Updated Oct 14, 2020CLOSED

Eurasia Civil Society Program 2020/2021

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) invites applications for the Eurasia Civil Society Program 2020/2021. The program centers on the protection of human rights for all, democratic principles and rule of law and aims to support civil society’s important role in promoting human rights.

The call is open for applications that address the whole catalogue of human rights, applying diverse methodologies, including monitoring and reporting, providing legal aid, education, social media campaigns, and dialogue.

Also, we would like to encourage applications addressing the following issues:

  • - justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights, including but not limited to, effective enjoyment of the right to health, education, right to work, fair and equal remuneration, safe working conditions, right of trade unions, adequate standard of housing, food, take part in cultural life;
  • - rights of the child, including but not limited to participation, freedom of expression, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, right to play, right to education, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, protection against all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child;
  • - disadvantaged groups, including but not limited to minorities, refuges or asylum seekers, women, girls and LGBTI+ individuals, the elderly and access to effective exercise of their human rights;
  • - developing youth activities for human rights, including educational activities.
  • - projects with an explicit or implicit aim of building bridges between different groups in society or improving relationships between civil society groups and relevant authorities are in particular welcome.

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CLOSEDOct 19, 2020Deadline
Up to $25,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance

Eligibility – Who can apply

  • - NGOs registered in Turkey – including, foundations, associations, professional associations, unions, groups of individuals as well as non-profit cooperatives and universities. (These would include but will not be limited to, labour and professional unions, bar associations, associations of nurses, and other medical workers, and sector unions, including labour unions, teachers’ unions, and organizations that have branches in at least five cities in the country, that address or will address human rights issues within the scope of their work).
  • - Only groups of individuals (min. 3) with demonstrable past experience of working together on human rights issues can apply for project funding.
  • - Applicant NGOs should have a max turnover of 3,600,000 TL in 2019.
  • - Organizations can make only one application; however, they can be co-applicant with another organization’s application in addition to making their own application.
  • - Funds cannot be sub-granted.

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsGrantees will be required to prepare a narrative progress report halfway through the project as well as a more detailed final narrative and financial project report. In addition, quarterly oral reporting will be in place to understand the progress and support the organization or group of individuals.REQUIRED

Application Directions

The deadline for sending in the Concept Note is 19 October 2020, by 24:00 CET using the Online Concept Note Application Form.
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