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EU-Bolivia: European Instrument for the Democracy and Human Right

EU-Bolivia: European Instrument for the Democracy and Human Right


Deadline: 23 April 2019

The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for the Democracy and Human Right”.


The overall objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society organizations, activists and human rights defenders active on critical issues of human rights and democracy.

Priority Areas

The priorities of this call for proposals are:

  • Strengthening the capacities of defenders and the development of tools to carry out their defense activities and identify, report, protect and respond to risks;
  • the analysis and development of information systems on human rights violations and attacks on defenders in Bolivia;
  • The political inducement to promote a favorable environment for human rights defenders and the adoption and effective implementation of protection measures for human rights defenders;
  • legal advice to human rights defenders in Bolivia;
  • the articulation and strengthening of defenders’ networks.

Funding Information

The grants requested within this Call for Proposals will be comprised between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Minimum amount: EUR 900,000
  • Maximum amount: 1,090,000 EUR.

Eligibility Criteria

Principal applicant

  • To qualify for a grant, the principal applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • not have a profit motive and
    • be a civil society organization including non-profit non-governmental organizations, independent political foundations, community organizations, as well as the corresponding local, national, regional and international. The agencies, entities and non-profit organizations of the private sector will be excluded from this call and
    • be directly responsible, with its co-applicants and other affiliated entities, for the preparation and management of the action, and not simply to act as an intermediary.
    • No restriction of nationality will apply to the applicants or, as the case may be, to the co-applicants and affiliated entities. However, the main applicants must be legally registered in Bolivia according to the requirements established.
  • Potential applicants who are in one of the situations.


  • The co-applicants will participate in the design and execution of the action, and the costs incurred will be eligible in the same way as those incurred by the main applicant.
  • The co-applicants must meet the eligibility criteria applicable to the main applicant.

Affiliated entities

  • The principal applicant and his / her co-applicant (s) may act with affiliated entities.
  • Only the following entities may be considered entities affiliated with the main applicant or the co-applicant (s):
    • Only entities that have a structural link with the applicants (ie, the lead applicant or a co-applicant), especially if the link is legal or capital.
    • This structural link mainly covers two aspects:
      • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34 / EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and other related reports of certain types of companies:
        • Thus, the entities affiliated with an applicant can be:
          • Entities controlled directly or indirectly by the applicant (subsidiary companies or first level subsidiaries). They can also be entities controlled by an entity controlled in turn by the applicant (second level subsidiaries), and the same applies to the following levels of control.
          • Entities that directly or indirectly control the applicants (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities that control an entity that in turn controls the applicant.
          • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (associated companies).

How to Apply

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

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

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