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EU announces EIDHR- Country Based Support Scheme in Eritrea

EU announces EIDHR- Country Based Support Scheme in Eritrea

Deadline: 27 June 2019

The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country-Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2018-2019 in Eritrea.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is: to support EU human rights priorities in accordance with the second objective of the Multi-annual Indicative Programme (2018-2020) for EIDHR.

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Priorities Area

The priorities of this call for proposals are:

  • protecting and defending the rights of vulnerable and marginalised women
  • protecting and defending the rights of vulnerable children
  • protecting and defending the rights of persons with disability as marginalised group
  • promoting and defending the rights of migrants and refugees, paying particular attention to victims of violence and trafficking of human beings
  • promoting and protecting the economic, social and cultural rights, particularly of vulnerable groups
  • advancing on business and human rights, in particular related to promoting corporate social responsibility.

Applicants are not expected to present an application covering all the above priorities.

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The following elements are considered of added value to achieve the specific objectives: encouragement of different types of partnerships between more and less experienced entities (e.g. with other Eritrean, African and European entities) to facilitate capacity spin-offs

  • enhancement of inclusiveness and pluralism of civil society
  • strengthening interventions in the dialogue process in the areas identified by the call’s objectives, including dialogue processes with local and international institutions and actors
  • targeting particularly remote areas, and
  • innovative approaches.

Size of Grants

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

  • minimum amount: EUR 200.000
  • maximum amount: EUR 350.000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
      • be a legal person, or an entity without legal personality , or a natural person and
      • be non-profit-making and
      • be a specific type of organisation such as:
      • civil society organisation or
      • natural person and
      • be established in any country
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations.
  • 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 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 coapplicant(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

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2VCvG4i and download the guidelines.

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