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The global objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society organisations, democracy activists and human rights defenders working on critical human rights and democracy issues in Russia.
The overall budget of the Call is EUR 5.900.000.
The general objective of Lot 1 (EUR 1,500,000) is to enhance professional, operational and advocacy capacity of the Russian civil society specifically at the local level. Under this Lot, financial support to third parties is the main purpose of the action.
The general objective of Lot 2 (EUR 4,400,000) is to contribute to improvement of the human rights situation in Russia in the following areas: freedom of media; freedom of expression and information, including in the internet; freedom of assembly; fight against torture; minorities and indigenous people's rights; environmental rights; strengthening of democracy civic institutions.
Deadline for submission of concept notes: 5/02/2019 at 17:00 (Brussels date and time)
The guidelines for the applicants and other relevant documents can be found here
Questions may be sent by e-mail no later than 15 January 2019 to the following e-mail, indicating clearly the reference of the call for proposals: NEAR-ENI-EAST-TENDERS@ec.europa.eu