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EU announces EIDHR Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) in Malawi

EU announces EIDHR Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) in Malawi

Deadline: 25 November 2019

The European Union (EU) is currently seeking proposals from eligible organizations for its “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) in Malawi”.

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to empower civil society organizations on the ground and support their efforts to advance and defend democracy and human rights as well as consolidate their role as actors for positive change.

The priority of this call for proposals is to support to civil society actions aimed at promoting and protecting human rights defenders in the country.

Proposals should, whenever relevant, propose:

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  • Innovative approaches or methodologies, with the potential of replication on a greater scale, including the use of new information and communication technologies, social media etc.;
  • Focus on the needs and challenges faced by the most vulnerable and marginalized groups and/or encourage the constitution and capacity-building of networks of local organizations and implementing actors.
  • Actions that contribute to strengthening dialogue and collaboration of CSOs’ and local and national authorities.

Funding Information

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

  • minimum amount: EUR 100,000
  • maximum amount: EUR 223,000

Duration

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The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 12 months nor exceed 24 months.

Location

Actions must take place in the Republic of Malawi.

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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 Civil Society Organization or an Association of CSOs and,
      • be established in a Member State of the European Union, in Malawi or in any eligible country or territory as defined under the Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for external action (CIR) for the EIDHR instrument.
      • If the lead applicant does not have it’s headquarter in Malawi, then it should mandatorily act with at least one Malawian co-applicant.
      • 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
    • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicants.
  • 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.
    • If awarded the grant contract, the co-applicant(s) (if any) will become beneficiary(ies) in the action (together with the coordinator).
  • Affiliated entity(ies)
    • 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.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2KWHVl2 and download the guidelines.

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