- Eligibility Criteria:
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
LOT 1: CSO Thematic Programme
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit making;
– Be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) and/or its associations constituted in accordance with the legislation in force in the country concerned;
– Be established in Indonesia or a Member State of the European Union; and
– 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.
LOT 2: Human Rights and Democracy
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit making;
– Be a non-governmental civil society organisation; and
– 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.
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target country: Indonesia
- Application language: English
The European Commission (EC) is accepting proposals to reinforce EU’s partnership with Indonesia by boosting efforts to promote a vibrant civic space, an enabling environment for civil society, and the promotion of human rights through the Human Rights & Democracy and Civil Society Thematic Programmes.
The overall objective of the programme, under the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI Global Europe), is to strengthen CSOs as independent actors of good governance and development in their own right, aiming for an inclusive, participatory, empowered, and independent civil society and democratic space, and inclusive and open dialogue with and between civil society organisations.
The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen CSOs as independent actors of good governance and development, aiming to contribute to an inclusive, participatory, empowered, and independent civil society and democratic space that upholds human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The specific objective(s) and priorities of the Human Rights & Democracy and Civil Society Thematic Programmes call for proposals are divided into two lots:
- LOT 1: Civil Society Organisation Thematic Programme
The specific objective of LOT 1 is to increase the capacities of CSOs and establish an enabling environment for Indonesian CSOs to address poverty, inequality, and promote a just green transition.
Two priorities of LOT 1 are:
- Promote an enabling environment for CSOs to better contribute to sustainable development,
governance reforms, and gender equality in Indonesia.
- Promote a just transition towards clean energy and sustainable land use in support of national policy
priorities and international initiatives (e.g. Just Energy Transition Partnership/JETP between Indonesia
and International Partners, Indonesia Forest and Land Use/FOLU strategy) through a stronger voice and structured participation of CSOs in policy development and implementation at national and local levels,
notably with a focus on regions and populations most affected by the transition, women as well as
vulnerable and marginalised groups.
- One of the activities in this lot includes: Support CSOs’ monitoring and watchdog efforts around land use, forests and energy policies and investments (conducting fact-finding, undertaking independent analysis, undertaking advocacy, and establishing alliances with media and think tanks).
- LOT 2: Human Rights and Democracy Thematic Programme
The specific objective of LOT 2 is to strengthen the resiliency, inclusiveness and democratic values in Indonesia based on respect for all human rights, and duly recognising the dignity, value and importance of each individual in Indonesia.
The proposals and awarded projects should reflect all of the following priority issues:
- Countering the misuse and abuse of digital technologies to the detriment of human rights and democracy whilst at the same time taking advantage of its opportunities to promote democracy and protect human rights.
- Enhanced freedom of expression, access to information online and offline and pluralism, including inclusive and sustainable support measures for journalists, especially women journalists, and whistle-blowers to protect them from harassment and threats.
- Promote the non-discrimination principle of women and girls and/or children and youth and/or LGBTI individuals and/or persons with disabilities and/or persons belonging to religious minorities and/or traditional communities through enforcement and adoption of equality and non-discriminatory laws, policies and practices. Protection of human rights defenders including women human rights defenders.
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