Deadline: 8 August 2015
The Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) is currently accepting concept notes from eligible non profit organizations for its Internships, Exchanges, and Placements Initiative Grants. Through this call for proposals, the Open Society Initiative for Europe aims to support the internal diversity, interconnectedness, and effectiveness of the antidiscrimination movement in Western Europe.
The call aims to support the antidiscrimination field by encouraging strengthened solidarity and interaction between mainstream or generalist human rights/antidiscrimination NGOs, minority-led or grassroots organizations, and a variety of actors, including young graduates with a minority background, researchers, and journalists.
Applications are invited to submit proposals that fall under one or more of the three schemes listed below.
- Internships: The first scheme consists of support for internships in applicant organizations by young graduates with a minority background.
- Exchanges: It is composed of three sub-categories, is related to exchanges that can be bilateral or unidirectional:
- between mainstream or generalist human rights/anti-discrimination NGOs on one side and minority-led or grassroots organizations on the other
- between NGOs working on different types of racism and discrimination
- between NGOs originating from different countries
- Placements: This call supports one-directional placements involving researchers or journalists.
- Applicants must be legally constituted nongovernmental organizations and be nonprofit oriented. This also includes professional associations (e.g. associations of journalists), trade unions, legal university clinics, or informal coalitions of NGOs led by a member with legal entity.
- Legally constituted NGOs based in above mentioned countries are welcome to apply to one or more of the schemes proposed.
- Applications from other Western European countries will be considered only if they are exchanges with an organization in one of the above mentioned eligible countries.
- Organizations with a proven track record in working on discrimination based on ethnicity, origin and/or religion are particularly welcome. Applications may come from mainstream or generalist human rights/antidiscrimination NGOs and minority-led or grassroots organizations.
- Applicants must note that while applying to several schemes (listed above), the Foundation typically require that at least two-thirds of an organization’s total budget come from non–Open Society sources.
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