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Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy (Montenegro)

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: €100,000 to €150,000

Deadline: 24/05/2023

  • 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;
    – Be established in Montenegro or a Member State of the European Union, or any country, as all are eligible for participation in contracts financed under this Instrument, without prejudice to the limitations inherent in the nature and objectives of the action;
    – 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;
    – In case the lead applicant is not established in Montenegro, it must act with at least one co-applicant that is established in Montenegro; and
    – Be registered at least 24 months prior to the deadline for submission of project proposals.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Montenegro
  • Application language: English

The European Commission (EC) is seeking proposals for the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy, and the rule of law worldwide.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights, democracy, and good governance in Montenegro.

The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are twofold:

  • To support civil society and human rights defenders working in the area of access to justice and the rule of law; and
  • To support in the area of fighting impunity and the protection of journalists.

The multi-annual indicative programming for the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy follows the structure of the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024 with its five overarching priorities:

  1. Protecting and empowering individuals;
  2. Building resilient, inclusive, and democratic societies;
  3. Promoting a global system for human rights and democracy;
  4. Harnessing the opportunities and addressing challenges of new technologies; and
  5. Delivering by working together.

The Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy is designed to support civil society to become an effective force for political reform and the defense of human rights.

It is global in scope, operating at national, regional and international levels. It offers the independence of action, which is a critical feature of cooperation with civil society organisation at national level, especially in the sensitive areas of democracy and human rights.

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