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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Local development

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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* IPA II beneficiaries

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Responsible: European Commission

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IPA II – Civil Society Facility and Media Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019 – Support to existing and newly established CSOs networks in various areas – 2020
Funds for: strengthening the capacity of CSOs to contribute to social development in particular sectors

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To strengthen the capacity of CSOs to contribute to social development in particular sector;
* Lot 1: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Education;
* Lot 2: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Health; 
* Lot 3: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Social inclusion and social entrepreneurship;
* Lot 4: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Environment and climate change; 
* Lot 5: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Youth; 
* Lot 6: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Culture; 
* Lot 7: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Entrepreneurship and local economy; 
* Lot 8: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Women rights; 
* Lot 9: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Media freedom and media integrity; 
* Lot 10: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Fight against corruption; 
* Lot 11: Support to CSOs networks in the area of Strengthening political pluralism

Priorities
* CSOs are able to communicate the results of their activities to the public;
* National and/or local authorities have enabling policies and rules for grass-roots organisations and/or civic initiatives;
* CSOs monitor and evaluate the results and impact of their work;
* CSOs regularly network within and outside the beneficiary;
* 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;
* All individuals and legal entities can express themselves freely, assemble peacefully and establish, join and participate in non-formal and/or registered organisations

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 call for porposals is a restricted call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: between 30 and 36 months

* Eligiblity:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be non-governmental organisation;
– Be established in Bosnia and Herzegovina (lead applicant)
– Co-applicants can be established in a Member State of the European Union or another IPA II beneficiary; countries for which reciprocal access to external assistance is established by the Commission

* Actions must take place in Bosnia and Heregovina