To increase the capacity of civil society organisations to perform their role as independent development actors more effectively and to enhance efforts to promote a conducive environment for CSOs;
To increase the efficiency, responsiveness, transparency and accountability of Local Authorities in the provision of essential services in an equitable way;
To promote a meaningful and structured participation of CSOs in domestic policies of the country;
To increase the representation of- and to support the meaningful and structured participation of women, girls and women's CSOs to local governance processes that lead to the delivery of improved and equitable services
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
be a legal person and
be non-profit-making and
be a civil society organisation as defined in Annex II B of the DCI Regulation No 233/20147
be established in8
o the Republic of Uzbekistan; or
o be established in a Member State of the European Union or in other countries eligible under the DCI Regulation and as stipulated in Art. 9 of the Common Implementation Rules (CIR). For a list of eligible countries under DCI Regulation please consult Annex L to the Guidelines "Eligibility programmes 2014-2020" (This obligation does not apply to international organisations) or
‘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 otherwise9, 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 (e) of the grant agreement’.
With regard to Israeli entities, please follow Guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards (OJ C 205, 19.7.2013, p. 9).
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.