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NDICI – Global Europe Human Rights & Democracy Thematic Programme 2021 – 2027: country allocations for Sri Lanka and Maldives – 2021

NDICI - Global Europe Human Rights & Democracy Thematic Programme 2021 - 2027: country allocations for Sri Lanka and Maldives, aiming to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law worldwide

1.4 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO
Regions Asia, European Union

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Actions must take place in Sri Lanka and/or in Maldives. Actions covering both countries are encouraged.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To protect and empower human rights defenders and preserve the civic space
  • To build resilient, inclusive and democratic societies, with a particular focus on: (a) enhancing electoral integrity and democratic institutions; (b) promoting political pluralism and inclusiveness, as well as active citizenship


  • Priority 1: Protection and capacity building specifically for human rights defenders and preservation of the overall civic space for civil society organizations to be able to operate freely
  • Priority 2: Strengthen democratic, transparent and accountable institutions with a focus on electoral integrity, as well as on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of Parliaments
  • Priority 3: Enhance political pluralism and inclusiveness as well as active citizenship, with a particular focus on youth and women’s participation in public and political life

Among financed actions

  • Advocacy, lobbying and development of strategies by CSOs to push for legal reform, influence policy-making, or counter restrictions imposed by States on CSOs and other non-state actors
  • Providing psychosocial, medical, and legal assistance and any other type of support
  • Training of human-rights defenders and CSOs active in Human Rights and Democracy

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 a non-profit-making entity
  • Be a CSO
  • 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
  • Amount of the grant: between 400,000 and 500,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 70 and 95% of the total eligible costs

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