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EU-SDGN Phase II – EU support to democratic governance in Nigeria – 2021

EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Phase II aims to promote democratic consolidation in Nigeria by contributing to the building of strong, inclusive, effective and legitimate democratic institutions.

2 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • the actions must be implemented at the state level i.e one or more of the 36 states, excluding FCT.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To foster a functioning pluralistic, inclusive, participatory and representative democracy in Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  • To engender the conditions for inclusive, transparent, credible and peaceful elections and a more inclusive decision-making process with the meaningful participation of all sectors of society, including women, youth and other marginalised groups.


  • To empower civil society organisations and relevant agencies to demand greater transparency and accountability in the electoral and decision making process, and promote greater citizens’ participation.

Among financed actions

  • Support to electoral activities relating to INEC/SIECs and other relevant government stakeholders;
  • Sensitization in any way to enhance the participation of youth, women and other vulnerable groups (e.g. voters with disabilities, internally displaced persons) in the electoral process;
  • Actions that will support the inclusive, transparent and effective functioning of political parties;
  • Voter education, electoral monitoring and observation activities;
  • Revision and establishment of internal democracy and public order responsibilities by political parties;
  • Promotion of initiatives for peaceful and non-violent electoral process;
  • Enhancement of inclusive and non-partisan domestic monitoring and observation along the electoral cycle;
  • Improvement of advocacy for inclusivity of women, youths and other vulnerable groups in the political process;
  • Promotion of civic and voter education;
  • Support to reform at the state Houses of Assembly and state judiciary in compliance with democratic principles and standards.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: beyween 24 and 48 months.


  • Be a legal person or an entity without legal personality or a natural person;
  • Be non-profit-making;
  • Be civil society organisations, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and community-based organisations, and private sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks and coalitions thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
  • Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  • 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;
  • Must operate at the state or local government level in Nigeria with considerable experience working at the grassroots. Failing this, must have a co-applicant operating at the state or local government level with considerable experience working at the grassroots;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years documented experience within the Nigerian electoral system.
  • Amount of the grant: between 250,000 and 500,000 euro.
  • Co-financing rate: up to 95% of the total eligible costs.

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