Africa and the EU

Global Call for Proposals to supporting Human Rights Priorities

02/10/2020 - 15:29
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European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is calling for proposals to support Human Rights Priorities especially civic space. 

The global objective of  this  call  for  proposals  is  to  support and  empower civil  society  in  protecting and promoting democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide. All four lots share the same thematic focus: SHRINKING CIVIC, DEMOCRATIC AND CIVIL SOCIETY SPACE. The freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression are fundamental universal civil and political rights that underpin the respect for other human rights and democracy. Civic space and democratic  space  (transparency  and  the  possibility  of civic  and political  participation,  holding  government  to  account,  critique,  dissent  and  contestation) are essential  to  the  functioning  of  any  democracy,  to  the  effectiveness  of  human  and  economic  development, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Preventing  and  reversing  shrinkage  of  civic,  democratic  and  civil  society  space,  and  further  opening  and defending such space where there are opportunities to do so are priorities in the EU’s strategic interest, reflecting its mandate to promote human rights and democratic values within the EU and in the world. This call for proposals is to pilot a multi-country resource focused on addressing the dynamics of civic, democratic and civil society space. This is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. The deadline for submitting concept notes is 20 Nov 2020, 12 noon (Brussels time). More guidelines for this call are provide in the PDF document below.

PDF iconguidelines_for_grant_applicants_-_eidhr_2020-1.pdf

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