eswatini (Swaziland)