On 30 June, the European Commission launched a EUR 2,500,000 call for proposals aiming at supporting Civil Society Organisation (CSO) capacity building, sustainability, effectiveness, transparency and accountability; to reinforce CSO involvement and impact in policy-making and actions in the public interest; and to strengthen CSO cooperation with other stakeholders to jointly tackle societal needs.
The sixth “Cypriot Civil Society in action” call for proposals targets these objectives by:
– Strengthening the organisational capacities, outreach and impact of civil society in promoting and defending democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms, cultural diversity and reconciliation;
– Reinforcing Partnerships, Cooperation and Networking across Cyprus and/or with CSOs from other EU Member States to jointly address societal needs.
The call represents a unique opportunity for Civil Society Organisations to reinforce their capacity, actions and cooperation and make a change for the benefit of all.
Projects to be supported will range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 350,000 for a two to three year implementation period.
The full Guidelines for potential grant applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site under the reference EUROPEAID 155191: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome
In the first instance only concept notes would have to be submitted. Applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
The deadline for submission of proposals (concept note) is 12 September 2017, 17:00 Cyprus local time.
A launch event for this call will be held on 13 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20.00 at the Büyük Han, in the northern part of Nicosia in the presence of European Commission officials. Interested local stakeholders are invited to attend.
A series of information sessions and trainings will take place in July throughout the northern part of the island.
More information on these sessions and trainings will be available on www.abbilgi.eu, www.facebook.com/ABBilgi and www.facebook.com/ec.cyprus and will also be made public in local media.
This initiative is funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.
Cypriot press is invited to cover the meeting.
For further information, the European Commission contact person for this call is:
Charlotte Goyon (E-mail: SRSS-CSA@ec.europa.eu)