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Thematic Programme for Civil Society Organisations – Country level support for Bangladesh – 2022

Thematic Programme for Civil Society Organisations - Country level support for Bangladesh, aiming at strengthen Civil Society Organisations as independent actors of good governance and development in their own right.

6.89 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Services to organisations Territorial Development
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation
Regions Asia

Actions must take place in the following country: People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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Priorities and funded actions


Strengthen local Civil Society Organisations’ ability to engage as actors of good governance and development at country level.


  • Priority 1: An enabling environment for civil society – CSOs promote a conducive legal, regulatory, institutional and operational environment
  • Priority 2: Dialogue and policy engagement – CSOs preserve, recover and open civic space to influence dialogue on development policy and domestic policies
  • Priority 3: A comprehensive approach to capacity building – CSOs have strengthened their capacities, networks, coalitions, and accountability to promote democracy, good governance, human rights, gender equality and the digital transformation.
  • Priority 4: Engaging with the whole spectrum of civil society – The EU through their partner organisations engages with a wide range of civil society organisations including academia, local and grassroots initiatives, community-based organisations, professional organisations, social movements and social enterprises.

Among financed actions

  • Promote a legal and regulatory framework that support and promote CSOs’ work
  • Work with government authorities and institutions of accountability and oversight, legal, and regulatory frameworks to improve the enabling environment
  • Initiate and contribute to national policy dialogue on matters related to civil society and civil society’s contribution to governance, democracy and development

  • Enable civil society participation in and contribution to policy dialogue and decision-making processes at all levels

  • Support CSOs organizational capacity related to internal governance that can increase their transparency and accountability…

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 48 months


  • Be a legal person and be non-profit-making
  • Be a Civil Society Organisation and/or their associations
  • Be established in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, or be established in a Member State of the European Union as stipulated in NDICI-Global Europe Regulation, Article 28, or
  • Be established in developing countries and territories other than the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, as included in the list of ODA recipients published by the OECD Development Assistance Committee
  • Total budget of the call: 6.889,500 euro
    • Lot 1 “Achieving the objectives and priorities trough financial support to third parties”: 4 million euro
    • Lot 2 “: Actions contributing directly to the objectives and priorities” 2.889,500 euro
  • Amount of the grant:
    • Between 1.95 and 2 million euro (Lot 1)
    • Between 900 000 and 963,166 euro (Lot 2)
  • Co-financing rate : between 75% and 95% of the total eligible costs of the action

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