Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and Caribbean Project
The Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC) project is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), funded and designed in collaboration with the European Union (EU), supports governments and companies in their efforts to promote and maintain Responsible Business Conduct in accordance with international standards.
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The project aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth both in the European Union and in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting responsible practices of business conduct in line with the instruments of the UN, ILO and OECD. In this framework, the ILO is responsible for administering a fund to promote and strengthen RBC practices among both Latin American and Caribbean and European companies, including, among others, SMEs.
The RBCLAC project aims to:
Support governments, businesses and stakeholders in their efforts to promote and uphold responsible business conduct in line with international standards;
Promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting responsible business conduct through a mix of regional and country-specific activities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
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The specific objectives of the fund are twofold:
To facilitate collaboration among RBC initiatives.
To facilitate the development of activities conceived and executed by non-for-profit entities that promote and strengthen the adoption of RBC practices to be implemented by Latin American and Caribbean and European companies, including but not limited to SMEs.
For this call, a total of three (3) grants will be offered for a minimum amount of US$ 85,000 and a maximum amount of US$ 100,000 each.
All activities must start no later than 60 days after receiving the initial grant instalment. The timeframe of the activities may vary, depending on their nature. The maximum project duration is 10 months; therefore, all activities need to be completed within 12 months after receiving the initial grant instalment, including the evaluation and final/progress reports.
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Eligible applicant organizations include non-profit entities, including government agencies or other public, national, regional, local or state agencies; employers’ organizations, workers’ organizations, legally recognized non-governmental entities or international organizations. United Nations Agencies, Funds, Programs and Specialized Organizations are not eligible.
Legally constituted grassroots organizations and academic, research and educational institutions with activities in the selected countries are also eligible: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru, including those with experience in the subject, as well as the European Union Chambers of Commerce. All applicant organizations or entities must be legally registered and/or incorporated in one of the selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean or in one of the European Union Member States.
The entity that applies must be based or constituted in at least one (1) of the three countries of each sub-region, and the proposed project may develop its actions in one (1), two (2) or in all three (3 ) countries of that sub-region. Notwithstanding, priority will be given to proposals covering more than one country.
How to Apply?
Only complete applications that meet the established criteria will be considered.
Application forms, including all required documents, must be completed on the online platform. Applications and documents sent by email or post will not be accepted.
The deadline for submission is midnight on December 22, 2020 (Brussels time zone). Applications submitted after the closing date of the call will be automatically rejected.
For more information, visit https://rbclac-fund.org/?lang=en