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Sectors: Citizenship, Human Rights, Local development

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Schools, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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* Actions must take place in Haiti.

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Responsible: European Commission

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EIDHR – Promoting citizen participation in electoral processes in Haiti – 2020
Funds to: support, develop and consolidate democracy in Haiti, strengthening participatory and representative democracy, consolidating the democratic cycle as a whole, in particular by strengthening the active role played by civil society within this cycle, as well as the rule of law, and improving the reliability of electoral processes

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Increasing citizen participation
* Improving transparency and credibility in electoral processes in Haiti

Priorities
* Priority Lot 1: Increase citizen participation in electoral processes.
Actions that propose at least 2 of the following priorities will be assessed as more relevant:
– Sub-priority 1: Raising awareness, educating and informing citizens about the democratic cycle, electoral processes and related developments (e.g. Constitutional reform) ;
– Sub-priority 2: Sensitize citizens on the fundamental principles of democracy, the issues at stake in electoral processes, voting procedures and their rights and duties in electoral matters;
– Sub-priority 3: Improving citizens’ access to information on candidates and their policy proposals;
– Sub-priority 4: Promote informed voting and participation of all citizens, particularly women, youth and vulnerable groups (disabled, LGBT+);
– Sub-priority 5: Promote the active participation of civil society in the debate on electoral system/constitutional reform.
* Priority lot 2: Improve the transparency, efficiency and credibility of electoral processes.
Actions that propose at least 2 of the following priorities will be assessed as more relevant:
– Sub-priority 1: Strengthen democracy and the internal transparency of political parties, promoting the representation of women, youth and vulnerable groups ;
– Sub-priority 2: Promote the role of civil society in the monitoring, accountability and social control of electoral processes;
– Sub-priority 3: Promote the role of the media in the effective management of the coverage of electoral processes (respecting the principles of a human rights-based approach (participation, non-discrimination, accountability and transparency);
– Sub-priority 4: Promote the use of new media (blogs, social networks) that can enable the emergence of a new generation of journalists.
* Methodological priorities :
Proposals containing the following activities will be evaluated as more relevant:
– which use a human rights based approach in the design, implementation and evaluation of the proposed actions;
– which provide for a rigorous evaluation system and include sex-disaggregated and gender-sensitive indicators;
– provide for sustainability of achievements, multiplier effects and a sound exit strategy.

Among the actions financed
Lot 1 :
* Creation of spaces for dialogue and discussion at communal and departmental or national level to enable citizens, particularly women, young people and vulnerable groups to participate in the debate on the reform of the electoral system/Constitution;
* Training and supervision of law students (internships, training, workshops, debates, etc.) on the fundamental principles of democracy, the stakes of electoral processes, voting procedures and their rights and duties in electoral matters;
* Communication and awareness campaigns, at local or national level, for citizens on their rights and duties in electoral matters;
* Development of civic education programmes dealing with civics and citizenship, as well as good governance, e.g. by renowned academics and historians;
Lot 2:
* Capacity building of civil society organisations with experience in mastering the tools that can promote increased voter participation and increase the transparency of electoral processes; * Capacity building of civil society organisations with experience in mastering the tools that can promote increased voter participation and increase the transparency of electoral processes;
* Strengthening or creation of citizen observatories at the communal, departmental or national level for the monitoring and control of electoral processes;
* Training of young journalists in the effective management of the coverage of electoral processes (respecting the principles of a human rights-based approach (participation, non-discrimination, accountability and transparency).

Additional information
*This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.

*Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months.

* Eligibility :
– To be a legal person or an entity without legal personality or a natural person and ;
– Be non-profit making and ;
– Belong to one of the following categories of organisations: non-governmental organisation, foundation, association, public sector operator, local authority and ;
– Be established in Haiti or in another eligible country as indicated in the basic act and ;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and the affiliated entity or entities, and not act as an intermediary, and ;
– If the applicant is not a Haitian national, he/she is obliged to have a Haitian co-applicant and a minimum of 3 years previous work experience in Haiti ;

– The action must be implemented in Haiti.