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CSF SOUTH – Strategic Partnerships for Regional Structured Dialogue and Capacity Building of the Civil Society in the Southern Neighbourhood – 2022

Civil Society Facility South - Strategic Partnerships for Regional Structured Dialogue and Capacity Building of the Civil Society in the Southern Neighbourhood, aiming at fostering and promoting a functioning pluralistic and participatory democracy in the Southern Neighbourhood countries.

11 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries Association & NGO
Regions European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • EU partner country from the Southern Neighbourhood : Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria  and Tunisia
  • EU Member State
  • Country of the European Economic Area

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To increase participation of CSOs in policy making process and policy dialogue, the promotion of public accountability and the advocacy role of civil society
  • To enable CSOs in the Southern Neighbourhood to participate in structured dialogue with the European Union


  • Priority 1: Capacity building and financial / thematic support to CSOs
  • Priority 2: Participation to regional structured dialogue of civil society with the EU with involvement of relevant stakeholders

Among financed actions

  • Policy research, analysis and engagement in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and impact analysis processes, including engagement around national development programmes and strategies
  • Identifying constituency interests, needs and concerns and framing of issues around these and communication to government at different levels; development and presentation of collective voices and engagement in constructive dialogue with different stakeholders, by also using media in a constructive and efficient manner
  • Monitoring and (shadow) reporting on policy and decision making processes, implementation of legislation, management of public resources

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 months and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be a civil society organisation
  • The Lead applicant should have experience of at least 3 years in one of the following themes in the Southern Neighbourhood:
    • Governance, democracy and human rights
    • Environmental protection, climate change
    • Trade and economic cooperation
    • Migration
  • Total budget of the call: 11 million euro
    • Lot 1: 7 million euro
    • Lot 2: 4 million euro
  • Amount of the grant:
    • Lot 1: betweeen 2.5 million and 3.5 million euro
    • Lot 2: between 1.5 million and 2 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 55% and 90% of the total eligible costs of the action

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