Human Rights & Democracy

Finland announces - Funds for Local Cooperation: Call for Project Proposals in Tajikistan 2019

14/03/2019 - 14:21

Government of Finland announces Funds for Local Cooperation (FLC) for Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (

What are the priorities?

As a development policy instrument, the FLC supports the goals set for Finland's development policy in general. The priority areas of Finland's development policy are:

  • rights and status of women and girls
  • the growth of developing countries' economies to generate more jobs, livelihoods and well-being
  • democratic and better functioning societies and food security, access to water and energy, and sustainable use of natural resources.


Priority areas of the FLCs in Tajikistan are promotion of the rights of women, children, people with disabilities and the most vulnerable groups by strengthening of democratic principles and safeguarding human rights. Projects funded from FLCs should support these objectives in the local context.

Available funding and project size

Project amount will range from 10 000 € - 15 000 €. Project duration is limited for one year to be implemented in 2019-2020.

Who can apply?

The FLCs eligible partners include local non-governmental organizations, science and technology communities, universities and other educational and research institutions, independent media, public bodies and cultural institutions (museums, libraries, theatres, etc.), chambers of commerce and commercial associations, organizations engaged in the promotion of export and investment, businesses, cooperatives, foundations or religious communities.

How to apply?

Applicants are invited to use this application form


(NB: Only application forms written in English will be taken into consideration!)


Deadline for applications

Please submit fully completed application forms via e-mail to by 24 March 2019 (the original deadline of 01 March 2019 has been prolonged). Project proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.


Selection process

Applications should be fully completed and written in English. The budget should be presented in euros. Only applications sent completed and in time will be considered.


Find more details in the Guidelines attached (pdf file)!