Delegation of the European Union to Albania

EIDHR: 2016/17 Botswana Country Based Support Call for proposals

Gaborone, 20/11/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 161117_11

EIDHR :2016/17 Botswana Country Based Support Scheme Guidelines for grant applicants


The European Union (EU) is founded on the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law. Human Rights and democracy are important areas of EU co-operation and support, and activities in this sector are provided through a number of EC instruments.


The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) ( ) is one of these instruments that aim to promote and support democracy and human rights worldwide allowing for assistance to be provided independently of the consent of the governments and public authorities of the third countries concerned. EIDHR aims to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy, the Rule of Law, and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms within the framework of the European Union’s policy on development cooperation with third countries, consistently with the European Union’s foreign policy as a whole.


The EU DELEGATION TO Botswana is launching a call for proposal under the EIDHR.  An indicative amount of 540,000€ is available to fund grants between 50,000€ and 150,000€ dealing with the following objective:

To increase and deepen civil society organisations' engagement in human rights and democracy in Botswana.


The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:


  1. Strengthen civic education around the principles of democracy and participation in political processes;
  2. Improve child protection – enabling communities and service providers to better address child protection issues and
  3. Empower women by strengthening female participation in decision making structures at all levels.


Information sessions on the calls for proposals will be held as follows:

Francistown: Thursday 24 November 2016 at Cresta Thapama hotel from 08:30-13:00

Palapye: Friday 25 November 2016 at Cresta Botsalo Hotel from 08:30-13:00

Gaborone: Monday 05 December 2016 at the Delegation of the European Union from 08:30-13:00

Maun: Thursday 08 December 2016 from 14:30-16:00, venue to be announced on the European Union in Botswana/Facebook page

Kindly contact the European Union Delegation to Botswana and SADC office at 3610037 for further information.


Deadline to submit is 15th February 2017. You can find all the relevant information in the link below:

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