The Office of the European Union Representative
(West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country-Based Support Scheme (CBSS) - Budgets 2016 & 2017 and European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)-Annual Action Programme (AAP) 2016

13/03/2017 - 12:46

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights /Country- Based Support Scheme (EIDHR-CBSS) 2016-2017 & European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)-Annual Action Programme (AAP) 2016


Reference Number: EuropeAid/154-602/L/ACT/PS



The European Union Representative Office to the West Bank and Gaza Strip is seeking proposals for activities and initiatives that support human rights and democracy under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Schemes (EIDHR-CBSS) 2016-2017 Programme and the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)- Annual Action Programme (AAP) 2016.

The call main focus will be on the priorities that aim at strengthening the role of civil society in ensuring respect for human rights fundamental freedoms of expression,  association and assembly promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable groups including children, women, disabled, the elderly and the principle of non-discrimination; promoting respect for International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHL) through observance, monitoring and advocacy; fight against torture and other forms of ill-treatment and promoting effective reporting and implementation of international agreements, instruments and commitments to which Palestine has acceded in 2014, including inclusive capacity building initiatives.

The financial assistance is allocated from the 2016 and 2017 budgets of European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR-CBSS) and funds from the Annual Action Programme 2016 financed under the European Neighbourhood Instrument.

The full Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation on the following internet sites:                                      OR

and at: European Union Representative Office (West Bank, Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

5, George Adam Smith

            Sheikh Jarrah

East Jerusalem


The deadline for submission of Concept note is Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 14:00 (Brussels date and time).

Information sessions on this call for proposals are scheduled to take place in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The indicative timetable is as following:

- Tuesday 4 April 2017, Nablus

- Wednesday 5 April 2017, Ramallah

- Tuesday 11 April, 2017, Gaza

The final timetable with exact locations and timings will be published in local newspapers and posted on the delegation's website.