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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Enlargement, Human Rights, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: UNICRI

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This Call for Proposals seeks to provide funding support to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working in the area of democratic citizenship, conflict prevention and mitigation, human rights, intercultural dialogue, peace building and inclusive societies, education, social entrepreneurship and innovation in the North Africa region, with particular focus on Libya and Tunisia.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– Strengthen the capacity of civil society and non-state actors to deliver innovative actions aimed at conflict mitigation in the Maghreb region;
– Strengthen the capacity of media to contribute to a responsible and pluralistic media environment;
– Support innovative projects in the field of conflict mitigation and disseminate lessons learned and best practices.  

Among financed actions
Lot 1: Promoting democratic citizenship  
– Raising communities’ engagement and action conducive to democratic citizenship outcomes;
– Strengthening youth engagement and citizen participation in the public and civic spheres;
– Strengthening women engagement in building inclusive societies;
– Strategic communications and messaging, through traditional and social media;
– Promoting cross-border cooperation and networks of civil society actors.  
Lot 2: Conflict prevention and mitigation 
– Promoting conflict prevention and mitigation;
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder mitigation;
– Strengthening the role of women and youth;
– Strategic communications and messaging, through traditional and social media; • Person-to-person engagement;
– Promoting cross-border cooperation and networks of civil society actors.  
Lot 3: Communities empowerment
– Providing participatory opportunities for communities, especially youth and families;
– Promote community development by providing motivation, education and proper cognitive, democratic and social skills;
– Increase participation of local communities in decision-making processes;
– Cultural and religious traditions;
– Promoting cross-border cooperation and networks of civil society actors.