Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Local development, Public Management, Social Affairs, Youth
Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Universities
Regions: European Union, Worldwide
Category: Call for proposals
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The overall objective of Lot 1 is to strengthen the organizational capacities of Indian Civil Society Organizations to perform their role as independent agents of change, implementing actions that impact the lives of poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups.
The overall objective of Lot 2: Local Authorities: is to build capacities of Local Authorities to contribute to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal No. 11 (SDG 11) in India, which aims “to make cities and human settlements, inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”
The overall objective of Lot 3 is to build capacities of civil society actors to contribute to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal No. 16 (SDG 16) in India, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
The overall objective of Lot 4 is to establish, strengthen and stimulate genuine policy dialogues among EU and India’s civil society organisations and other key Indian stakeholders on safeguarding fundamental rights while achieving prosperity and development.
Priorities and funded actions:
– To build capacities for credible CSOs’ while focussing on sectors which are in line with strategic EU-India priorities;
– To promote enhanced local governance of urban local authorities resulting in improved leadership and institutional capacities, enhanced accountability as public institutions and increased efficiency as quality welfare providers, enabling inclusive and sustainable growth at local levels;
– To build capacities of civil society actors to contribute to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal No. 16 (SDG 16) in India, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels;
– To enhance dialogue between civil society actors from EU and India as well as key stakeholders on the following policy areas: human security, social and solidarity economy, minorities’ rights.
– CSO initiatives in support of strategic EU – India priorities, notably in the areas of water, clean energy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a rights based approach;
– Building capacity of CSOs in (domestic) resource mobilisation, advocacy skills, constructive engagement in policy dialogue with a focus on governance aspects of the respective sector(s), improved technical knowledge, information sharing and analytical work;
– Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management;
– Reduce the adverse environmental impact of urbanisation, including air quality and municipal and other waste management;
– Address any of the specific targets or means of implementation identified under SDG 16, through direct interventions/actions benefiting vulnerable groups of people;
– Promote civil society consultations and exchanges between European and Indian civil society organisations on the policy areas of interest;
– Aim at developing mechanisms to enhance coordination and operational cooperation between separate entities and organisations from EU member states and India;