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Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and Supporting CSOs in Their Actions (Tajiskistan)

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: €200,000 to €600,000

Deadline: 29/05/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicants must:
    – Be a legal person;
    – Be non-profit-making;
    – Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation (NGO) or network of non-governmental organisations;
    – Be established in Tajikistan or in a Member State of the European Union or in countries as
    stipulated in the basic act NDICI-GE; 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: Tajikistan
  • Application language: English

The European Commission has launched the “Promoting and Protecting Human Rights, and Supporting CSOs in Their Actions” call for proposals that contributes to reducing inequalities in Tajikistan in the context of sustainable development, in particular by pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The general objective of the call is to contribute to reducing inequalities in Tajikistan in the context of sustainable development, in particular by pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), therefore improving the quality of life in a more equitable and democratic society.

The specific objective of the Thematic Programme on Human Rights & Democracy (HR&D) (Lot 1) is to support CSOs in their capacities as recognized actors in the process of democratic governance, and promotion and protection of human rights.

Specifically, the Thematic Programme on HR&D (Lot 1) will focus primarily on:

  1. Supporting freedom of media, access to information and fight against disinformation, also with respect to new technologies and digital rights
  2. Contributing to the eradication of torture and supporting penitentiary system reform
  3. Supporting actions to fight discrimination, including promoting gender equality and women’s rights

The specific objective of the CSO Thematic Programme (Lot 2) is to strengthen CSOs in Tajikistan through actions contributing to promoting their participation in the improvement of good governance for equitable and sustainable growth.

Specifically, CSO Thematic Programme (Lot 2) will focus primarily on:

  1. Strengthening CSOs and an enabling environment for their operation, with specific emphasis on youth and youth CSOs
  2. Supporting CSOs to benefit from digital transformation and in their work on strengthening citizens’ digital skills, in order to create employment opportunities, especially for the youth
  3. Supporting CSOs’ actions with marginalised groups, particularly people with disabilities

Priorities for both Lots:

The objectives of the proposed actions must be consistent with the overall objective of the call, with the specific objective of the chosen Lot, and with the areas listed above.

Priority will be given to proposals:

  • Building the managerial and technical capacities of local NGOs, especially those active at the grassroots level ;
  • Drafted and implemented by/with the coalition/consortium of local CSOs
  • Demonstrating a good intervention logic and providing a rigorous results monitoring system

Actions that use the Global Europe Results Framework in their logical frameworks of submitted proposals. Applicants are strongly recommended to get familiarized with OPSYS – European Commission’s new operational system – that will be used for reporting on the results and monitoring of the actions.

All projects will have to integrate the “gender” dimension and the human rights-based approach, in accordance with the new European Consensus on Development.

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