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DCI – Civil Society Organizations as Actors of Governance and Development – 2020

To support civil society organisations (CSOs) as actors of governance and to reinforcing their participation, their capacity and an enabling operating environment

734,800 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Developing countries

* Eligible countries:
– The Kingdom of Lesotho;
– Countries eligible for the European Development Fund;
– Developing countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD

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Priorities and funded actions

* To promote innovative forms of interactions between CSOs in local policy-making, aiming at good governance and development outcome through joint efforts

* Priority Area 1: Support civil society organisations in initiatives that promote youth participation and empowerment at district and national level
– Support, advocate and pilot more effective and inclusive youth employment strategies and decent work opportunities;
– Support the provision of spaces for young people to meet (“youth spaces”);
– Support, advocate and pilot more relevant education, vocational training and skills development strategies offering youth better chances for employment / self-employment

Priority Area 2: Strengthening women’s CSOs capacities and engagement for participation in decision making process
– Strengthening policy dialogue on gender equality, human and women’s rights to empower women and girls;
– Promoting women and girls’ role as agents of development and change, for instance:
> Promoting their economic and social rights and empowerment; strengthening their voice and participation;
> Increasing targeted action towards gender equality

Priority Area 3: Strengthening the rule of law in crisis affected and fragile situations
– Strengthen resilience, particularly of the most vulnerable populations, for example in the face of environmental and economic shocks, natural and man-made disasters, conflicts and threats to health;
– Ensure that individuals, communities, institutions and countries can better prepare for, withstand, adapt to, and quickly recover from stresses and shocks without compromising long-term development prospects;
Develop complementary actions between development and humanitarian actors, building on a shared analysis of risks and vulnerabilities

Amongst financed actions
* Applicants in their proposals must incorporate a series of complimentary activities that target at least one priority area 

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Duration of the action: between 24 and 48 months 

* Eligiblity:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be established in:
> The Kingdom of Lesotho or
> Countries eligible for the European Development Fund or
> Developing countries and territories, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD-DAC (‘list of ODA recipients’), and overseas countries and territories covered by Council Decision 2013/755/EU
– 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

* Actions must take place in the Kingdom of Lesotho


* Amount fo the grant: between 367,400 and 734,800 euro 

* Co-financing rate: between 50% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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