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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Local development

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

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Promoting youth and culture as vectors of democratisation, inclusive economic growth, regional integration and resilience in ENP South countries
Main beneficiaries: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Promoting youth and culture as vectors of democratisation, inclusive economic growth, regional integration and resilience in ENP South countries
Main beneficiaries: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To promote youth and culture as vectors of democratisation, inclusive economic growth, regional integration and resilience in ENP South countries;
* To promote the active participation of young people in building inclusive and democratic societies;
* To enhance the role of culture as a vector for employment and resilience in the Southern Neighbourhood

Priorities
* Lot 1:
– To support the effective development of regional youth networks and their interaction with policy-makers while contributing to regional dialogue thus supporting resilience and promoting stability;
– To develop the unique ability of youth to engage in regional dialogue and transform the Sustainable Development Agenda into concrete innovative action that supports the sustainable use of natural resources and promotes climate change mitigation and adaptation in the region;
– To engage youth and regional institutions in protecting and safeguarding their tangible and intangible cultural heritage and promoting cultural diversity as a vital element of preventing violent extremism
* Lot 2:
– To promote democratic access to culture, targeting, in particular, remote areas and least-favoured segments of the population;
– Promote culture as a vector for employment and employability;
– Promote culture as a vector of social cohesion, democratisation, and tolerance, promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue for peaceful inter-community relations

Among financed activities
* Lot 1:
– Sub-granting scheme for sustainable development, environmental, climate change mitigation, ecological and cultural heritage related projects accompanied by coaching of beneficiaries (mainly local youth organisations, young leaders or activists, social entrepreneurs active notably in the areas of environment, climate change, cultural heritage with an outreach to young audiences, to remote areas and to least-favoured groups) and identification of mutual learning and networking opportunities, including through secondments, peer-learning visits and other exchanges;
– Capacity building for local youth organisations, young leaders or activists, social entrepreneurs, as well as for representatives of local public authorities on joint engagement in youth-related policies, initiatives, projects and decisions, focusing also on remote areas and touching least-favoured groups;
– Awareness raising activities to promote the need to protect cultural heritage, to cherish cultural diversity and to promote tolerance; as well as to promote eco-friendly behaviour and climate change mitigation measures/actions focusing also on remote areas and touching least-favoured groups;
– Promotion of cross-border or regional/multi-country collaboration;
– Identification and facilitation of synergies with other relevant projects, networks and processes in the Southern Mediterranean
* Lot 2:
– Mapping of the cultural education and labour markets and the needs for better employment opportunities in the cultural sector in ENP South countries connected to the implementation of concrete actions leading to increased employment opportunities;
– Awareness-raising activities, including local communication initiatives, websites, social media sites and seminars, to promote culture as a vector of employment, social cohesion, democratisation;
– Capacity building and counselling activities for people working in the cultural sector as a means of improving their employment/entrepreneurial opportunities
* Lot 3:
– Sub-granting scheme for cultural projects reaching out to remote areas and least-favoured groups accompanied by coaching of beneficiaries (mainly local, smaller cultural actors with an outreach to young audiences and to remote areas of the countries including local public cultural organizations) and identification of mutual learning and networking opportunities, including through secondments, peer-learning visits and other exchanges;
– Identification and facilitation of synergies with other relevant projects, networks and processes in the Southern Mediterranean;
– Awareness-raising activities, including local communication initiatives, websites, social media sites and seminars, to promote culture as a vector of democratisation, tolerance, promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue for peaceful inter-community relations

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

* Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation;
– Be established in a Member State of the EU or one of the ENI South partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia) or a country that is a beneficiary of an IPA or a Member State of the EEA. This obligation does not apply to international organisations;
– Be an organisation or be in a partnership of organisation(s) with proven experience in awarding, managing and monitoring the implementation of grants, including coaching of grantees and on-the-job aiming at strengthening their project management capacities

– The Lead applicant has to be in a partnership with at least two co-applicants (in addition to the Lead applicant). Co-applicants (lead and co-applicants) must be based in at least two different countries of the ENI South region

– Actions under Lots 1 and 3 must take place in at least six or all of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia;
– Actions under Lot 2 must take place in all of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia