A call for proposals has been launched under the project WE GOV! with a budget of €200,000 and in order to fund innovative micro projects in the field of governance and capacity building of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the MENA region.
WE GOV! is a three year project co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by GVC and its partners : ACCUN (Tunisia), Ya Basta (Italy), ACHRS (Jordan), MA'AN and HAI (Palestine) across four countries: Jordan, Libya, Palestine and Tunisia.
Thorough a sub-granting mechanism, this call aims at funding CSOs projects between 8 - 12 months, either at national or at regional level and will contribute to the following objectives:
- To support CSOs practicing social accountability and good governance principles. - To establish participation in decision making process and dialogues between CSOs and government institutions. - To expand civil society space and increase democracy in action through networking, participatory activities linking CSOs and governmental institutions in the four countries targeted by the CfP. - To reinforce CSOs capacity to contribute to the building of an enabling environment by ensuring their independence, internal governance, transparency and accountability. - To highlight the regional dimension of the EU policy in the Southern Neighbourhood Region and specifically in the 4 partner countries targeted by WE GOV! project.
Project proposals must be submitted no later than 11 December 2016.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.