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Peacebuilding in Benin through the Prevention of Violent Extremism for CSOs – 2022

Peacebuilding in Benin through the Prevention of Violent Extremism for CSOs, aiming at involving civil society actors in the implementation of effective and concerted strategies for the prevention of violent extremism on the one hand, and to work on the socio-economic integration of vulnerable populations most exposed to the risk of violent extremism on the other.

2.3 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks Cooperation & Development Justice, Security, Defence Other
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Actions must take place in the following regions:

  • Zone 1: Alibori (Malanville and Ségbana)
  • Zone 2: Borgou (Nikki and Pèrèrè) and Donga (Djougou and Bassila)

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Priorities and funded actions


  • Prevent violent extremism in the most risk-prone border areas of Benin
  • Strengthen the participation and coordinated involvement of civil society actors in the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism
  • To participate in the implementation of barrier measures against violent communication through the economic and social reintegration of people vulnerable to extremist discourse


  • Priority 1: Support and strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations and their initiatives aimed at promoting a culture of dialogue, citizenship education and prevention of violent extremism
  • Priority 2: Strengthen the capacity of the media (including community radio stations) in the prevention of violent extremism
  • Priority 3: Strengthen the professional and economic capacities of vulnerable groups (youth and women)

Among financed actions

  • Promotion of tolerance and multiculturalism
  • Capacity building of societal actors on peace and countering violent extremism
  • Awareness raising/education on tolerance, peaceful cohabitation and the fight against violent extremism
  • Civic engagement of young people
  • Promotion of cooperation and peaceful cohabitation
  • Socio-economic empowerment of youth and women
  • Socio-economic integration of vulnerable people

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 24 months


  • Be a legal person and not for profit
  • Be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) established in accordance with the legislation in force in the country concerned
  • Be established in the Republic of Benin or in a Member State of the European Union for at least three years at the time of submission of the proposal
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and the affiliated entity/entities, and not act as an intermediary
  • Be able to demonstrate its capacity to implement projects of a similar size to the grant applied for
  • Total budget of the call: 2.3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant:
    • Lot 1: between: 300 000 and 400 000 euro
    • Lot 2: between: 200 000 and 350 000 euro
    • Lot 3: between: 350 000 and 550 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate : between 50% and 95% of the total eligible costs of the action

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