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European Commission: Grants for Governance and Development in Mali

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on May 27, 2021
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The European Commission is calling proposals for Civil Society Organizations, Actors of Governance and Development in Mali to support the development efforts of CSOs on the ground, particularly with regard to new priorities: climate change and the environment, gender equality, youth, root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement, crisis and fragility.

The general objective of this call is to help support / strengthen civil society organizations as actors in governance and development in Mali.

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This call for proposals has for specific objective to allow cultural actors to identify what are the challenges of governance and development in Mali and to make their(s) response(s).

a) Climate Change;
b) The participation of women in the decision-making process;
c) Improving the attention given to the voice of young people;
d) Prevention of irregular migration and forced displacement;
e) Participation in the prevention and mitigation of risks in fragile or conflict zones.

The lead applicant must:
1. Be a legal person or a natural person;
2. Be not for profit;
3. Belong to one of the following categories of organizations:
a) non-governmental organization,
b) association,
c) public sector operator,
d) international (intergovernmental) organization;
4. Be established in EU Member States, European Economic Area countries, IPA II beneficiary countries, developing countries and territories which are not members of the G20, the overseas countries and territories (OCTs) referred to in Council Decision 2013/755 / EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of countries and territories overseas to the European Union, the member states of the OECD;
5. Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and the affiliated entity(ies), and not act as an intermediary.

Co-applicants must meet the same eligibility criteria as those which apply to the lead applicant.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must be between the following minimum and maximum amounts.
For lot 1 - minimum amount: 75.000 EUR; maximum amount: 150.000 EUR.
For lot 2 - minimum amount: 5 0.000 EUR; maximum amount: 300.000 EUR.

Application deadline: 28 May 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 21
Apr 21

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
Apr 23
Apr 23

Thanks, Ana.