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Enhancing Accountability in South Africa Call for Proposals II

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: €500,000 to €850,000

Deadline: 26/01/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    – be a legal person;
    – be non-profit-making;
    – be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisations, citizens’ groups, organisations representing economic and social interests, community organisations, advocacy organisations, women’s and youth organisations, research organisations, academic institutes, think tanks, education institutions, independent foundations, public bodies, media groups and international (inter-governmental) organisations;
    – be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
    – be able to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field covered by the Call in the past three years;
    be established in South Africa or in a Member State of the European Union or other eligible countries as per the relevant provisions of the DCI regulation, and
    – if the lead applicant is established in a Member State of the European Union and other eligible countries (except South Africa), a minimum of two South African co-applicants are required.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: South Africa
  • Application language: English

The European Commission (EC) is accepting proposals to improve public governance in South Africa.

South Africa remains challenged by inequality, poverty, corruption, unemployment and uneven quality and performance of public service delivery. Partnerships between the government, development partners, civil society and the private sector are required to address and overcome these challenges.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to improve accountability and transparency, and support anti-corruption activities in South Africa.

The actions under this call for proposals are expected to address the following priorities in design and implementation:

  • Strengthening anti-corruption efforts/initiatives by civil society organisations, including the media.
  • Increasing engagement, dialogue and collaboration on anti-corruption efforts between civil society, State Institutions supporting Constitutional Democracy, the public sector and the private sector.
  • Improving transparency and thereby strengthening deterrence and detection of corruption, in both the public and private sectors.

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