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Sectors: Citizenship, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Information, Local development, Public Management, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Universities

Category: Call for proposals

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Only entities established in Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible

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WE funding – IPA II – Strengthen…
Funds for: Strengthening the capacity of CSOs to contribute to fair and transparent elections
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Strengthening the capacity of CSOs to contribute to fair and transparent elections
Main beneficiaries: CSOs

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To strengthen the capacity of CSOs to contribute to fair and transparent elections

Priorities
* National and/or local authorities have enabling policies and rules for grass-roots organisations and/or civic initiatives;
* Public institutions recognise the importance of CSOs in improving good governance;
* Fund-raising activities are rooted in CSOs’ long-term strategic plans and the core mission of the organisation;
* CSOs are able to communicate the results of their activities to the public;
* All individuals and legal entities can express themselves freely, assemble peacefully and establish, join and participate in non-formal and/or registered organisations;
* CSOs monitor and evaluate the results and impact of their work;
* CSOs regularly network within and outside the beneficiary

Among financed actions
* Gaps and need analysis on legal measures and level of public transparency;
* Set-up of monitoring structure(s) to follow up reforms;
* Define and propose recommendations for systematic improvements in the legal and institutional framework for increasing transparency of the public institutions, Institutional gap analysis and investigation regarding corruption;
* Activities that seek greater civic education, CSOs advocacy and increased participation in the decision-making process, and better dissemination of information (i.e. public debates, workshops);
* Information campaigns for citizens, CSOs and media;
* Upgrading existing information systems and public institutions’ relations with the public, including website and database to facilitate the dissemination of information;
* Training related to improving CSOs operational capacity, awareness functions and networking, capacity to conduct investigative journalism, detect organised crime and corruption, and provide legal advice

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

* Initial duration of the project: between 36 and 40 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a civil society organisation;
– Be established in Bosnia and Herzegovina;

– The lead applicant may act with co-applicant(s);
– A maximum of 4 co-applicants is allowed;

– Action must take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina