Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility

logo_frEuropean Commission has launched an open call for projects in the frame of the programme: Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument) Regional actions.

The overall objective of the Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility is to strengthen and promote civil society’s role in reforms and democratic changes taking place in Neighbourhood countries, through increased participation in the fulfilment of Neighbourhood Policy objectives.

The Facility pursues the following specific objectives:

To strengthen CSOs capacities to promote reform and increase public accountability, including to increase the understanding and knowledge by CSOs of EU (ENP) policy instruments and programmes, new aid modalities, EU procedures and improving CSO´s technical skills to respond to calls for proposals;
To strengthen CSOs’ involvement in the policy-making process and in policy dialogue; to strengthen CSOs’ role as watchdog players; to increase interaction between CSOs and authorities at the regional, national and local levels;
To increase CSOs involvement in programming, implementation and monitoring of EU assistance and policies in the region, in particular to facilitate civil society actor’s participation in (selected) sector policy dialogues between the EU and the partner countries.
To support CSOs’ role in local development.

This Call for Proposals is split in three lots:

Lot 1 covering the Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine).
Lot 2 covering the Southern Neighbourhood countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel3, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria4, Tunisia).
Lot 3 covering the countries of the Neighbourhood region involved in the Maghreb integration process (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya).

More about the call here

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