EU seeking proposals for Human Rights and Democracy interventions

EU seeking proposals for Human Rights and Democracy interventions

PRESS RELEASE:-The European Union is seeking proposals for projects designed to support small-scale and innovative actions in the field of Human Rights and Democracy. The aim of the intervention is to promote and support democracy and human rights within the context of the EU’s policy of development co-operation.

The European Instrument of Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is designed to help Civil Society become an effective force for political reform and defence of human rights. The scope of the present EIDHR action aims at strengthening Civil Society Organisations in promoting human rights.

EU Ambassador Daniela Tramacere said: “This call for proposals is aimed at selecting activities related to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, mainly through civil society organisations. In addition, we foresee assisting civil society organisations with capacity building”.

The overall objective is to contribute to the respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States by promoting an environment free from discrimination and abuse.

The deadline for proposals is 6 October 2017. The Guidelines for Applicants are available at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome using reference number 156697.

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