European Commission Call for Proposals for strengthening the role of civil society in human rights and democratic reform and implementation of EU guidelines on Death Penalty


The European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) has issued a call for proposals with the objectives of strengthening the role of civil society in human rights and democratic reform, and supporting the actions on human rights and democracy issues in areas covered by EU Guidelines, including on the death penalty.

Since this is a restricted call for proposals, only concept notes outlining the proposed project have to be submitted by the eligible applicants. Detailed proposals will be requested from shortlisted applicants after successful review of their concept notes.

There are two lots to be covered under this call for proposals and their objective are us under:

For lot 1 – the strengthening of transnational (regional and global) actions on conflict management, mediation and dialogue and/or strengthening regional/global civil society and its interaction with regional/global human rights mechanisms.

The aim is to support civil society networks developing greater cohesion in working on human rights, political pluralism and democratic political participation and representation, while contributing to the peaceful conciliation of group interests and combating discrimination on any ground; by developing equal participation of men and women in social, economic and political life, thus becoming an effective force for positive change, through cooperation among local civil society organisations and stakeholders.

For lot 2 – support for the implementation of the EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty, which provide the general framework for EIDHR assistance in this area as well as the EU policy towards third countries.

EIDHR support will be given to activities focusing on promoting the restrictive use of, the establishment of a moratorium on, and the abolition of the death penalty.

Deadline for submitting the concept notes is August 1, 2011

For more information and details, please visit this link.

Source Link: http://www.fundsforngos.org/latest-funds-for-ngos/european-commission-call-proposals-strengthening-role-civil-society-human-rights-democratic-reform-implementation-eu-guidelines-death-penalty/#ixzz1RH8pEWs9
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