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EU announces CFPs for Civil Society Organisations as actors of Governance and Development in the Field (Moldova)

EU announces CFPs for Civil Society Organisations as actors of Governance and Development in the Field (Moldova)

Deadline: 6 March 2020

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for a program entitled “Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as actors of governance and development in the field”.

Program Objectives and Priorities

The global objective of this call for proposals is to enable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage as actors of governance and development at country level.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

Strengthen CSOs participation in the reform process in the following priority areas: budget monitoring, justice, anticorruption.
Increase women’s participation in decision-making.
Increase the voice of youth in the society.

The priorities of this call for proposals are gender equality, youth and CSOs participation in the reform process.

Size of Grants

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

minimum amount: EUR 990,000
maximum amount: EUR 1,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

Lead applicant

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-profit-making and
be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation and
be established in the Republic of Moldova or a Member State of the European Union.
For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise , if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicnts will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of Article [insert reference to the Article allowing termination of the grant agreement (change of the legal situation of the beneficiary)] of the grant agreement’.
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.

Co-applicant(s)

Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself.

Affiliated entities

The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies).
Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s):
Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
Entities affiliated to an applicant may hence be:
Entities directly or indirectly controlled by the applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by the applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association,…) as the proposed affiliated entities.

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