Delegation of the European Union to Lesotho

EU Support to Civil Society in Lesotho (Reference: Europe Aid/159359/DD/ACT/LS)

11/05/2018 - 11:56

The deadline for submission of concept notes is 26th June 2018 at 16:00 (Brussels date and time).

The European Union seeks proposals for projects to be implemented by civil society organisations in Lesotho in the fields of civic education, human rights and gender. The overall objectives are to enhance the participation of the general population, both men and women, in decision-making processes, and promote accountable governance. 

The 3 priority areas for this call are;

  1. To support civil society organizations in actions that ensure inclusive decision-making and participation.
  2.  To increase promotion of gender equality, the empowerment of women and gender transformative/positive activities.
  3. To advance the protection of human rights and economic justice.

Applicant(s) must select a maximum of two priority areas.

The applicant is also requested to clearly spell out how synergies and linkages will be developed and duplication avoided with the EU-funded civic education programme, the Participatory Initiative for Social Accountability (PISA).


The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 36 months neither shall it exceed 48 months.

Types of actions that can be funded 

The types of action which may be financed under this call include advocacy, research and development of policy papers; budget and policy-tracking; publications and communication materials; outreach, awareness-raising and civic education activities; legal and paralegal support, development of and support to rights-based and gender positive approaches and additional needs rising from the impact of the EU civic education programme PISA, making a very clear effort to build synergies and avoid duplication.

The above list of activities only serves to provide examples and is by no means exhaustive.

How to apply 

A concept note together with a declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT following the instructions given in the PROSPECT user manual by 26 June 2018, 16:00 (Brussels date and time).​

Upon submission of a concept note online, the lead applicant will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt in its PROSPECT profile. Please note that incomplete concept notes may be rejected. Lead applicants are advised to verify that their concept note is complete by using the checklist for concept notes.


Applicants must provide information about the organisation(s) involved in the action in PADOR, an on-line database in which organisations register and update their information. Organisations registered in PADOR get a unique ID (Europe Aid ID) which they must mention in their application. 

Please note that the registration of this data in PADOR is obligatory for this call for proposals. Please note that online submission via PROSPECT is obligatory for this call.

It is strongly recommended to register in PADOR well in advance and not to wait until the last minute before the deadline to submit your application in PROSPECT.


Detailed guidelines for grant applicants for this call can be found here [PDF]

Guidelines for grant applicants - EU Support to Civil Society in Lesotho (Reference: Europe Aid/159359/DD/ACT/LS): 


Information session

To help applicants familiarise themselves with the system before the online submission, an information session will be organised on 5th June, 2018 at 10:00am at the offices of the Delegation of the European Union in Maseru, situated at the following address: Constitutional Road 167, Maseru West, Maseru. Should you be interested in this session, please send an e-mail by 1st June, 2018 to, indicating: name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate as well as their organisation (max. two participants per organisation). 

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