European Commission: Raising Public Awareness of Development Issues & Promoting Development Education in the EU

Deadline: 1 June 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting concept notes from eligible organisations for its Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme with an aim to anchor awareness and understanding of global development in societies.

This Call contains four lots:

  • Lot 1: Global learning education and campaigning and advocacy projects led by a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) or an association of CSOs, from EU member states.
  • Lot 2: Global Learning education and campaigning and advocacy projects led by a CSO or an association of CSOs from EU member states
  • Lot 3: Financial support to third parties – led by a CSO or an association of CSOs from EU member states
  • Lot 4: Global Learning education and campaigning and advocacy projects led by a Local Authority or Association of LAs, from EU member states.

Funding Information

The amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 92,950,000.

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased public awareness of global interdependencies between the European Union and developing countries
  • Increased public awareness of the global agenda on development, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and Habitat III.
  • Increased public awareness of the role of EU development cooperation;
  • Changing attitudes and improved public understanding of issues and difficulties facing developing countries and their peoples, in particular migration
  • Increased active engagement of the European public in major development debates and attempts to eradicate global poverty, promote justice, human rights, gender equality and sustainable ways of living
  • Better integration of development issues into formal and non-formal education systems in EU Member States
  • Higher level of engagement to promote coherence for development
  • Increased coordination, cohesion and coherence of development education on the European level and at EU Member State level
  • Increased engagement of LAs and associations of LAs in development education and awareness raising

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • be a legal person
  • be non-profit-making
  • be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) or an association of CSO
  • be established in a Member State of the European Union
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the Action with the co-applicants and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • be able to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field of development awareness raising and education for at least three years.
  • be established in an EU Member state

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
  • In order to apply for the program, the applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

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