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Sectors: Human Rights, Justice - Security, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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EIDHR – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Country Based Support Scheme 2019-2020 – 2020
Funds for: supporting and strengthening civil society organisations, democracy activists and human rights defenders working on critical human rights and democracy issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Priorities and funded actions:

* Human rights violations and attacks against fundamental freedoms;
* Support civil society in furthering EU human rights priorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
* Support civil society in strengthening democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Amongst financed actions
* Advocacy, lobbying and development of strategies by civil society organisations to push for legal reform, to influence policy-making, or to counter restrictions imposed by States on CSOs and other non-state actors;
* Provision of psychosocial, medical, legal assistance and any other type of support;
* Facilitating dialogue processes and mediation activities (such as inter-community, inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogues);
* Documenting and reporting on cases of human rights violations;
* Promoting the signature, ratification and the effective implementation of the relevant international and regional human rights instruments, including fundamental ILO Conventions;
* Monitoring of and reporting on the implementation of the international human rights instruments that the country has ratified;
* Supporting the collection of appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable governments to formulate and implement policies;
* Capacity-building through trainings of civil society organisations active in the human rights/democracy field and of human rights defenders;
* Awareness-raising and communication campaigns to inform on specific democracy/human rights issues;
* Ensuring access to remedy for victims, accountability and prosecution of perpetrators;
* Promoting inclusive and strategic partnerships, networking and cooperation with CSOs and other relevant stakeholders or among CSOs;
* Promoting accountability through CSO’s activities to monitor and reform the electoral process, including implementation of electoral observers recommendations;
* Supporting CSOs and media in promoting accountability and transparency at national and local level;
* Promoting greater contact and cooperation between civic and political actors, including fostering of
structured dialogue mechanisms;
* Promoting the inclusion of women, youth, and other marginalised groups into formal and informal decision making structures, including the political party system;
* Capacity building of civic and political actors to develop responsive policy platforms, adequately representing citizen’s interests;
* Sub-granting to local registered and non-registered civil society organisations

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: between 24 and 36 months 

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations, and private-sector non- profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
– 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;
– Be established in Bosnia and Herzegovina or a Member State of the European Union, or any country, as all are eligible for participation in contracts financed under this Instrument

* Actions must take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nevertheless, specific activities related to study tours, participation in events and attendance of NGO representatives to platforms, meetings and conferences, etc. may, if duly justified in the description of the action, take place outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina as long as they clearly contribute to the achievement of the project’s overall objectives