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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Information, Local development, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Training centres

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

* LOT 1
New Independant States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine

* LOT 2
Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

* LOT 3
Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to support active and inclusive civil society organisations which contribute to the social and economic development of partner countries.

Priorities and funded actions:

This call for proposals is divided in three lots
– LOT 1: it covers the Eastern Neighbourhood countries (4 900 000 euro)
– LOT 2: it covers the Southern Neighbourhood countries (3 500 000 euro)
– LOT 3: it covers the countries of the Neighbourhood region involved in the Maghreb integration process (1 500 000 euro)

– To strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations from the European Neighbourhood partner countries allowing them to improve their engagement in policymaking processes and policy dialogue, their role as watchdog and monitoring players, and their representativeness and links with their constituencies

* LOT 1
– To contribute to capacity development at the individual, organisational and sector/network level, with a particular focus on the organisational level

* LOT 2
– To reinforce CSOs capacity to contribute to the building of an enabling environment by ensuring their independence, internal governance, transparency and accountability
– To reinforce CSOs capacities to promote reform and increase public accountability

* LOT 3
– To reinforce CSOs capacities to promote regional integration at Maghreb level
– To strengthen CSOs capacities to interact with the Arab Maghreb Union

Among financed actions
* LOT 1
– Actions facilitating participatory organisational capacity assessments and change plans
– Designing and delivering training activities
– Ad-hoc support, e.g. helpdesks for CSOs, support to CSOs umbrellas, etc.

* LOT 2
– Actions supporting to CSOs’ involvement in local/national/regional policy dialogue, capacity-building and networking
– North-South long- and medium term exchanges
– Boosting policy dialogue with the authorities

* LOT 3
– Capacity-building activities
– Networking activities
– Organisation of seminars, meetings