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NDICI – Dominican Republic – Thematic Programmes Civil Society, Human Rights and Democracy – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Dominican Republic - Thematic Programmes Civil Society, Human Rights and Democracy aiming at promoting an inclusive, articulate and empowered civil society as an independent actor of development and good governance.

5.828 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Education & Training
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Professional organisation & network

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Priorities and funded actions


  • Promote an inclusive, articulate and empowered civil society as an independent actor of development and good governance, with socio-political recognition and effective participation in the promotion and elimination of inequalities in the Dominican Republic (Lot 1)
  • Promote the role of civil society as a competent, legitimate and value-added interlocutor in the spaces of dialogue on public policies and development processes with the public and private sectors (Lot 1)
  • Promote and protect human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law in the Dominican Republic (Lot 2)
  • Promote, protect and monitor respect for human rights in all their aspects and safeguard the rule of law and democracy (Lot 2)


Lot 1 – Civil Society Thematic Programme

  • Priority 1: Promote the effective participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) in public policies

Lot 2 – Human Rights and Democracy Thematic Programme

  • Priority 1: Protect human rights and empower people
  • Priority 2: Combating gender-based violence
  • Priority 3: Democracy and political pluralism

Among the financed actions

  • Advocacy
  • Creative or cultural actions that promote social cohesion and the fight against inequalities, that use circular and sustainable practices and that raise awareness on environmental protection
  • Articulation and strengthening of multi-stakeholder alliances (articulation of CSOs, private sector, media, universities, local/central government, congresses, opinion leaders, etc)
  • Studies to assess the contribution of civil society to policy and the effectiveness of citizen participation established in the legal and regulatory frameworks of public administration
  • Support and provide comprehensive services (medical, psychological, legal, etc.) to survivors and victims of human rights violations
  • Encourage cross-sectoral work, the generation of good practices and the standardisation of protocols in order to avoid re-victimisation of people whose rights have been violated
  • Advocate for the equal, full, effective and meaningful participation of women and young people, in all their diversity, in the spheres of public and political life

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit making
  • Be: a non-governmental organisation or a civil society organisation or a network, platform or other association of civil society organisations
  • Total budget of the call: 5.282 million euro
    • Lot 1 – Civil Society thematic programme: 3,492 million euro
    • Lot 2 – Human Rights and Democracy thematic programme: 1,79 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 500,000 and 850,000 euros
  • Co-financing rate: between 75 and 90% of total eligible costs

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