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NDICI – Human Rights and Democracy Support in Jamaica – 2023

NDICI - Human Rights and Democracy Support in Jamaica aiming at supporting and strenghtening civil society organisations, democracy actors and human rights defenders.

660 000 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Professional organisation & network
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Jamaica

Action must take place in a Member State of the European Union or in one of the Jamaica.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To support and strengthen civil society organisations’, democracy actors and human rights defenders’ work on critical human rights and democracy issues in Jamaica
  • To provide support to initiatives of civil society, democracy actors and human rights defenders’ organizations in responding to/when confronted by systematic, widespread and/or gross human rights violations and attacks to fundamental freedoms contributing to at least one of the following objectives and priorities for Jamaica


  • Priority 1 – Promotion of accountability in State Institutions (empowering human rights actors in the fight against impunity), particularly in cases of abuses of rights of citizens by agents of the State
  • Priority 2 – Protection and empowerment of individuals while building a resilient, inclusive and democratic society that provides human rights focused approaches to addressing unequal access to new technologies and opportunities
  • Priority 3 – Promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights especially for the most vulnerable such as those discriminated against based on gender, social status, disability, sexual orientation, and those regarded as being at risk of falling to illegal and criminal activities
  • Priority 4 – Gender equality
  • Priority 5 – Youth inclusion, engagement and empowerment
  • Priority 6 – Indigenous people and disabled populations
  • Priority 7 – Environmental protection & climate change

Among financed actions

  • Advocacy, lobbying and development of strategies by civil society organisations to push for legal reform, to influence policy-making, or to counter restrictions imposed by States on CSOs and other non-state actors
  • Facilitating dialogue processes and mediation activities
  • Documenting and reporting on cases of human rights violations
  • Promoting inclusive and strategic partnerships, networking and cooperation with CSOs and other relevant stakeholders or among CSOs
  • Supporting CSOs and media in promoting accountability and transparency at national and local level
  • Promoting greater contact and cooperation between civic and political actors, including fostering of structured dialogue mechanisms

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 18 and 36 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation,non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations, and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level
  • Total budget of the call: 660.000 euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 180.000 and 300.000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 70% and 95% of the total eligible costs

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