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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Justice - Security, Public Management, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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DCI – Support to civil society organisations to contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – 2020
Funds for: supporting civil society organisations as actors of governance in their own right by strengthening their capacity to participate effectively in policy formulation and in the monitoring of policy implementation processes in order to contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ensure no-one is left behind

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives 
* Lot 1-3: Inequalities initiative: To support civil society organisations in conducting analysis in order to develop public awareness and critical understanding of the causes, consequences and possible solutions to economic inequalities; and engage with public authorities to advocate public policies aiming at reducing income and wealth inequalities
* Lot 4: Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE): To contribute to prevent and counter violent extremism through a more strategic engagement with CSOs

Priorities
* Lot 1: Inequalities Initiative – Latin America and the Caribbean:
– At regional/global level: contribute to address illicit financial flows, tax evasion, and tax avoidance impact on income and wealth inequality;
– At country level: 
> Mexico : contribute to address income and wealth inequality related to gender, ethnic origin and poorly defined access to natural resources ;
> Colombia: contribute to address income and wealth inequality as a contribution to support the peace process;

* Lot 2: Inequalities initiative – Africa:
– At regional/global level: contribute to address illicit financial flows, tax evasion, and tax avoidance impact on income and wealth inequality;
– At country level: 
> South Africa: contribute to address income and wealth inequality related to land rights, including land reform, and access to natural resources such as water for agriculture;
> Kenya: contribute to address income and wealth inequality related to tax policy (including tax incentives such as tax exemptions); 

* Lot 3: Inequalities initiative – Asia-Pacific:
– At regional/global level: contribute to address illicit financial flows, tax evasion, and tax avoidance impact on income and wealth inequality;
– At country level: 
> Indonesia: contribute to address income and wealth inequality related to gender;
> India: contribute to address income and wealth inequalities faced by manual scavengers (only in the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh). 

* Lot 4: Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE):
– To build the capacity of the Framework Partnership Agreements’ signatories to contribute to addressing P/CVE through support into local, regional and global initiatives;
– To establish a CSO hub with a secretariat based in Brussels allowing for a timely and close collaboration with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and when required also with other relevant Directorate-General from the European Commission (e.g. DG HOME) and  EU services (e.g. European External Action Service);
– To contribute to deepening collaboration, cooperation, and networking among the civil society networks around the P/CVE agenda;  
– To strengthen the capacity of CSOs in preventing and countering violent extremism through support into locally-led initiatives in the following areas among others:
> P/CVE and research;  
> P/CVE education including critical thinking;  
> P/CVE and religion;
> P/CVE women and youth;
> P/CVE and alternative messages/ media;  
> Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF), disengagement and reintegration
– To maximise the space for CSOs to contribute to P/CVE;
– To create a space for dialogue, through meetings, workshops, trainings among the actors involved such as private sector, local and regional platforms and networks, international organisations, experts on P/CVE and other civil society organisations

Amongst financed actions 
* Lot 1-3: Inequalities Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean – Africa – Asia – Pacific:
– Campaigns aimed at raising people awareness on inequalities issues;
– Advocacy campaigns with international organisations and state authorities at local, national and/or international level aimed at promoting public policies that have the potential to reduce economic inequalities;
– Events such as conferences and workshops at local, national and/or international level on issues related to inequalities; analysis on issues related to inequalities for publication in the form of e.g. press articles, briefs, working papers, reports, books…

Lot 4: Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE):
– Capacity building and mentoring activities;
– Trainings/workshops/ conferences organisation;
– Identification and design of actions through partnership with local actors;
– Research, mapping, studies, monitoring and evaluations;
– Communication campaigns

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

* Duration of the action: 
– Lot 1-3: Inequalities Initiatives: Latin America and the Caribbean – Africa – Asia – Pacific: 36 months;
– Lot 4: Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE): between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be representative of a regional and/or global umbrella organisation of CSOs signatory of a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission with the aim to implement the Strategic Plan defined in the Annex I of the above-mentioned Framework Agreement;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary

* The action must take place in:
– Lot 1: Inequalities Initiative – Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia and Mexico;
– Lot 2: Inequalities Initiative – Africa: in South Africa and Kenya;
– Lot 3: Inequalities Initiative – Asia-Pacific: in Indonesia and India (for India only in the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh);
– Lot 4: Preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE): actions must take place in one or more of the countries included in the Annex M