The Active Citizens Fund has launched a Call for Proposals to promote, protect and respect gender equality, as well as, combatting gender-based violence.
Gender equality implies that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, thereby recognizing the diversity of different groups of women and men.
Equality between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development.
More specifically, the projects that will be selected will aim at
• strengthening advocacy and raising awareness on gender equality issues;
• monitoring violations related to gender equality and supporting gender-based violence victims;
• educating citizens, organisations and civil servants on issues related to gender equality and gender-based violence and
• strengthening collaboration of CSOs with Media in order to promote issues related to gender equality and gender-based violence.
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Eligible applicants are NGOs (CSOs) that are established in Greece and fall within the following definition: “A non-profit voluntary organization established as a legal entity, having a non-commercial purpose, independent of local, regional and central government, public entities, political parties and commercial organizations. Religious institutions and political parties are not considered NGOs”.
Eligible applicants shall abide by the principles of democratic values and human rights.
Currently, NGOs are invited to submit applications only for the 5th call “Gender equality promoted and Gender-Based Violence combatted” and the 6th call “Platforms and Networks among NGOs (CSOs) developed”.
The selected projects will be implemented throughout the Greek territory, at a local, regional or national level.
NGOs located in rural or/ and remote areas are highly encouraged to apply.
Projects may be implemented in partnership with project partners. All project partners must share a common goal and actively contribute towards achieving the project objective(s), as defined in the proposal. The role and specific obligations undertaken by each partner, must be clearly defined and justified in the project
There are three categories of awards (EUR):
Micro grants: 1,000.00 - 5,000.00;
Medium grants: 5,000.01 - 80,000.00;
Large grants: 80,000.01 - 200,000.00.
At least 15% of the total grant amount shall be allocated to Capacity Building activities of the civil society organizations (NGOs).
The duration of the micro projects will be between 1 and up to 6 months.
The duration of the medium projects will be between 6 and up to 24 months.
The duration of the large projects will be between 12 and up to 36 months.
Application deadline: 12 April 2021.
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