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Sectors: Culture - Media, Environment, Justice - Security

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

Regions: Balkans, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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EU Member States
EEA countries
Eastern Partnership countries
Ukraine

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Responsible: European Commission

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ENI – Ukraine Civil Society Facility: advancing the role of civil society for better governance, human rights and culture – 2020
Funds for: promoting the role and capacities of civil society, including cultural operators, in promoting better governance, human rights and cultural development in Ukraine

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To promote sustainable development and improved environmental management in Ukraine, in light of the European Green Deal;
* To increase capacity and recognition of key stakeholders in the field of culture (civil society, local authorities, other public sector bodies) as drivers of local development;
* To increase the impact and sustainability of independent media (including via investigative journalism) to foster transparency and accountability;
* To promote the principles of public administration reform and sound public finance management towards a more effective governance;
* To advance the principles of the rule of law and sustainable reforms in the justice and law- enforcement sectors;
* To advance human rights and protect its defenders;
* To strengthen think tank’s consultative and monitoring roles in the implementation of the EU – UA Association Agreement

Priorities
* Lot 1. Sustainable development and improved environmental management in Ukraine, in light of the European Green Deal
– Better and more transparent environmental governance;
– Increased identification, understanding and awareness of different stakeholders in Ukraine, including their roles at regional and local level in Ukraine;
– Increased awareness and understanding of the role that Ukraine’s commitments on energy, climate and environment (as presented the Association Agreement) play for achieving sustainable development on the long run

* Lot 2. Recognition of key stakeholders in the field of culture (civil society, local authorities, other public sector bodies) as drivers of local development
– A sustained cooperation between civil society organisations, public sector and local authorities, together with private sector organisations for sustainable revitalisation of cultural heritage sites;
– Utilisation of cultural heritage and modern culture as a driver for local development;
– Content creation and distribution to promote critical thinking, peace-building, community reconciliation and democratic values;
– Developing resilience and adaptivity of local cultural scene and local cultural heritage through cross-sectorial partnerships, sustainable approaches to institutional capacity, novel delivery and funding models

* Lot 3. Sustainability of independent media (including via investigative journalism) to foster transparency and accountability
– Stronger internal governance and sustainable financing of media outlets; increased resilience of media against external pressures and growing audience confidence;
– Qualitative and trustworthy investigative journalism available to citizens

* Lot 4. Public administration reform and sound public finance management for a more effective governance
– Advancement of public administration reform in Ukraine, (as understood through the Public Administration Reform Principles) including sound public financial management;
– A conducive environment for pursuing accountability within the public administration; respect for the rights of citizens to participate in decision making, fair treatment by administrative services and access to public information

* Lot 5. To advance the principles of the rule of law and sustainable reforms in the justice and law- enforcement sectors
– Increased trust justice and law-enforcement; access to justice and the quality of justice services, in particular for vulnerable groups;
– Enhancing the independence, transparency, accountability, professionalism and efficiency of courts, judicial governance bodies, the Public Prosecution Office, law-enforcement agencies and the Bar Association

* Lot 6. Advance human rights and protect its defenders
– Upholding social and economic rights including land and property rights, pension rights, administrative rights (right to possession of administrative documents) across the country, with a particular reference to conflict-affected local communities in eastern Ukraine and IDPs;
– Defending digital human rights, by protecting freedom of expression, right to privacy, safety on the internet, with particular reference to human rights defenders (HRDs) and victims of human rights violations; to monitor laws for potential human rights violations in the digital domain;
– Combating all forms of discrimination and promote equality, including gender equality and equality for persons belonging to minorities and vulnerable groups, including in Crimea

* Lot 7. Strengthening think tank’s consultative and monitoring roles in the implementation of the EU – UA Association Agreement
– Increased technical expertise, analytical skills and coordination of civil society, in particular Ukrainian think tanks, around issues concerning the implementation of selected aspects of the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement; constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders;
– Increased awareness of the benefits of Association Agreement and close EU-UA cooperation in both EU and Ukraine

Amongst financed actions
* Training and other capacity building activities (eg coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer networking) of civil society, public servants and/ or other key stakeholders;
* Providing specific services: legal, consultative, IT related, design, communication, administrative, research – that contribute to the realisation of the action;
* Awareness raising and outreach campaigns, engagement and coalition building, community mobilisation, public-private partnerships;
* Policy, social and legal research; policy development and advocacy;
* Organising conferences, public debates, expert discussions – including online (webinars, non- conferences);
* Preparing shadow reports, monitoring reports;
* Innovative self-standing pilot activities, and subsequent evaluation;
* Making available public spaces for debate, reflection, co-creation and innovation;
* Providing financial support to third parties, in forms suitable to the design of the proposed action (grants – operating or action, in-kind contributions, prizes etc)

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

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

* Eligibility:
– Lot 1:
> Be a legal person;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation or a public local authority;
> Be established in Ukraine;
> Consortia: at least two co-applicants

– Lot 2:
> Be a legal person;
> Be established in Ukraine;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation or public cultural institution or local authority;
> Consortia: between 1 and 4 co-applicants

– Lot 3:
> Be a legal person;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation;
> Be established in Ukraine or;
> Be registered in an EU/EEA Member State or Eastern Partnership country;

– Lot 4:
> Be a legal person;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation or their platforms, networks and consortia;
> Be established in Ukraine or;
> Be registered in an EU/EEA Member State or Eastern Partnership country;
> Consortia: between three and ten co-applicants

– Lot 5: 
> Be a legal person;
> Be established in Ukraine;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation or;
> Be an international organisation;
> Consortia: between three and ten co-applicants

– Lot 6:
> Be a legal person;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation;
> No nationality restriction applies to lead applicants and, if any, to co-applicants and affiliated entities;
> Consortia: between three and ten co-applicants

– Lot 7:
> Be a legal person;
> Be non-profit-making;
> Be a civil society organisation or their platforms, networks and consortia;
> Be established in Ukraine or;
> Be registered in an EU/EEA Member State or Eastern Partnership country;
> Consortia: between three and ten co-applicants