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Deadline: 02-04-2019 Location: Albania Back


The global objective is: To contribute to strengthening policy dialogue in reform processes, facilitate engagement and dialogue between central and local state institutions and non-state actors towards improved public policy dialogue. 
The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are: 
- To facilitate interaction and collaboration between state actors and non-state actors (civil society, think tanks, social partners, media, researchers etc) and support structured and evidence based policy dialogue in reform processes.
- To establish a capacity development platform to support non state actors in areas related to public policy formulation, policy budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 
- To establish a communication and learning platform on policy dialogue, as a tool to drive policy – making efforts, promote results, good practices, lesson learnt and continuous improvements.
- The applicant is expected to ensure that all three specific objectives are addressed through the proposal. 
Eligibillity of applicants
Lead applicant
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person and
- be non-profit-making and
- be an EU Member State body or International Organisation ( inter-governmental) as defined by Article 43 of the rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation , think tank types of  civil society organisations established in Albanian or in a Member State of the European Union, in a candidate country as recognised 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.
- be established in  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.
For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise , if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 12.2 – Termination of the contract - in the General Conditions of the grant agreement’.
Size of grants
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 1,000,000. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum percentages of total eligible costs of the action:
- Minimum percentage: 70 % of the total eligible costs of the action.
- Maximum percentage: 100 % of the total eligible costs of the action (see also Section 2.1.5).

Deadline: 02 April 2019
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