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Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: €100,000 to €225.000

Deadline: 25/04/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    – Be a legal person;
    – Be non-profit making;
    – Be a civil society organisation active in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with particular attention on those organisations that represent marginalised or vulnerable people;
    – Be established in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Application language: English

The European Commission (EC) is accepting proposals for the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy 2022-2023 call for proposals in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The global objective of this call for proposals is the promotion and protection of (i) human rights and fundamental freedoms; (ii) democracy; and (iii) the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The specific objectives of the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy call for proposals are:

Specific objective 1 (Lot 1): To protect human rights and fight discrimination

Specific objective 2 (Lot 2): To protect and promote human rights and democracy by supporting new technologies and engaging with the business sector

Specific objective 3 (Lot 3): To support accountable institutions, engaged citizens, and supporting a safe and enabling environment for civil society and independent media

Priorities of Lot 3: Supporting accountable institutions, engaged citizens and supporting a safe and enabling environment for civil society and independent media include:

  • To enhance democratic, accountable and transparent institutions.
  • To improve public trust in representative democracy.
  • To promote responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making.
  • Supporting independent and pluralistic media, access to information and the fight against disinformation.
  • Effective protection of – and support to – journalists, bloggers and other media workers.
  • Reinforcing a human rights and participative approach to conflict prevention and crisis resolution.

The action is required to focus on at least one priority identified under the lot for which the application is to be submitted. Action can focus on more than one priority of the same lot, but this will not necessarily give any advantage during the evaluation of the applications.

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