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NDICI – Civil Society Organisations Eritrea – 2023

NDICI - Civil Society Organisations Eritrea aiming at strengthening local civil society Organisations’ (CSOs) engagement as actors of good governance and development at country level.

2.706 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Environment & Climate
Beneficiaries Association & NGO
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Eritrea

Action must take place on the territory of Eritrea.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To strengthen local civil society Organisations’ (CSOs) engagement as actors of good governance and development at country level
  • To strengthen capacities of local CSOs’ to engage in policy dialogue at national level and in dialogue, implementation and programmes
  • To improve capacity and ability of local civil society partners to uphold and promote an enabling environment in respective partner country
  • To strengthen capacity of local CSOs to engage in gender equality and youth inclusion and strengthen capacity of local women’s and youth partner CSOs


  • Priority 1 – Social Protection, with a focus on including persons with Disabilities
  • Priority 2 – Gender equality and youth, women’s and girl’s empowerment
  • Priority 3 – Historical and cultural preservation through digital methods
  • Priority 4 – Green and sustainable development and job creation (Agriculture, Environment and Textile)

Among financed actions

  • To strengthen civil society capacity (i.e. institutional and operational capacities in the areas of governance; accountability; program, project, and financial management; research and analysis, advocacy; sector-specific capacity building; access to funding) to enable them to function as independent actors of good governance and development
  • To enable an operating environment for CSOs in Eritrea
  • To build/strengthen local international and regional networks of CSOs

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 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit-making entity
  • Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation
  • Total budget of the call: 2.706 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 300 000 and 900 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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