Deadline- July 3, 2012
The European Union is founded on the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. This thematic instrument, which entered into force on 1 January 2007, reflects the high political profile and specific Treaty mandates relating to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and provide worldwide financial support for activities in this area.
The general objectives of the new funding instrument, as defined by the EIDHR Regulation, are to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law, and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as part of Community policy on development cooperation and economic, financial and technical cooperation with third countries, consistent with the foreign policy of the European Union as a whole.
The new instrument aims at helping civil society to become an effective force for political reform and defense of human rights in third countries. EIDHR offers independence of action, to provide assistance in principle without needing the consent of the authorities, which is an essential feature of cooperation with civil society organizations at the national level, particularly in sensitive areas of democracy and human rights.
- be legal persons
- belong to one of the following categories: non-governmental organizations, international organizations (intergovernmental) as specified by Article 43 of the Implementing Rules of the Financial Regulations of the European Community and
- be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an official candidate country or a country receiving assistance under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) established by Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 of 17 July 2006, a member of the EEA (European Economic Area) countries or developing, as defined by the Development Assistance Committee of OECD (including Burundi). This condition does not apply to international organizations;
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their partners and not just acting as an intermediary;
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