EACEA Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Inclusion through Education, Training & Youth

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The European Commision in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals will support projects in the fields of education, training and youth, which aim at upscaling and disseminating innovative good practices falling under the scope of the Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.

The programme is divided into two lots

  • Lot 1: Education and training (EUR 10 000 000)
  • Lot 2: Youth (EUR 3 000 000)

Objectives

  • Preventing violent radicalisation and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship.
  • Fostering the inclusion of disadvantaged learners, including persons with a migrant background, while preventing and combating discriminatory practices.

Size of Grant

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 500 000.

Eligible Countries

  • 28 Member States of the European Union
  • EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
  • EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth in the areas covered by the Paris Declaration:

  • educational institutions and other learning providers
  • public authorities at national/regional/local level responsible for education, training and youth;
  • non-profit organisations (NGOs)
  • research institutions
  • trade organisations and social partners
  • guidance and recognition centres
  • international organisations
  • private companies
  • networks of the organisations listed above are also eligible as long as they have legal personality
  • Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Initiatives for policy innovation.

Call for Proposals 2016: CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) are currently inviting proposals for its CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism with an aim to investigative reporting despite the difficult conditions under which they often have to operate.

Award Categories

The Call is divided into two categories:

  • Professional journalists (4.000 EUR)
  • Young professional journalists(1.000 EUR)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Call is open to nationals of the 18 CEI Member States: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
  • Print, Radio, TV, news agencies and Internet media are admitted.
  • For Category 1: candidates should have been actively engaged in investigative reporting over the last two years and should still be active in journalism. Two samples of journalistic work will be relevant for the evaluation by the jury.
  • For Category 2: candidates should have been actively involved in investigative reporting, even in the context of training activities organised by schools/universities/NGOs and, as a result, should have published at least one investigative story meeting all professional standards. One sample of journalistic work will be relevant for the evaluation by the jury.

How to Apply

  • Applicant must download the application form via given website.
  • The following documents in PDF format shall be uploaded:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • A recommendation letter
    • Up to three samples of journalistic work in a single PDF document
    • Material prepared in local languages should be accompanied by a short summary in English

For more information, please visit CEI SEEMO Award.

PeaceNexus Foundation’s 2016 Organizational Development Grant

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The PeaceNexus Foundation has announced a call for applications for its 2016 Organizational Development Grant. NGOs in the Western Balkans, West Africa, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan as well as international NGOs can apply for this opportunity.

Eligibility criteria

  • Only registered non-profit organisations with a peacebuilding relevant mandate and activities are eligible;
  • Think-tanks, academic institutions and policy makers without operational peace-building activities in a context affected by violent conflict are not eligible;
  • Applicant organisations must have a bank account, publish annual financial reports, be accountable to a constituency and have a governing body;
  • Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to non-violence, gender equality and ethnic diversity;
  • Individuals and organisations that are currently working with PeaceNexus, as consultants, grantees or partners receiving advisory services, are not eligible for PeaceNexus organisational development support;

In 2016, local CSOs/NGOs from the following countries are eligible:

  • West Africa: Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, The Gambia
  • Balkans: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Myanmar

The main criteria are:

  • The organisation is eligible, has a peace relevant mandate in the given context and has the potential to be a ‘champion of change’.
  • The request is convincing, the support PeaceNexus is able to provide is likely to be relevant for the applicant and there is appetite and space for organisational change.

For more information, visit this link: http://peacenexus.org/supporting-ngos/building-organisational-capacities/od-call-2016/

USAID/Macedonia: M-Media Program to Support Development of Pluralistic Media Environment

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Macedonia is seeking applications from eligible prospective Macedonian organizations to fund “Macedonia Media (M-Media) Program – Media Content Production” that will support the development of a more pluralistic media environment by working with a range of content providers focused on improved public access to, awareness of, and engagement with an array of public interest subjects.

The program’s objective is to increase pluralism and transparency in the media environment and will focus on increasing access to information through content production that enables wider diffusion of knowledge and objectively-presented information within the country.

Funding Information

  • Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/Macedonia anticipates awarding multiple awards up to $1 million each, with a total available amount of funding of $3 million.
  • The duration of the proposed program should be 12 to 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications should be from qualified local, Macedonian entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals.
  • All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law.
  • Public International Organizations are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Media Content Production.

Global Reconciliation Fund: 2016 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict management and Mitigation (CMM) invites applications from qualified entities for funding a program entitled “2016 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (Global Reconciliation Fund)”. The program carry out the activities that mitigate conflict and promote reconciliation by bringing together individuals of different ethnic, religious, or political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war.

The program aims to make significant strides in the overall goal of conflict mitigation, peace and reconciliation through the implementation of People-to-People (P2P) activities in selected eligible conflict-affected countries.

Funding Information

  • Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide approximately US $16,000,000 in total USAID funding.
  • The ceiling for the single award under this program is US $1,500,000.
  • Actual funding amount are subject to availability of funds as well as content, quality and number of applications received, needs and competing priorities.

Funding Range

  • For Local Entities Only: Funding Range between $100,000 and $800,000
  • For Local Entities and Non-Local Entities (except for Colombia): Funding Range between $800,000 and $1,500,000

Eligible Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Burundi, Liberia. Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Colombia

Eligibility Criteria

  • USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals.
  • USAID welcomes applications from entities that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • With the exception of one funding category and all programming in Colombia, the following types of entities (both local and non-local) are eligible to apply.
    • U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit NGOs
    • U.S. and Non-U.S. For-Profit NGOs
    • U.S. and Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities
    • Public International Organisations (PIOs)
    • Only local entities may apply for funding in the lower funding category.
    • For programming in Colombia, only local entities may apply.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Global Reconciliation Fund.

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Call for Proposals 2016: CEI Cooperation Fund for Innovative Actions favouring Mobility & Networking

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The Central European Initiative (CEI) is currently inviting proposals for its CEI Cooperation Fund for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking. CEI Cooperation Activities aim at capacity building by knowledge transfer and sharing, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States, and at exchanging experiences and good practice among all CEI Member States by favouring mobility and networking.

Proposals need to focus on capacity building by transferring and sharing know-how, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States. The activities can take the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, and training activities.

Funding Information

Applicants can request a CEI contribution up to the maximum amount of fifteen thousand Euro (15.000 EUR).

Member Countries

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

Eligibility Criteria

  • All public and private entities based and registered in CEI Member States (mentioned above) as well as international/regional organizations can apply.
  • Individuals cannot apply.
  • All Applicants shall refer to their legal status within the Application Form, referring to the relevant legislation or act as appropriate.
  • Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organisations as well as private entities shall annex an official proof of registration to the Application Form with a courtesy translation into English.
  • This requirement is mandatory.

How to Apply

Applicant must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

Nominations Open for Midwives4all Prize 2016: Saving the Lives of Mothers, New born & Families!

Deadline: 6 April 2016

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is currently inviting applicants for its Midwives4all Prize 2016 with a motive to increase the visibility of their good work in saving the lives of mothers, new born and families.

The Midwives4all Prize, a certificate of recognition, is awarded to an exceptional midwife who has demonstrated her/his achievements as a change-agent in the midwifery profession through education, provision of services, regulation, research, midwifery association development, and/or advocacy in his/her country.

Eligible countries

Nigeria, Ethiopia, Columbia, Romania, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Angola, Zambia, Mexico, Belarus, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a midwife and a national of one or more of the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • Be a midwife actively working in the public or non-profit health sector in clinical work, education, association, regulation, research, advocacy, or outreach
  • Be a positive role model—dynamic, motivated, passionate and an agent for change
  • Promote and participate in building a positive work environment, staff growth, mentorship, learning and development, if applicable
  • Her or his story should illustrate the challenges faced in their daily work and how these challenges have been overcome

How to Apply

Applicants must download the nomination form via given website and submit the required documents:

  • Nomination form
  • A current CV or Resume
  • A current Photo of the Nominee
  • Two letters of Support or References for the nominated midwife

For more information, please visit Midwives4all Prize 2016.

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Apply for European Social Innovation Competition 2016!

Deadline: 8 April 2016

The European Commission is seeking entries from individuals, groups and organizations for its Social Innovation Competition 2016 whose aim is to promote the integration of refugees and migrants.

Competition Themes

  • Education and skills development
  • Employment and entrepreneurship
  • Access to appropriate housing and health services
  • Safety and human rights
  • Community cohesion and cultural diversity

Funding available

The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Competition is open to everyone (individuals or legal entities) resident in EU Member States and in countries participating in Horizon 2020 (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine).
  • Ideas and proposals from all sources, sectors and all types of organisations including for-profit, nonfor-profit, or private companies are welcome. Applications involving several organisations and/or from various countries are possible.
  • Entries must be original ideas from contestants. They may propose new or improved ways to implement existing solutions, combine them, or adapt them to a different context or target group, but they cannot be exact copies of those. The contestants must demonstrate the novelty of their solution, in comparison with those already developed/implemented by themselves or by others in their context.
  • The contestants are also expected to indicate how the participation in the Competition may benefit their idea (e.g. prize, mentoring, networking, visibility or other related benefit).
  • Contestants that have already received an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.
  • Contestants may submit more than one entry and be named as a partner in more than one entry. All costs of entering the Competition must be borne by contestants.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Innovation Competition 2016.

USAID/Macedonia: LGBTI Inclusion Project to Increase Awareness of LGBTI Rights & Advocacy

Deadline: 14 April 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Macedonia is seeking applications from eligible prospective Macedonian organizations to fund a program entitled LGBTI Inclusion to seek, provide independent oversight of government and party activity without being harassed, sued, and demonized.

Objectives

  • Increasing awareness of LGBTI rights and advocacy.
  • Ensuring a safe place for vulnerable members of the community.
  • Developing institutional capacity by facilitating networks and the engagement of the LGBTI community members with each other (nationally and regionally), the broader CSO community, and local and national institutions.
  • Assist LGBTI CSOs to build alliances with human rights and media CSOs to combat hate speech and exclusionary narratives.

Funding Information

  • Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/Macedonia anticipates awarding one Cooperative Agreement in amount of $300,000.
  • The duration of the proposed program should be 18 months. The anticipated start date for this activity is on or about August 1, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications should be from qualified local, Macedonian entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations.
  • USAID defines a local organization as one that:
    • Is organized under the laws of the recipient country
    • Has its principal place of business in Macedonia
    • Is majority-owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the recipient country or is managed by the governing body, the majority of whose members are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Macedonia
    • Is not controlled by a foreign entity or by an individual or individuals who are not citizens or permanent residents of Macedonia.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals.

How to Apply

The application must be submitted electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit LGBTI Inclusion Project.

European Commission: Creative Europe-Cross Sectoral Refugees Integration Projects

Deadline: 28 April 2016

European Commission is seeking proposals for its Creative Europe-Cross Sectoral Refugees Integration Projects 2016 to support cultural, audio-visual and cross-sectorial projects that aim to facilitate the integration of refugees into European communities by fostering respect and understanding for diversity, democratic values and citizenship, intercultural dialogue, tolerance and respect for other cultures.

Objectives

  • The establishment of a Guarantee Facility targeting the cultural and creative sectors
  • The promotion of transnational policy cooperation
  • Supporting a network of Creative Europe Desks

Projects Priorities

Priority will be given to projects that can:

  • help refugees and migrants socialize and express themselves without necessarily speaking immediately the host country language.
  • be learning platforms in a wider sense, fostering respect and understanding for diversity, intercultural and civic competencies, democratic values and citizenship.
  • give EU citizens the opportunity to discover, learn from and understand the values and cultures of refugees and migrants and – in the process rediscover and enrich their own.
  • support the showcasing and co-creation of cultural and/or audiovisual works across Europe.
  • offer the possibility of collaboration with organisations in other sectors in order to stimulate a more comprehensive, rapid, effective and long-term response to this global challenge.

Funding Information

  • An estimated budget of 1,6 million EURO is available for co financing up to 80% of the total eligible budget.
  • 8-12 projects will be selected. The minimum grant is 100.000€ and the maximum is 200.00€
  • The maximum duration of a project is 24 months.
  • Applications that fall outside this funding framework will not be considered.

Eligibility Countries

  • The 28 Member States of the European Union,
  • The EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland and Norway,
  • EU candidate countries: Turkey, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
  • Potential candidate: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible projects are implemented by creative partnerships that will involve a project leader and at least two other partners (having their legal seat in at least two different countries taking part in the Culture sub-programme of Creative Europe).
  • The project leader and at least one of the partners must be active in the cultural and creative sectors. The additional partners may be active in relevant sectors such as the public, social, healthcare, educational spheres or any other field that could support the integration of refugees.
  • Individuals may not apply for a grant.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Creative Europe.

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