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Sectors: Citizenship, Justice - Security, Local development

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals


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New Independent States: Kosovo


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Responsible: European Commission


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The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To pursue common agendas for human rights and democratic reform
– To build consensus on disputed or controversial areas of policy
– To enhance political representation and participation
– To enhance the inclusiveness and pluralism of civil society
– To increase safety structures for human rights defenders
– To counter the worrying trends of shrinking space for civil society
– To support activities aimed at promoting the issues covered by EU Human Rights guidelines and in the EUs Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy
– To enhance the rule of law and good governance

Among financed actions
– Supporting gender equality
– Supporting the rights of the child
– Supporting the rights of persons belonging to minorities and other vulnerable groups
– Protection and defence of human rights defenders
– Supporting freedom of expression and freedom of religion or beliefs
– Local civil society campaigns
– Support to civil society organisations’ (CSO) actions strengthening democratic reform and dialogue
– Protection of the social, economic and cultural rights