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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Asia, European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Funds for: providing support to in-country civil society actors in peace-building 
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: providing support to in-country civil society actors in peace-building 
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To provide support to in-country civil society actors in peace-building and preparedness;
* To support civil society actors working on topics of particular relevance relating to the EU-India Strategic Partnership

Priorities
* Lot 1: to enhance the capacity of local CSOs in the prevention of radicalisation, promotion of tolerance, as well as more robust involvement of CSOs in online PVE activities;
* Lot 2: to contribute to building the sense of security in communities through confidence building measures and dialogue, by engaging CSOs to promote constructive forms of engagement;
* Lot 3: to explore PVE through the lens of the diversity offered by the countries in the region and go beyond focusing on a single form of extremism;
* Lot 4: to enhance the outreach and practical cooperation between the civil society organisations (CSOs) in India and the European Union through promotion of common values and principles, particularly on thematic issues of key relevance to the EU-India Strategic Partnership

Among financed actions
* Lot 1:
– Research activities, including through participatory methodologies, aiming to analyse and understand the dynamics, including gender norms, attitudes and perceptions, underpinning violent extremism which are specific to each context, as well as early warning mechanisms aiming to detect vulnerabilities and risks of radicalisation and violent extremism;
–  Enhanced participation into decision-making through advocacy towards, and partnerships with, national level authorities and the security and justice sectors, as well as other relevant national, regional and international stakeholders on the design and implementation of conflict-sensitive policy frameworks, strategies and action plans to prevent violent extremism;
– Dialogue and confidence building measures, including through art, culture and sport activities aiming to promote understanding, tolerance and social cohesion across various social, political or religious divides
* Lot 2:
–  Capacity building and accompaniment of facilitators and mediators to lead or take part in dialogue processes and to develop confidence-building strategies;
– Research and analyses aiming to provide a better understanding of the local dynamics, as well as opportunities to establish dialogue, cooperation and confidence-building measures;
– Initiatives aiming to promote inclusiveness of confidence-building measures and political dialogues, including through the capacity building and accompaniment of women and youth organisations as well as ethnic and religious groups
* Lot 3:
– Research activities, including through participatory methodologies, aiming to analyse and understand the dynamics, including gender norms, attitudes and perceptions, underpinning violent extremism which are specific to each context, as well as early warning mechanisms aiming to detect vulnerabilities and risks of radicalisation and violent extremism;
– Enhanced participation into decision-making through advocacy towards, and partnerships with, national level authorities and the security and justice sectors, as well as other relevant national, regional and international stakeholders on the design and implementation of conflict-sensitive policy frameworks, strategies and action plans to prevent violent extremism;
– Dialogue and confidence building measures, including through art, culture and sport activities aiming to promote understanding, tolerance and social cohesion across various social, political or religious divides
* Lot 4:
– Activities that contribute to enhanced dialogue and collaboration between the EU and Indian CSOs, or CSO platforms, in the thematic areas of particular importance for the EU-India Strategic Partnership;
– Activities that promote and encourage evidence-based research for policy advocacy in the priority thematic areas for EU-India Strategic Partnership;
– Activities that aim at active civil society engagement in the priority thematic areas for EU-India Strategic Partnership

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 24 and 36 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making; 
– For Lot 1,2 and 3: Be a civil society actor as defined in Article 1.3 of the IcSP Regulation No 230/2014;
– For Lot 4:
> Be established in India or a Member State of the EU and other eligible countries according to CIR article 9. Eligible applicants with a nationality other than that of India must act together with at least one Indian organisation acting as a co-applicant;
> All Indian applicants – main applicant or co-applicant(s)- must comply fully with Indian legislations for non-profit organisations, including registration and reporting requirements under the Foreign Contribution Act 2010

* Actions must take place in: 
– Lot 1: in India;
– Lot 2: in Pakistan, more specifically Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and/or Azad Kashmir;
– Lot 3: in two or more of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives;
– Lot 4: in India