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CFPs for European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights - Turkey

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 11, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 15, 2021
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European Union (EU) has announced a call for proposals for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Turkey Program.

Since 2002, EIDHR has provided support to more than 150 projects in Turkey addressing issues ranging from freedom of expression to improved access to justice, fight against torture and impunity, women’s rights, protection and respect of cultural diversity.

This support has been instrumental in complementing Turkey’s reform efforts by enabling better participation of organized citizens in the reform process.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to support and empower civil society in the protection and promotion of democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms and thus contribute to the opening of civic, democratic, and civil society space.

This call for proposals is aligned with the EU’s priorities as identified in policies and regulations, notably the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy and the specific human rights guidelines adopted by the EU.

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The priorities of this call for proposals are:
a) Children and women’s rights, combating gender-based violence, rights of LGBTI persons;
b) Non-discrimination, rights of persons belonging to minorities, freedom of religion or belief;
c) Right to fair trial, fight against impunity, prevention of torture and ill-treatment, human rights in prison;
d) Freedom of expression, assembly, and association.

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
1. Be a legal person;
2. Be non-profit-making;
3. Be a civil society organisation;
4. 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.

No nationality restriction applies to lead applicants and, if any, to co-applicants and affiliated entities.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts: EUR 300,000 - EUR 600,000.

Applications deadline: 16 March 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 11
Feb 11

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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 and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 12
Feb 12

Thanks, Ana.