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NDICI – Support to regional thematic networks of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs); Regional networks promoting independent pluralistic media and freedom of expression; and EU Award for Roma Integration – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) - '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.

14.400.000 euro

Appeal framework

Call reference EuropeAid/179703/DH/ACT/Multi
Program Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Education & Training Environment & Climate EU Membership Technology & Digital Territorial Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Media & cultural organisation Professional organisation & network Research centre & university

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To strengthen participatory democracies and the EU approximation process in the Western Balkans and Türkiye
  • To strengthen CSO capacities and engagement opportunities in policy- and decision-making across various thematic areas, including those addressed by the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans
  • To enhance professional capacity of journalists, media outlets and media institutions to exercise the right to freedom of expression and access to information and to promote media pluralism
  • To increase equality, inclusion, and active participation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Türkiye

Among financed actions

  • Education, public awareness campaigns
  • Desk research, baseline studies
  • Activities aimed at ensuring outreach towards grassroots and other types of local non-governmental organisations, citizens and volunteers
  • Monitoring and watchdog actions of CSOs relating to the implementation of public policies and reforms, including in the context of the EU integration process
  • Monitoring of international commitments, publication of monitoring and shadow reports
  • Enabling CSOs’ participation in the reform and policy making process
  • Organisation of conferences, roundtables, workshops and seminars

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 15 and 36 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a public or private entity
  • Be a non-profit-making entity
  • Be a a civil society organisation (CSO) or a representative network of CSOs working on one or more thematic areas of relevance to this call for proposals
  • Have as a minimum two years (i.e. 24 months) experience in the field of the lot under which the concept note/full application is submitted
  • Total budget of the call: 14.400.000 euro
  • Budget by lot:
    • Lot 1: 1 million euro
    • Lot 2: 1 million euro
    • Lot 3: 1 million euro
    • Lot 4: 1 million euro
    • Lot 5: 1 million euro
    • Lot 6: 1 million euro
    • Lot 7: 750.000 euro
    • Lot 8: 750.000 euro
    • Lot 9: 1 million euro
    • Lot 10: 1.500.000 euro
    • Lot 11: 4 million euro
    • Lot 12: 400.000 euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 400.000 and 1.500.000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 51% and 90% of the total eligible costs

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