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NDICI – Malaysia – Civil Society Organisations: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Processes – 2023-2024

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - 'Global Europe' for the period 2021-2027 is the EU's main instrument for international partnerships on sustainable development, climate change, democracy, governance, human rights, peace and security in EU neighbouring countries and beyond.

3.9 million euro

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Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Environment & Climate Research & Innovation Services to organisations Territorial Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO
Regions European Union

Country eligible to the programme:

  • Malaysia

Actions must take place on the territory of Malaysia.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To strengthen  civil society organisations (CSOs) as independent development actors to contribute to governance and development process in Malaysia, with a view to contribute to the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • To promote the enabling environment for civil society organisations and enhance their capacity to better contribute to and meaningfully participate in development and domestic policies process of Malaysia, addressing the three key dimensions of sustainable development – social, environmental and economic


  • Priority 1: Green Alliances and Partnerships
  • Priority 2: Alliances for Sustainable Growth and Jobs
  • Priority 3: Governance, Peace and Security, Human Development

Among financed actions

  • Capacity building: training, workshops, meetings, conference, exchange-learning/visit, mentoring, on-the-job training
  • Networking: peoples’ and community groups exchanges, community-mobilisation and empowerment, knowledge conservation, creation of sub-regional networks, establishment of cooperatives, regular and annual CSOs seminar, mechanism supporting networking (Information Technology and multi-media platforms)
  • Monitoring of public services/policy implementation: roles of media (mainstream, alternative, social), citizen reporting, journalist training, public campaign, and studies/research
  • Policy dialogue and advocacy action: training on advocacy skills, media interventions, awareness raising campaign, public campaign, consultation meetings, public conference, working with media, academic and think tank networks
  • Research: producing evident-based interventions through documentation, study and surveys in providing information to monitor policy implementation, to launch policy advocacy campaign and dialogue for policy changes such as in relevant laws, and regulations and guidelines

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 36 and 60 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a non-profit making entity
  • Be a Civil Society Organisation
  • Total budget of the call: 3.9 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic:
    • Lot 1: 1.9 million euro
    • Lot 2: 1 million euro
    • Lot 3: 1 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 750.000 and 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 70% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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