The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote the respect for human rights in Albania, and to strengthen the role of civil society organisations in the consolidation of democracy and rule of law. The specific objective of this call for proposal is to support organizations active in the field of human rights, targeting principally, but not exclusively, actions under the following thematic priorities:
Lot 1 – Promoting of LGBT rights in the Albanian society, including fighting hate speech in media and discrimination in the workplace, promoting inclusive access to rights and services, increasing public awareness etc;
Lot 2 – Strengthening civil society capacity to promote, advocate and support democratic processes, integrity of elections and political transparency. Enhance citizen’s participation and practices for civic observation of electoral processes through innovative methods, including but not limited to: political programs, candidates, party finance, and state resources (procurement, public administration etc).
Lot 3 – Dealing with the Communist past in Albania, including working with former political prisoners and victims, their families, relatives of missing persons and civic education for raising public awareness on transitional and reconciliatory justice as well as supporting commemorative events and memorials in former communist labour camps.
Lot 4 – Providing vocational rehabilitation, education, legal/psychologic counselling and cultural/artistic activities to prison inmates as well as promoting prevention and probation services.
Furthermore, additional value-added methodological approaches are encouraged. These are introduced to give weight in the technical evaluation undertaken by the evaluation committee:
- Actions targeting sub-urban, rural and remote areas;
- Actions involving women, youths, young professionals, citizen’s initiatives, activists, self-help groups, marginalised persons, etc;
- Actions promoting creation of wide networks and participative approaches, including the involvement of local actors and authorities, the business community and political actors;
- Actions strongly focusing on reinforcing local grass-root organisations, notably through the use of sub-granting scheme.
- Actions introducing innovative approaches
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person and
- be non-profit-making and
- be a specific type of organisation such as: civil society organizations, public-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations (including in particular National Human Rights Institutions), international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation and
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
- be established in Albania, in a Member State of the European Union, in IPA country as recognised by the European Union or in a Member State of the European Economic Area.
Closing date: 17 May 2019
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