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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Environment, Trade

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Economic Area, European Union, Latin America

Category: Call for proposals

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Latin America: Brazil
EU Member States
EEA countries

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Responsible: European Commission

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DCI – Support to civil organisations in Brazil – 2020
Funds for: promoting the improvement of the capacities of Civil Society Organisations to broaden their role in the public debate and to implement initiatives that strengthen participatory democracy and lead to equitable, sustainable and inclusive development

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Lot 1 – Participation of civil society: to strengthen the participation and role of civil society in the implementation of international agreements in the commercial and/or environmental and/or climate area, to which Brazil and the European Union are signatories
* Lot 2 – Sustainable Development, BioEconomy and Circular Economy: to foster the development of sustainable socioeconomic activities in a context of post-Pandemic recovery in the Legal Amazon
* Lot 3 – Indigenous people’s rights: to support indigenous peoples in the Legal Amazon.

Priorities
* Lot 1:
– Mechanisms for the representation and participation of civil society in the implementation of commitments of international agreements;
– Transparency and visibility in the implementation of commitments of international agreements, including the production and systematisation of data and information;
– Initiatives that support the effectiveness of social-environmental and human rights clauses in relation to the commercial/economic axes

* Lot 2:
– Use of sustainable technologies that stimulate a bio-economy or circular economy in sectors hit by the paralysis of economic activity during the pandemic;
– Partnership with companies and private enterprises, as well as with local public authorities, for the construction of circular and sustainable economic activities to generate work and income;
– Business association initiatives to strengthen social and environmental responsibility (Responsible Business Conduct) of companies focused on post-pandemic recovery

* Lot 3: 
– Initiatives that support the territorial integrity, protection and security of Indigenous Lands;
– Implementation of political and administrative partnerships with the governments of the Legal Amazon for the realization of indigenous rights;
– Development of sustainable socioeconomic activities that strengthen Indigenous Peoples and other actions aimed at confronting the OVID-19 in the (post-) pandemic period

Amongst financed actions
* Activities to achieve the specific objective of the project: must be identified by the applicant;
* If the baseline has not been established at the beginning of the project, provide, as the first activity of the project, the establishment of the baseline;
* Monitoring, evaluation and systematisation: the applicant must establish a permanent system for monitoring activities and provide for appropriate activities for monitoring, evaluation and systematisation;
* Expenditure Verification Reports;
* Participate in Training Sessions at the Delegation of the European Union in Brasilia;
* EU Meeting and new projects;
* Course on results-based project management;
* Participate in a Thematic Seminar and exchange of experience;
* Communication and visibility

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

* Initial duration of the action: between 34 and 48 months

* Eligibility: 
– Lot 1:
> Have legal personality;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a citizen of Brazil or a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway);
> Be a CSO or a platform, or representative coalition of CSO formed in accordance with the laws in force in the country concerned;
> Have at least 3 years’ experience in the topic to be addressed by the proposal;
> Be directly responsible, together with its co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), for the preparation and management of the action and not act as an intermediary;
> Apply together with the applicants;
> International organisations are not eligible but may participate as associates

– Lot 2 and 3:
> Have legal personality;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a CSO or a platform, or representative coalition of CSOs formed in accordance with the laws in force in the country concerned;
> Be established in Brazil;
> Have at least 3 years experience in the subject to be addressed by the proposal;
> Be directly responsible, together with its applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), for the preparation and management of the action and not act as an intermediary;
> Apply together with the applicants;
> International organisations are not eligible but may participate as associates

– There is no minimum and maximum number of applicants;
– For lot 1, the participation of at least one broker legally established in Brazil is required;
– For lots 2 and 3, if the main applicant is not established in the Brazilian Legal Amazon, the participation of at least one applicant legally established in the Brazilian Legal Amazon is required

* The actions must take place in Brazil, with the following specificities:
– Lot 1: the actions must be in Brazil;
– Lots 2 and 3: the actions must be carried out in the Brazilian Legal Amazon