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Flexible Response Mechanism

Organisation: New Democracy Fund

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: DKK 400,000

Deadline: Ongoing

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    The Flexible Response Mechanism supports a broad variety of civil society actors, including (but not limited to):  
    – Human rights defenders ;
    – Artists and/or cultural non-governmental organisations;

    – Journalists and documentarists;
    – Trade unions or other non-governmental labour organisations;
    – Associations, networks or any other organisation that represents a certain voice/group in a society; and
    – Civil society actors in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries currently in exile with a previous or existing partnership with a Danish organisation.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Eastern Neighborhood Countries
  • Application language: English

The New Democracy Fund has launched the applications for the Flexible Response Mechanism to support civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries.

The purpose of the Flexible Response Mechanism is to increase the capability of civil society actors to engage in democratic organisation and dialogue, take advantage of positive political developments and/or protect their work in case of shrinking civic space.

The New Democracy Fund focuses on five thematic areas: youth, media, culture, labour market, and just and green transition. These areas are enforced by a cross-cutting emphasis on gender, inclusion and human rights.

The Flexible Response Mechanism will prioritise its resources to activities that support the achievement of the general purposes of the New Democracy Fund, falls within its five thematic priority areas, and are supportive of the ongoing activities of partners of Danish civil society actors and institutions in the ENC.

The Flexible Response Mechanism strives to support projects that focus on:  

  • Countering restrictions and human rights abuses, overcoming risks and emergencies, and reclaim civic space
  • Using new windows of opportunity and new political openings
  • Providing emergency assistance to individuals of all genders and groups under threat, where the support is channeled through a civil society organisation

Civil society actors in the ENC or temporarily in exile with a previous or existing partnership with a Danish organisation can apply for funding on a rolling basis from the Flexible Response Mechanism

See here to learn more and apply.

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