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Call for Applications for Human Rights Fund 2021 – Romania

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 26, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2021
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The Embassy of the Netherlands in Bucharest has launched an open call for project applications within its delegated Human Rights Fund.

The project applications must be in line with at least one of the Dutch government’s human rights policy priorities and should be focused on the areas mentioned below:
• Freedom of expression and internet freedom;
• Freedom of religion or belief;
• Equal rights for LGBTI persons;
• Equal rights for women and girls.

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The Embassy of the Netherlands is inviting Romanian civil society organizations to submit project proposals focusing, on one hand, on strengthening the promotion of human rights in Romania and, on the other hand, on enhancing their capacity to work with the Romanian government towards the implementation of public policies intended to effectively defend human rights.

Applicant organizations should have a solid track record of activities in and commitment to the policy area and the communities targeted by the project.

Applications must:
1. be presented in the requested format;
2. focus on one of the priority areas mentioned above;
3. set clear and feasible goals to deliver sustainable results, including cooperation with relevant governmental stakeholders where appropriate;
4. not relate to ongoing projects, humanitarian initiatives and profit-generating activities, as they are not eligible for funding

Projects must start in 2021 and finish no later than 2023.

Grants request should fall within the range of €5,000 to €24,999.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2021 at 12.00.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 26
Mar 26

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, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thanks, Ana.