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Human rights and democracy – Individual Measure for Human Rights and Democracy for Uzbekistan – 2022

Human rights and democracy - Individual Measure for Human Rights and Democracy for Uzbekistan, aiming at supporting and strengthening civil society organisations, democracy activists and human-rights defenders working on critical human rights and democracy.

2022-08-12
2.09 million euro
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Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries Association & NGO
Regions Central Asia
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Actions must take place in the following country: Republic of Uzbekistan


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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives

  • Promotion and protection of: human rights and fundamental freedoms; democracy; and the rule of law
  • Protecting and empowering of the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights
  • To strengthen capacities of CSOs and independent media to exercise fundamental freedoms to protect and support journalists, bloggers and other media workers
  • Safeguarding fundamental freedoms and addressing the challenges of new technologies: to create and maintain an environment conducive to the full exercise of all fundamental freedoms, online and offline

Priorities

  • Priority 1: strengthening capacities of civil society, contributing to policy dialogue on gender equality and women’s rights and enabling the active participation and inclusive growth and decision-making through women empowerment.
  • Priority 2: strengthening capacities of civil society organisations to exercise fundamental freedoms, to promote and protect freedom of opinion and expression by ensuring transparency and accountability
  • Priority 3: promotion of representation, participation and active engagement of youth in decisions-making and reform processes
  • Priority 4: promoting inclusion and respect of fundamental rights of members of vulnerable groups
  • Priority 5: supporting freedom of expression, freedom of the media, unrestricted access to information and fight against disinformation, with respect to new and digital technologies
  • Priority 6: promoting awareness of human rights protection issues, encouraging a positive human rights discourse in the digital environment and countering negative trends
  • Priority 7: protection of and support for human-rights defenders

Among financed actions

  • Promoting greater contact and cooperation between civic and political actors, including by fostering mechanisms for structured dialogue;
  • Promoting the inclusion of women, young people, and other marginalised groups in formal and informal decision making structures;
  • Capacity building to help civic and political players develop responsive policy platforms that adequately represent the public interest, granting assistance to local registered and non-registered CSOs;
  • Awareness-raising and communication campaigns on specific human-rights issues;
  • Documenting and reporting on cases of human rights violations;
  • Supporting the collection of appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable governments to formulate and implement policies;

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: between 24 and 36 months

Eligibility

  • Be a legal person or an entity without legal personality or a natural person
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be a non-governmental civil society organisation (international intergovernmental organisations are ineligible)
  • Be established in a Member State of the European Union or any territory as no nationality restriction applies to applicants and, if any, to co-applicants, and affiliated entities
Financement
  • Total budget of the call: 2.09 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 300,000 and 400,000
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 95% of the total eligible costs of the action.

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