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DCI – Civil Society in Development Tajikistan – 2020

To strengthen cooperation, exchange of knowledge and experience and capacities of civil society organisations and local authorities in partner countries

2,909,305 euros

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Worldwide

EU Member States
Other eligible countries to the DCI

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Priorities and funded actions

* Promoting and increasing opportunities for young people;
* Supporting people with disabilities

* CSO support for people with disabilities
– Development and enforcement of protection standards, methodologies, and practices for people with disabilities and other vulnerable categories of population;
– Development of long-term, effective and transparent coordination, monitoring and evaluation service delivery for vulnerable categories of the population;
– Protecting the rights of people with disabilities, their social inclusion and active participation in society;
– Strengthening and enforcement of procurement procedures allowing for hiring non-governmental protection providers;
* Better expression and self-development opportunities for youth and improvement of their contribution to decision-making
– Foster an enabling environment for youth employment and income generation activities and strengthening of youth culture and trade associations;
– Promote and develop strategies, vocational training and opportunities to become self-employed by leveraging innovative solutions and use of digital technologies;
– Promote youth participation in social, civic, political and economic life, while furthering their involvement in the decision-making process and contribution to inclusive growth and sustainable development;
– Establish  new linkages and cross-fertilisation opportunities between youth networks and national policy making institutions;
* Cross cuting issues
– A meaningful inclusion that incorporates a gender perspective is strongly recommended in the proposal and its activities. This implies including among other things, the inclusion of a gender mainstreamed strategy in the framework of the targeted priorities and the establishment of gender-related objective verifiable indicators in the full application form (i.e. in the description of the action and Logical Framework);
– Actions should contain a significant element of capacity building geared towards local Civil Society   Organisations (CSOs) in a way to guarantee principles of empowerment, accountability, participation and non-discrimination of vulnerable groups and in line with the overall objective of the CSO-LA programme;
– Proposals need to contain an element of analysis and response to the short-medium term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. These elements have to be streamlined through the project and possibly develop innovative activities that build resilience. Also, propose mitigation actions to adapt activities to minimise possible negative impacts, and strengthen preparedness, response and recovery mechanisms

Amongst financed actions 
* Capacity building;
* Policy dialogue;
* Studies/research;
* Policy advice;
* Experience and knowledge dissemination;
* Monitoring and reporting;
* Advocacy;
* Awareness raising;
* Networking and coalition building;
* Income generation;
* Multi-actor partnership building;
* Mentoring opportunities for CSOs;
* Training, etc.

Additional information 
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals 

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months 

* Eligibility: 
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organization, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in the Republic of Tajikistan or in other eligible countries as stipulated in the basic act “Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instrument for financing external action;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
– Lead applicants established in Tajikistan must act with at least one co-applicant established in Tajikistan;
– Lead applicants not established in Tajikistan must act together with at least two co-applicants established in Tajikistan

* The action must take place in Tajikistan 


* Grant amount: between 200 000 and 400 000 euros 

* Co-financing rate: 
– For lead applicants established in Tajikistan: between 60% and 100%
– For leasd applicants being established in another eligible country other Tajikistan: between 60% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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