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EUDiF’s Capacity Development Lab Program for Diaspora organisations - Europe

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 18, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 16, 2021
EUDiF’s Capacity Development Lab (CDL) poster
EUDiF’s Capacity Development Lab (CDL) poster

As the first ever European Union (EU) funded project to take a global approach to diaspora engagement for development, the EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF) pilots approaches to increase engagement between diaspora development organisations in Europe, partner countries and the EU.

EUDiF’s Capacity Development Lab (CDL) aims to equip diaspora organisations in Europe, partner countries and regional organisations with skills, tools and knowledge, empowering them to, ultimately, foster diaspora engagement. To this end, the technical capacity development support provided by EUDiF is demand-driven, small scale and strictly skills / tools / knowledge-oriented.

Types of eligible support - EUDiF provides technical support to:
• Develop strategic documents and / or training tools.
Examples of activities: draft laws, strategies, guidelines, manuals, curriculum, policies.
• Organise knowledge transfer events.
Examples of activities: conduct trainings, facilitated workshops, seminars, webinars.
• Conduct assessments, research and / or evaluations.
Examples of activities: conduct needs assessment, surveys, data collection, profiling, mapping, monitoring and evaluation tools.
• Provide know-how for visibility and communication activities.
Examples of activities: conduct awareness raising activities, create communication toolkits.
• Facilitate networking and partnerships.
Examples of activities: networking activities.

Utilize This Offer

Diaspora organisations in Europe, public authorities in partner countries and regional organisations are invited to apply for technical capacity development support in the area of diaspora engagement for development.

EUDiF’s Capacity Development Lab (CDL) aims to equip diaspora organisations in Europe, partner countries and regional organisations with skills to enhance collaboration for development.

This is an application for a small-scale technical assistance programme and NOT a grant. EUDiF will manage the budget and the financing of the selected activities.

The Main (Lead) Applicant eligibility:
1. Local and central public institutions.
2. Only public institutions from partner countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific region.
Examples of public institutions: Ministries, departments, courts, congress, city councils, municipalities, prefectures, public corporations, public hospitals, public educational institutions, public museums, research institutes.
3. Not-for-profit diaspora organisations and networks based in Europe (in the EU 27, Switzerland and/or Norway) and representing diasporas from partner countries.
4. Individual diaspora members are not eligible.
5. Regional organisations.
6. Intergovernmental organisations composed by sovereign states in Africa, Asia, Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific whose membership is characterised by pertaining to a specific geographic, geopolitical, economic or other common trait.
7. International organisations are not eligible.
8. Each application can be submitted by up to two main applicants.

EUDiF focuses on capacity development in three key areas of intervention:
a) Supporting partner countries in enabling diaspora engagement for development.
b) Empowering diaspora organisations based in Europe.
c) Fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Deadline for applications: 16 July 2021 at 23:59 CEST.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the results by end of October 2021.

Following selection, EUDiF and successful applicants will jointly develop an action plan that defines the operational phase to start in January 2022.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 18
Jun 18

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 21
Jun 21

Thanks, Ana.