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Call for proposal European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): Country-Based Support Scheme (CBSS) Sudan 2012-2013

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European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): Country-Based Support Scheme (CBSS) Sudan 2012-2013

Reference: Europe Aid 134-303/L/ACT/SD

Deadline for submission of Concept note: 16 May, 2013

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is thus to strengthen to role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group of interests and in consolidating political participation and representation.

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:

  1. Capacity-building for human rights CSOs with the aim to develop a common strategy and improve coordination of their activities in promoting and protecting human rights;

Activities may be aimed indicatively at the following specific outcomes:

–          Promotion of cooperation among human rights organisations, building coordination mechanisms and developing a common human rights strategy, dividing labour and conducting common activities, enhancing security of human rights activists and answering the needs of the human rights organisations with regard to administration, management and governance.

–          Capacity-building for human rights organisations on campaigning and advocacy for fundamental human rights.

–          Improving the capacity to monitor and document human rights violations.

–          Enhancing the capacity of civil society organizations to report to Treaty bodies.

–          Capacity-building of civil society organisations and networks through the creation of a CSOs resource centre.

–          Monitoring of human rights issues and development of civil society based early warning systems.

–          Enhancement of the capacity of networks to adopt a collective approach representative of their members’ interests, encouraging coordination and actions in a structured manner.

–          Support to and building the capacity of human rights defenders and groups of civil society activists.

2.       Enhancing civil society participation to public policies;

 Activities may be aimed indicatively at the following specific outcomes:

–          Research and dissemination of the viewpoints of various sectors of the society on the formulation of a new constitution which answers the duties to respect and protect civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, criminalise torture, abolish death penalty, fight discrimination based on gender, religion, race, political and social affiliation.

–          Development of law reform proposals in view of influencing the process of harmonization of the national legislation with International Human Rights standards.

–          Engaging in dialogue with lawmakers, with the Executive and with “independent national institutions” in order to influence positively the process of legal reform.

–          Monitoring and strengthening the application and review of legislation to protect economic, social, and cultural rights, in particular rights related to labour, social security, adequate standard of living.

–            Strengthening the leadership skills of young leaders, women and minority ethnic groups and fostering their political participation and representation in local decision-making structures.

–            Researching gender dynamics in vulnerable communities to create better policies to support women and promote their status.

  1. Enhancing awareness-raising and education of the youth on human rights values, civic education and training on IT dissemination of such values using the social media;

 Activities may indicatively include:

–            Developing and implementing a comprehensive program for human rights education directed toward the young generation, urban and rural and integrating human rights education programmes in the formal education sector, private and public where possible.

–            Training of youth from various sectors of the society in the use of the social media to disseminate messages expressing human rights values.

–            Promoting democratic and human rights values through cultural activities and events, fostering inter-ethnic and inter-cultural tolerance and understanding.

–            Strengthening the leadership skills of young leaders and fostering their political participation and representation in local decision-making structures.

–            Strengthening of civil society organisations and their adherence to democratic values (training on communication, campaigning, human rights, dialogue capacity, internal democratic management, gender balance,…).

  1. Access to justice for vulnerable groups (notably women, children and people with special needs) through advocacy for the respect of the rights of such groups, legal counsel and legal representation for these groups.

 Activities may be aimed indicatively at the following specific outcomes:

–          Supporting legal awareness programmes, legal aid programmes in particular to vulnerable groups notably women, children in conflict with the law, prisoners, IDPs…;

–          Training programs for lawyers and other relevant stakeholders on International Legal instruments and how to apply and adapt them at the National level.

Financial allocation

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 1.400.000. This total amount is divided as follows: EUR 600.000 from the Annual Action programme 2012 and EUR 800.000 from the Annual Action programme 2013, both adopted by the European Commission. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award all available funds. Equally, this amount could be increased should more funds become available.

Size of grants

Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • minimum amount: EUR 50.000
  • maximum amount: EUR120.000

Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum percentages of total eligible costs of the action:

  • Minimum percentage: 50 % of the total eligible costs of the action.
  • Maximum percentage: 95 %

– For proposals submitted by NGOs which are nationals of Sudan, the grant may not exceed 95% of the total eligible costs of the action

– For proposals submitted by NGOs which are not nationals of Sudan, the grant may not exceed 50% of the total eligible costs of the action

Contributions in kind

Contributions in kind mean the provision of goods or services to a Beneficiary(ies) or affiliated entity(ies)  free of charge by a third party. As contributions in kind do not involve any expenditure for a Beneficiary(ies) or affiliated entity(ies), they are not eligible costs.

Contributions in kind may not be treated as co-financing. However, if the description of the action as proposed includes contributions in kind, the contributions have to be made.

 Duration

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 months nor exceed 24 months.

Number of applications and grants per applicant

  • The applicant may not submit more than 1 application under this Call for Proposals.
  • The applicant may be a co-applicant or an affiliated entity in another application at the same time.
  • A co-applicant may submit more than one application under this Call for Proposals.
  • A co-applicant may be an affiliated entity in another application at the same time.
  • The affiliated entity(ies) may take part in more than one application.

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