European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Turkey Programme

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute, through supporting civil society organisations, to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. This call for proposals is aligned with the EU’s priorities as identified in policies and regulations, notably the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015-2019 and the specific human rights guidelines adopted by the EU. The specific objective of this call for proposals is strengthening civil society’s involvement in the making, implementation and monitoring of human rights policies at local and national levels. Civil society can play a crucial role in ensuring the respect, promotion and protection of human rights in the making, implementation and monitoring of policies at local and national levels. For the purposes of this call for proposals, civil society organisations that use a rights-based approach as a framework that integrates the norms, principles, standards and goals of the international rights system into their plans and processes of activities are targeted.

The priorities of this call for proposals are: (1) women rights, gender based violence; (2) LGBTI rights; (3) prevention of torture and ill-treatment; (4) freedom of expression, conscience, religion, media, assembly and association; (5) access to justice, right to fair trial and due process; (6) rights of children; (7) improvement of prison system and human rights in prisons; (8) fight against impunity; (9) anti-discrimination, cultural rights, minority rights; (10) rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; and (11) social rights and equal opportunities (including but not limited to people with disabilities, trade union rights, right to education, health, housing, environment).

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person; (2) be non-profit-making; and (3) be non-governmental organisation.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Turkey.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €3,100,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between €200,000 and €500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 12 March 2019 at  16:00 (Brussels date and time).