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Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Human Rights

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims to support actions promoting a conducive environment for civil society organizations, developing capacity of civil society organizations and human rights defenders and supporting their activities focused on the enhancement of democracy, transparency, accountability and respect for human rights.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To support thematically focused civil society actions in the area of human rights and democracy
– To support actions for the development and strengthening of civil society via CSOs, civil society representatives’ and human rights defenders’ capacity building, support of their activities, networking and cooperation

Priorities
– Actions implemented in cooperation or to the direct benefit of grassroots CSOs, civil society representatives and human rights defenders, preferably in the region
– Actions promoting a meaningful and structured participation of CSOs, civil society representatives and human rights defenders in domestic policy dialogue
– Actions based on innovative and creative approaches, those that build upon existing and past initiatives and best practices in the same area

Among financed actions
– Preparation of monitoring reports, opinion surveys, analytical studies, policy papers or policy recommendations by CSOs, civil society representatives and human rights defenders, awareness raising, communication activities and advocacy
– Organizations of conferences, seminars, workshops or other events; translation and publishing activities aimed at the dissemination of good practices in priority area
– Capacity building activities, technical support, legal aid/expertize and other forms of assistance aimed at strengthening CSOs, civil society representatives and human rights defenders