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SUPPORT TO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIONS TO INCREASE POLICY DIALOGUE AND AWARENESS ON EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS

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Deadline: 28-02-2019 Location: EU, Western Balkan Back


Objectives

The overall objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the CSO’s, and to improve their role in the accession of the Republic of Albania in the European Union. This is going to be achieved by boosting their capacities, enhancing the knowledge and understanding of the Albanian citizens on the accession process, providing the support for the Albanian negotiation process and structures, through studies and research activities and also, for increasing policy dialogue between the CSOs and the Albanian public administration, in particular with the structures involved in the upcoming negotiations.
The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals will be:
- To assess the attitudes of the Albanian public for the EU accession process and design programmes/ activities that increase awareness and support for the accession process;
- To provide studies/analyses and design measures/ plans/ programmes, that support the accession process in fields such as human rights, anti-corruption, environment, energy, consumer protection, etc, in order to achieve the EU standards;
- To build partnerships with CSO’s in order to engage them in the European Integration process and particularly in the understanding, monitoring and adaption of the EU Acquis.
- To initiate and encourage the inclusion and contribution of CSOs in the expected Albania– EU accession negotiations process.


Elligibility of applicants

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person (individuals are not eligible, nor are informal alliance or initiatives without legal status),and
- be non-profit-making, and
- be a civil society organisation, such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and
- be established in the Republic of Albania, or in a Member State of the European Union, in an accession or official candidate country as recognized by the European Union or in Member State of the European Economic Area,
- 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.

Size of grants

Lot 1 – Support to civil society organisations to increase awareness and knowledge on European integration process
Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals - Lot 1, must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- Minimum amount: EUR 20.000,00
- Maximum amount: EUR 40.000,00

Duration of action: The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 12 months nor exceed 18 months.
 
Deadline: 28 February 2019

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