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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Employment, Human Rights, Information, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Asia, Balkans, Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

* Beneficiaries of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
* EEA countries


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WE funding-EIDHR/DCI – Strengthen…
Funds for: Strengthening democracy and human rights in Cambodia
Main beneficiaries: CSOs, NGOs, International Organisations

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: Strengthening democracy and human rights in Cambodia
Main beneficiaries: CSOs, NGOs, International Organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

* Lots 1, 2 and 3 CSO: Strengthen civil society organisations and local authorities which aim at supporting CSOs’ contribution towards reinforced governance, accountability, inclusive policy-making in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth;
* Lots 4, 5 and 6 EIDHR: 
– Support civil society and human rights defenders in third countries working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights) and democratisation; 
– Strengthen the role of civil society in pursuing common agendas for human rights and democratic reform, enhance political participation and representation, increase safety structures for human rights defenders and support activities aimed at promoting the issues covered by EU human rights guidelines

* Each step of the project cycle should include the following principles: legality, universality and indivisibility of human rights, participation, non-discrimination, accountability, transparency and gender equality; 
* For lots 1, 2 and 3 CSO:  
– Support actions to promote youth’s participation in social and economic policy dialogue, decision making and policy implementation at national and local levels;
– Support innovative actions to contribute to better and more inclusive access to education, skills training, employment, and income generating activities, with special attention to the economic empowerment of women, girls and/or marginalised groups including people with disabilities;
– Support actions to increase citizen’s and civil society’s active participation in addressing climate change and environmental challenges with special attention to, but not limited to, biodiversity conservation
* For lots 4, 5 and 6 EIDHR: 
– Support actions to promote freedom of expression and the independence of the media online and offline;
– Support actions to address illegal migration, human trafficking, especially of women and children, including support to the victims in these areas;
– Support actions to promote land security and tenure for vulnerable groups including indigenous people and/or urban poor communities

Among financed actions
* Community mental health education and support;
* Livelihoods improvement, income generation activities, and creation of employment opportunities;
* Development or scaling-up of successful innovative approaches;
* Training and capacity-building;
* Institutional strengthening;
* Network/coalition building of local expertise to reach the regional level;
* Setting up and maintaining multi-sector dialogue mechanisms;
* Information, advocacy, sensitisation, communication campaigns;
* Monitoring and reporting;
* Awareness raising, and policy campaigning
* Support of legal advice, assistance, and meditation
* Producing evident-based study/research, interventions, and documentation
* Monitoring of public services/policy implementation: roles of media (mainstream, alternative, social), citizen reporting, journalist training, public campaign, and studies/research
* Legal and other support services to victims of human rights violations and their defenders;
* Networking and coordination activities; organisation of meetings, events, forum, debates, consultations among different stakeholders

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

* Initial duration of the project:
– Between 36 and 60 months for CSO (lot 1, 2 and 3); 
– Between 24 to 36 months for EIDHR (lot 4, 5 and 6) 

* Eligibility
For CSO (lot 1, 2 and 3):
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a civil society organisation;

– Be established in Cambodia or in a Member State of the European Union or in beneficiaries Instrument Pre-accession Assistance or in contracting parties to the Agreement on the EEA or be established in developing countries and territories;

For EIDHR (lot 4, 5 and 6):
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as non-governmental organisations, international (inter-governmental) organisation, community-based organisations, institutions and networks ; 
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in Cambodia or in  any eligible country as stipulated in the CIR;
– 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  – For CSO: The Cambodian lead applicant is encouraged to work in partnership with another co-applicant(s). The non-Cambodian applicant must act with Cambodian co-applicant(s) – For EIDHR: The Cambodian lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s). The non-Cambodian applicant must act with Cambodian co-applicant(s)