European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): Global Call for proposal 2015 (14/09/2015)

On 3 August, 2015, the Global Call for proposals (European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)) was launched.            ­ 

   

The Global call for proposals pursues five objectives enshrined in five different lots:

LOT 1- To Support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) organisations working at grassroots level.

The general objective of this lot is to provide support to human rights defenders organisations working at grassroots level, in particular in most difficult situations and remote areas.

Location: actions must take place outside the European Union. Nevertheless, if duly justified, some activities may take place in the EU countries when they are directly related to situations arising in third countries and for the benefit of those countries. These reasons will be examined during the evaluation of the Concept Note.

Also, actions must take place in a minimum of two countries.

When the applicant is not a local organisation, it must act with at least one local co-applicant(s) per country where the action will take place.

Under this lot, financial support to third parties is compulsory.

 

LOT 2- To contribute to the monitoring and the effective implementation of the specific international core conventions ratified by GSP+ beneficiary countries in the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences+ (GSP+) context.

The general objective of this lot is to support civil society and social partners' actions in ensuring that current EU GSP+ beneficiary's countries meet their commitments to ratify and effectively implement core international conventions.

Location: actions must take place in ALL of the GSP+ beneficiaries' countries in 2016 namely, Armenia, Bolivia, Georgia, Cape Verde, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay and the Philippines. It covers GSP+ applicants, namely Kyrgyzstan. If the countries listed above do not receive GSP+ status in 2016, actions will still be considered as eligible.

The spirit of this lot is to foster partnerships between organisations working in those 9 countries.

Nevertheless, if duly justified, some activities may take place in EU countries/other countries when they are directly related to situations arising in GSP+ beneficiary countries and for the benefit of these countries. These reasons will be examined during the evaluation of the Concept Note.

Under this lot, financial support to third parties is compulsory.

In this lot actions must address at least one of the human rights conventions and at least one of the core ILO labour standards conventions included in the Annex VIII of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of 31 October 2012

 

LOT 3 – To support the fight against the death penalty

The general objective of this lot is to support actions aiming at promoting the abolition of the death penalty, the establishment of a moratorium on the death penalty, and the restriction of the use of the death penalty.

Priority will be given to proposals targeting countries where the death penalty is most in use.

Location: actions must take place outside the European Union. Nevertheless, if duly justified, some activities may take place in EU countries when they are directly related to situations arising in third countries and for the benefit of those countries. These reasons will be examined during the evaluation of the Concept Note.

Actions may take place in one single country.

When the applicant is not a local organisation, it must act with at least one local co-applicant(s) per country where the action will take place.

 

LOT 4- To support migrants, including asylum seekers in third countries, internally displaced persons and stateless persons.

The general objective of this lot is to support the rights of migrants including asylum seekers in third countries, internally displaced persons and stateless persons.

Location: Actions must take place outside the European Union. Nevertheless, if duly justified, some activities may take place in EU countries when they are directly related to situations arising in third countries and for the benefit of those countries. These reasons will be examined during the evaluation of the Concept Note.

Actions on statelessness should take place in countries with large or increasing stateless population.

Actions must take place in a minimum of two countries in the same migration route (country of origin, transit and destination).

Only in exceptional and duly justified cases, actions may take place in a single country, depending on the geo-political or security context. This will be taken into account by the Evaluation Committee when determining the relevance of the action.

For this Lot, when the applicant is not a local organisation, it must act with at least one local co-applicant(s) per country where the action will take place.

Under this lot, financial support to third parties is compulsory.

 

LOT 5- To Support children associated with armed forces, groups and gangs and impacted by armed violence.

The general objective is to address the issue of children associated with armed forces, groups and gangs and impacted by armed violence focusing on girls and boys as part of the population dramatically affected by and vulnerable to armed violence, with an increase in conflicts, social violence and armed criminality in many areas of the world.

Location: actions must take place outside the European Union. Nevertheless, if duly justified, some activities may take place in the EU countries when they are directly related to situations arising in third countries and for the benefit of those countries. These reasons will be examined during the evaluation of the Concept Note.

Actions may take place in one single country.

Under this lot, financial support to third parties is compulsory.

 

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