EU's Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism (COBERM) launches a new Call for Proposals for Civil Society organizations in Georgia (25/08/2016)

The maximum requested funding per organization is 150,000 USD (approx. 343 000 GEL) with the deadline for submission of applications 23 September 2016.

COBERM is a grant programme funded by the European Union and implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that finances initiatives of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in a wide range of areas, including support to improving the lives and living conditions of local communities affected by conflict.
In the current Call for Proposals priority is given to local CSOs, although international organizations are also welcome to apply. The focus should be on innovative, creative actions that propose a clear vision of change. An indicative list of thematic priorities should guide possible applications:
• Youth Education and Capacity Development for Leadership and Civic Activism Related to Peace and Stability;
• Support to Enhance Human Security of Most Vulnerable Groups;
• Women’s Contribution to Peace and Stability;
• Peace Building Awareness through Broadcast, Print and Social Media;
• Exchange of Expertise between Professionals from Different Fields;
• Promotion of Tolerance, Human Rights and Respect for Cultural and Ethnic Diversity.
COBERM was set up in May 2010 and implemented two phases during 2010-2015, with the current Call for Proposals being the third phase of the Programme. The main aims of COBERM III are support for innovative people-to-people confidence-building opportunities and helping to create an environment conducive to fostering peace, stability and human security.
The full description of the Call, as well as the project application form can be found on the website of UNDP in English, Georgian and Russian: http://www.ge.undp.org/content/georgia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2016/08/22/coberm-iii-call-for-project-ideas-/
The completed Project Idea Submission Form should be submitted electronically to coberm@undp.org by 23 September 2016 18:00.
For more information about the Call, please contact
Ms Irina Liczek, COBERM Programme Manager, coberm@undp.org