European Union: Providing Basic Services to Refugees in Thailand and Myanmar

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Deadline: 27 May 2016

European Union is seeking proposals from organisations with an aim to continue with the provision of basic services in the nine camps and in the hosting communities in Thailand, while preparing Myanmar refugees for a possible return process.

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It also aims to contribute to a long-term solution to the challenges encountered by the Myanmar refugees living in 9 camps along the Myanmar border.

Expected Outcomes

  • Continued access to basic services for refugees in the nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border and their hosting communities, leading to self-reliant and sustainable outcomes.
  • Improved camp governance through sector-based interventions, leading to more self-reliant and empowered encamped refugees, including the most vulnerable.
  • Improved preparedness for a sustainable voluntary return, in line with international standards (spontaneous and promoted return).

Grant Information

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The call is divided into three lots.

  • Lot 1: Actions covering both health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) sectors
    • Any grant requested under this call for proposal must fall between EUR 3 900 000 to EUR 4 000 000
  • Lot 2: Actions on education sector
    • Any grant requested under this call for proposal must fall between EUR 1 900 000 to EUR 2 000 000
  • Lot 3: Actions on livelihoods sector or protection/governance sector
    • Any grant requested under this call for proposal must fall between EUR 1 400 000 to EUR 1 500 000


The bulk of the actions must be implemented in the nine refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border and their hosting communities, targeted activities carried-out across the border, in South-East Myanmar may also be foreseen to contribute to preparedness for a voluntary return

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The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a non-governmental organisation, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation or RTG agencies at central or local level  and
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or one of the eligible countries set for the DCI Regulation under the Art. 9 of the CIR Regulation. This obligation does not apply to international organisations and
    • 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 and
    • operate in partnership with at least one local partner
  • The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter. Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies) that include:
    • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by an applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by an applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
    • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
    • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).

How to Apply

To apply to this call for proposals, organisations must register in PADOR and submit their application in PROSPECT.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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