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Call for Proposals: Support to Civil Society in Georgia

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Open

Type:
  • Grant
Theme:
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media literacy
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: €1 mill - €1.2 mill

Deadline: 27/02/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – be a legal person and
    – be non-profit-making legal entities
    – be established in: Georgia or a Member State of the European Union, or in any other eligible countries as stipulated in the basic act NDICI;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Georgia, EU countries
  • Application language: English

The European Commission (EC) has announced a call for proposals to support civil society in strengthening and promoting good governance, democratic values and human rights in Georgia.

Objectives
The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is/are:

  • Lot 1: to foster pluralism and inclusiveness in Georgian society and to strengthen the role, leadership and capacities of minorities and vulnerable groups in view of their effective participation in social dialogue, political processes and sustainable development
  • Lot 2: to foster rights-based mental healthcare policy implementation
  • Lot 3: to support waste prevention, waste management and encourage circular economy practices
  • Lot 4: to counter disinformation and foreign interference and manipulation (FIMI)

Priorities
The priorities for Lot 4, countering disinformation and foreign interference and manipulation (FIMI), are:

  • building societal resilience and strengthening the whole-of-society approach to tackling disinformation by empowering CSOs, fact-checkers, researchers, scholars, media monitors, academia, media and investigative journalists
  • raising awareness amongst the general public about national security and hybrid threats, including cybersecurity, disinformation and foreign interference and manipulation (FIMI) by working with relevant non-state and state actors

Funding Information

  • The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €5.885 mill. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.
  • Lot 4 grants will be from €1 mill – €1.2 mill.

Duration
The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 48 months.

Activities for Lot 4: Development of a FIMI toolbox

  • Conducting tailored strategic communication and advocacy campaigns on national and grassroots levels to raise the awareness of target groups on specific thematic issues;
  • Facilitation of multi-stakeholder partnerships between the civil society sector, relevant authorities, private companies, creative industry and media;
  • Capacity building of CSOs, fact-checkers, watchdog groups, activists, investigative media, academia, researchers, influencers and independent content creators;
  • Monitoring of information space, traditional media and social media platforms to identify emerging narratives, uncover coordinated inauthentic behaviour, and curb the spread of manipulated content, fake news and conspiracy theories;

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