Updated Apr 01, 2019CLOSED
Offered by European Commission
The global objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society organizations, democracy activists and human rights defenders working on critical human rights and democracy issues in Mongolia
|Focus Areas||Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance|
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:
1) Mongolian CSOs become key actors in the promotion of transparency, accountability and fight against corruption.
The ability to hold those who govern accountable is crucial for better governance. In a democratic system like Mongolia, CSOs can make a difference by reinforcing domestic accountability at local and national levels and enhancing checks and balances. By analysing and contributing to budget proposals, monitoring and tracking public revenues and expenditures, and raising awareness on these issues among citizens, CSO's play an important role in the budget processes, helping to ensure that public resources are used effectively and efficiently. They can also promote and advocate for a more transparent access to relevant data and information aiming at increasing citizen's participation in policy processes and oversight of public institutions and public service delivery.
In this context, projects funded under this call will support CSOs efforts to strengthen domestic accountability systems and to play an oversight role, when possible alongside parliament, audit institutions and media. They will also support Mongolian activists in their role to promote transparency, accountability and fight against corruption.
2) Mongolian CSOs contribute to a reinforced protection of Human Rights of vulnerable groups.
Human rights are often less known and their implementation less effective when it comes to vulnerable groups. This specific objective will aim at supporting vulnerable groups through the adoption of a legal framework and regulations in line with international human rights standards. When there is such legislation already in place CSOs can be key actors to ensure its full implementation. Actions aiming at supporting the human rights of vulnerable groups may also include advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns.
(1) In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
• be a legal person and
• be a civil society organization, including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level or;
• be public-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional and international level 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