On Wednesday 8th April, the EU Delegation has published a new Call for Proposals “Human Rights and Democracy Promotion through Civil Society in Armenia”, which combines funding under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) for Armenia (Lot 1-2) and an allocation for Civil Society in the AAP 2018 for Armenia – EU4Citizens: Deepening Democracy (Lot 3). The total amount of funding available is EUR 1.6 million of which EUR 1.2 million is EIDHR funding. The deadline for submission of Concept Notes s is Monday 25th May 2020.
The call is published here: here
The global objective of the CfP is to support civil society in promoting and protecting human rights, access to justice, labour rights, civic participation and wider democratic reform in Armenia, particularly for more vulnerable population groups.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
Lot 1: Support human rights organisations and other civil society actors in joint monitoring of and reporting on the implementation of justice sector reform and police reform with a view to increase public awareness & debate and to improve service delivery and access to justice for citizens;
Lot 2: Support human rights organisations and other civil society actors in joint actions to further strengthen social and labour rights protection, raising awareness of international and European labour standards and monitoring the implementation of social protection issues and labour rights reform in Armenia with a view to increase public awareness and debate and to improve social protection and labour rights protection;
Lot 3: Support civil society organisations in establishing meaningful, structured platforms that engage citizens and civil society actors in effective dialogue with government and increase their influence at all stages of policy cycle;
Lead applicants should be established in Armenia, while European-based CSOs can participate as a co-applicant.
See also guidelines for grant applicants: Human Rights and Democracy Promotion through Civil Society in Armenia