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Open Call for Civil Society Organization Development (Lao PDR)

Open Call for Civil Society Organization Development (Lao PDR)

Deadline: 26-Oct-22

The European Commission (EC) is seeking proposals for Civil Society Organization Development.

Objectives
The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to green and inclusive economic growth in the Lao PDR.
The specific objective of this call is to reinforce the technical capacities of the Lao CSOs to promote Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) with a special focus on youth and women.
Types of lots
The expected results are as follows according the below Lots:

Lot 1: Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
Enhanced technical capacities of national CSOs in participating and promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), especially amongst and through youth and women.
Lot 2: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
Enhanced climate smart agriculture practices among rural disadvantaged farmers for livelihoods improvement, with special attention to youth and women.
Priorities
The priorities of this call for proposals are:

The action shall pursue one of the above lots and contribute to capacity building in promoting local CSOs, Youth and Women Groups in policy dialogue, advocacy, awareness raising, in line with the global objective of the call for proposals.
The action should prioritise areas/organisations/groups where the capacity is weak and/or newly small groups/organisations and avoid duplication with other activities supported by the EU and/or other development partners.
Particular attention should be paid to the most vulnerable segments of the populations i.e. women, youth, migrant workers/returnees, informal workers, persons with special needs, urban poor, low-income/income less households, farmers, unemployed youth/work force, children from poor communities, ethnic, and elderly persons.
All actions must respect the principles of human rights and integrate one or more of the cross-cutting issues, such as climate change, environment protection, gender equality and women economic empowerment, the protection and promotion of women and children’s rights, indigenous rights, rights of people with special needs.
Funding Information
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 3,000,000.00.
Indicative allocation of funds by lot distribution:
Lot 1: Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
Total available budget: EUR 1,500,000.00.
Lot 2: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
Total available budget: EUR 1,500,000.00.
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
For both lots:
minimum amount: EUR 1,300,000.00
maximum amount: EUR 1,500,000.00
Eligibility Criteria
Lead Applicant(s)
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person
be non-profit-making
be civil society organisation
be established in a Member State of the European Union or in a Member State of the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Lao PDR officially registered in accordance with the legislation in force in the country concerned.
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)
The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter:
Number of co-applicants should not be more than three and at least one of co-applicants must be a Lao CSO, legally established in Lao PDR.
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.
Co-applicants must sign the mandate.
If awarded the grant contract, the co-applicant(s) (if any) will become beneficiary(ies) in the action (together with the coordinator)
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 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.
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