EC seeks Grant Proposals for Strengthening the Federal Justice Organs Professionals Training Centre in Ethiopia

European Commission through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has issued an open call seeking proposals from eligible organizations for strengthening the capacities of Federal Justice Organs Professionals Training Centre (JOPTC) for research, training and international relations. It is expected that the capacity enhancement for JOPTC can be achieved by cooperating with foreign institution operating at international level.

Global Objectives of the Call for Proposals

Enhancing capacities of JOPTC in the fields of research, international relations and training, through cooperation with a foreign institution of excellent quality at the international level

Specific Objectives of the Call for Proposals

  • –      to enhance the research capacities of JOPTC
  • –      to enhance the capacities of JOPTC to act as a centre of reference in the Ethiopia and in Africa
  • –      to enhance the training capacities of JOPTC

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • –      minimum amount: EUR 300.000
  • –      maximum amount: EUR 600.000


Types of activity – indicative but not limited to:

Sector 1

  • –      Advise and collaborate on the configuration of a research strategy and methodology
  • –      Participate in joint research on selected topics
  • –      Advise and collaborate on printed and on-line publication of research results
  • –      Advise and collaborate in the creation of a JOPTC periodical
  • –      Assist on joining judicial research networks and associations at the international level
  • –      Advise and collaborate on library development
  • –      Advise and support the adaptation of the Centre’s electronic library to legal/judicial research, with emphasis on comparative research

Sector 2

  • –      Advise and assist on establishing international relations and participating in international networking
  • –      Advise and support JOPTC in setting up its own International Relations Department
  • –                      Advise and collaborate on organizing an international conference on judicial training in Africa to take place in Addis Ababa
  • –      Assist JOPTC in becoming a benchmark at the national  and even the continental level, with advisory capacity to the institutions in federal states of Ethiopia and even other African countries

Sector 3

  • –      Organise, host and cover costs for study tours Advise and collaborate in preparing and producing a comprehensive study tour program for JOPTC trainers, with orientation- and training materials
  • –      Facilitate the compilation of a pedagogically designed summary report on the findings and the applicable lessons learnt from the study tours
  • –              Advise on and facilitate degree program opportunities for JOPTC staffLast date for submitting the proposals is January 31, 2012.

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