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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Human Rights, Justice - Security, Local development, Public Management, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to strengthen the capacities of civil society to promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and to push for democratic reforms in Libya. This call for proposals aims to support the development of a strong, cohesive and sustainable Libyan civil society community.

Priorities and funded actions:

This call for proposal is divided in 2 Lots

* LOT 1: Human rights
* LOT 2: Non State Actors and Local Authorities 


* LOT 1:
– To support actions which seek to enhance and foster effective policy dialogue, awareness raising, monitoring or democratic reforms in the field of human rights

* LOT 2:
– To reinforce the capacity of Libyan civil society to engage in effective policy dialogue, to hold central and local authorities accountable, to contribute to reforms and democratic changes and to become an actor of socio-economic development, with a particular focus on the interests of vulnerable groups


* LOT 1:
– Supporting gender equality: fight against the violence against women, promotion of women rights and empowerment of women
– Promoting the fight against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment 

* LOT 2:
– Supporting the overall development of civil society from an organisational and technical point
of view
– Reinforcing non-state actors working with vulnerable groups such as youth, women and
disabled persons

Among financed actions

* LOT 1: 
– Actions raising the organisation and technical/operational capacities of human rights defenders,
including monitoring, documenting/reporting, media/public messaging, etc
– Actions building up specialised civil society organisations’ capacities on human rights, including through workshops, group discussions, role-playing, prison visits and studies

* LOT 2:
– Actions facilitating non-state actors activities through the provision of meeting space, access to training facilities, IT rooms, etc
– Actions increasing understanding and knowledge of the role of non state actors (where civil society can make contributions, both individually and as networks)