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Sectors: Human Rights, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations

Regions: Developing countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Georgia

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Funds for: Support democracy and Human rights organisations in Georgia so that they are better positioned and equipped to protect Human rights more efficiently
Main beneficiaries: non-profit-making organisation, CSO

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Support democracy and Human rights organisations in Georgia so that they are better positioned and equipped to protect Human rights more efficiently
Main beneficiaries: non-profit-making organisation, CSO

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives

* Support democracy and Human rights organisations in Georgia so that they are better positioned and equipped to protect Human rights more efficiently;
* Promote fundamental freedoms and Human rights through supporting Human Rights defenders and CSOs active in the promotion and defence of Human Rights and democracy;
* Support free and fair elections

Priorities

* Lot 1:
– Support further advancing of the protection of the rights of minorities (ethnic, religious, sexual orientation) by, inter alia, effective implementation of the anti-discrimination legislation and through the promotion of their social, economic and cultural rights;
– Support promotion of social, cultural and economic rights of vulnerable groups of citizens including People with Disabilities, Internally Displaced Persons, conflict-affected population and elderly people as well as their rights to equal opportunities and integration in society
 
* Lot 2: To support advocacy, monitoring and local initiatives for the implementation of occupational health and safety standards, equal remuneration for work of equal value and elimination of gender-based discrimination

* Lot 3: Promote free and fair elections including through:
– Civic education on electoral rights and election process, including the right to complaint, complaint procedures and electoral dispute resolution;
– Election observation;
– Other actions contributing to the reform of the electoral system

Among 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;
– Advocacy, monitoring and local initiatives for the implementation of occupational health and safety standards, equal remuneration for work of equal value and no gender-based discrimination;
– 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 of perpetrators;

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

* Initial duration of the project:
– For lot 1: between 18 and 36 months

– For lot 2 and 3: between 18 and 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as civil society organisations;
– Be established in Georgia

– The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s);
– If the Lead applicant is established in Tbilisi, the involvement in the action of at least one co-applicant established and functioning in other regions of Georgia is obligatory

– Actions must take place in Georgia