The overall objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society in the countries and regions concerned, with a view to stepping up their role in conflict prevention, peace-building and crisis management.
This call for proposals aims to support civil society in the West Africa/Lake Chad Basin region on two themes:
1) Mediation, dialogue and confidence-building, and
2) Media and conflicts.
This is a restricted call for proposals. Initially, only concept notes must be submitted for
evaluation. Lead applicants who have been pre-selected will subsequently be invited to submit a full application.
After the full applications have been evaluated, an eligibility check will be performed for those that have been provisionally selected. Eligibility will be checked on the basis of the supporting documents requested by the contracting authority and the signed ‘declaration by the lead applicant’ sent together with the full application.
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The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
Lot 1: Supporting the setting up and development of a regional network of experts specialised in the prevention of conflicts and violent extremism, and in peace -building for West Africa and the Lake Chad Basin;
Lot 2: Maximising media potential (traditional media, at community level, social media etc.) on conflict dynamics to help build and consolidate sustainable peace in the countries concerned.
In order to be eligible for a grant
1. the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-profit-making and
be a civil society actor as listed under Article 1.3 of Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 establishing
an instrument contributing to stability and peace, which includes non-governmental
organisations, organisations representing indigenous peoples, local citizens and professional groups, cooperatives, trade unions, organisations representing economic and social interests,
local organisations (including networks) active in the area of regional decentralised cooperation and integration, consumer organisations, women’s and youth organisations, teaching, cultural,
research and scientific organisations, universities, churches and religious associations and communities, the media and any non-governmental associations and private and public foundations likely to contribute to the development or external dimension of internal policy.
Other bodies or actors not listed in this paragraph may be financed when necessary in order to achieve the objectives of these rules; and
2. For Lot 1, be established in one of the 18 countries covered by this lot;
3. For Lot 2, be established in a Member State of the European Union or any other eligible country or territory as indicated in Regulation (EU) No 236/2014; and
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;
5. Co-applicants as well as the affiliated entity(ies) must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to lead applicants.
6. Applicant organisations must first register in PADOR and then submit their application via PROSPECT.
Any grant requested under Lot 1 must be between the following minimum and maximum amounts: EUR 2 500 000 - EUR 3 000 000.
Any grant requested under Lot 2 must be between the following minimum and maximum amounts: EUR 750 000 - EUR 1 000 000.
Deadline for submission of concept notes: 31/03/2021 at 12:00 Brussels time.
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