Sectors: Human Rights, Humanitarian, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management
Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Civil Society Organisations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities
Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries
Category: Call for proposals
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For Member States of the European Union or one of the ENI South countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia), or a country that is the beneficiary of Pre-Accession Assistance (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey) or a Member State of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)
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Responsible: European Commission
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EUPI – EU Peacebuilding Initiative – 2020
Funds for: supporting and promote the conditions for a sustainable resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through civil society and citizens’ positive engagement, helping to maintain and foster the conditions for the viability of a negotiated two-state solution
Priorities and funded actions:
* Objective LOT 1 “CIVIL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN PEACEBUILDING” :
Promoting conditions for a negotiated settlement of the conflict via participatory civil and political engagement of men and women.
* Objective LOT 2 “TRUST-BUILDING” :
Fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and trust amongst Israelis and Palestinians including at grass roots level.
* Objective LOT 3 “STRATEGIC COOPERATION” :
Fostering cross-border cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians based on mutual interests.
* Priority 1 – Engaging youth (young men and young women) in conflict transformation and in building a culture of peace based on human rights according to international standards within both societies.This should be reflected in inclusive initiatives promoting youth (young men and young women) involvement in planning and policy-making, political participation, violence prevention, and promotion of societal peace by means of positive change towards peacebuilding in conflict.
* Priority 2 – Empowering women and girls and enhancing their role and meaningful participation in conflict prevention and conflict transformation as agents of positive change at societal level . This should be reflected in initiatives directly addressing women and girls and their meaningful participation in the entire project cycle.
* Priority 3 – Engaging stakeholders and constituencies that are traditionally less exposed or less, or not at all, committed to the MEPP and the two-state solution vision.
Among financed actions
* Ensure consistency with the central objective of the EU in the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP), namely a just and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the two-state solution, with the State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous, sovereign and viable State of Palestine, living side by side in peace and security and mutual recognition. This includes a negotiated solution to all final status issues, including borders, Jerusalem, security, water and refugees;
* Be relevant to the local context;
* Be designed according to a Rights-Based Approach, taking into account the following principles: (i) legality, universality and indivisibility of human rights, (ii) participation, (iii) non-discrimination and equal access, (iv) accountability, (v) transparency and access to information ;
* Be designed according to a mainstreamed approach towards cross-cutting issues such as youth, gender equality , rights of persons with disabilities and environmental sustainability;
* In case of continuation/follow up initiatives, take into account lessons learnt from previous actions and scale up potential;
* Be designed based on activities that are clearly and logically linked to a theory of change that is based on sound needs assessment and stakeholder analysis;
* Include appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools to measure the proposed impact of the actions on the target group(s), attitudinal change towards peacebuilding and conflict resolution. On this regard, particular attention should be given in the log-frame to baseline data, measurable and time-bound quantities and/or qualitative indicators disaggregated by gender, age etc. and related realistic targets;
* Include a detailed risk assessment and related mitigation measures.
* This is a restricted call for proposals, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Subsequently, Principal Applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
* Initial duration of the action: 36 months
– Be non-profit-making and
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or one of the ENI South countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel , Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia), or a country that is the beneficiary of Pre-Accession Assistance (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey) or a Member State of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) . This obligation does not apply to international organisations.
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
– Actions must take place in one or more of the following country(ies): Israel, Palestine, EU Member States. Actions implemented in EU Member States must directly involve Israelis and/or Palestinians.