A Call for Proposals under a Grant Initiative to strengthen cooperation with civil society organisations in conflict mitigation in North Africa has been launched by the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), with funding from the European Union.
The Initiative seeks to provide funding support to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working in the area of democratic citizenship, conflict prevention and mitigation, human rights, intercultural dialogue, peace building and inclusive societies, education, social entrepreneurship and innovation in the North Africa region, with particular focus on Libya and Tunisia.
The main objectives of this Grant programme are:
- Strengthen the capacity of civil society and non-state actors to deliver innovative actions aimed at conflict mitigation in the Maghreb region;
- Strengthen the capacity of media to contribute to a responsible and pluralistic media environment;
- Support innovative projects in the field of conflict mitigation and disseminate lessons learned and best practices.
The main target groups and beneficiaries will be civil society organisations, media, cultural and religious associations, women and youth organisations and local communities.
Proposals with budgets ranging from 30,000 USD to maximum 60,000 USD will be considered for award. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 3 July 2016, 23.59 h (CET time).
(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)