Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/177407/DH/ACT/
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 31.01.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000.000€
Total available budget: 36.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the full enjoyment of all human rights, be they civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, by all, and to work together with all key actors to advance their realisation. The specific objectives of this call for proposals are to protect and empower individuals and to promote a global system for human rights and democracy, with a particular focus on:

1. Business and Human Rights (Lot 1): to prevent corporate harm and ensure corporate accountability by supporting the role of civil society actors in the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs)12 on BHRs (Business and Human Rights), and related EU legislation on human rights and environmental due diligence
2. Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) – special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (Lot 2): to support transparency and the effective monitoring and advocacy by civil society actors of compliance with international conventions relevant to the EU’s special incentives arrangement GSP+
3. Combatting Forced labour (Lot 3): to contribute to eradicating forced labour worldwide
4. Equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ persons (Lots 4 and 5): to promote equality of LGBTIQ persons and their inclusion in all spheres of public and private life, in line with related EU guidelines
5. Freedom of Religion or Belief (Lot 6): to promote and protect the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief, in line with EU guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion ad belief (FoRB)

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be a specific type of organisation such as: be a non-governmental civil society organisation (CSO) and (3) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.

3) Location

Actions must take place at global, regional or multi-country level in different countries and demonstrate clearly the added value of the multi-country approach in relation to the sectors of intervention.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €36,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €1,000,000 and maximum €5,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (51%) 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 31 January 2024.

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