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The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS CIVIL SOCIETY WORLDWIDE

Sara Sighinolfi sara.sighinolfi@ec.europa.eu 07/06/2010

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The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Basic Concepts

I N T R O D U C T I O N

EIDHR Political dialogues

Other instruments, geographical and thematic

Diplomatic demarches

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SUPPORT TO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS : WHAT? EIDHR : 5 OBJECTIVES OBJECTIVE 1 : Enhancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and regions where they are most at risk. OBJECTIVE 2: Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of groups of interests and consolidating political participation and representation. Local country programmes (CBSS - 50% of EIDHR annual budget without EOMS) Transnational and transregional activities • OBJECTIVE 5: Support the electoral processes.

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OBJECTIVE 3 : Supporting actions on human rights and democracy issues in areas covered by EU Guidelines: Human rights dialogues Human Rights Defenders Death Penalty Torture Children in armed conflict and Rights of the child Violence against women and girls OBJECTIVE 4 : Supporting and strengthening the international and regional framework for the protection of human rights, justice, the rule of law and the promotion of democracy.


SUPPORT TO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS : HOW can you get funding under the EIDHR?

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• WE act at the global/transnational/regional level through “Global CALLS” • WE act at the national/local level through “Country Based Support Schemes”: advice: meet with the EU DELEGATIONS in your country. • Check our regularly our web site! • Calls for Proposals (new site): • http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm


CBSS LOCAL CALLS 2010 Eastern Partnership Countries

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Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Moldova Ukraine

600 000 EUR 1.200.000 EUR 450.000 EUR 1.200.000 EUR 600.000 EUR 600.000 EUR

• SUB TOTAL

4.650.000 EUR

• • • • • •


Proactive role to set up “CBSS Guidelines Priorities”

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• Get in contact with EU Delegations! • Explain what are the HR priorities in your country!! • Good practice: Moldavia Guidelines, priorities include : • Anti - torture: a) prevention of all forms of torture and illtreatment; b) strengthening monitoring of the prevalence of torture, in particular through provision of data that can be used in prevention activities; c) other relevant activities which would enable proper application of national and international human rights- and anti-torture legislation and standards, and set up of good practices. TRANSLATION OF THE PRIORITIES IN THE STATE LANGUAGE


Global Calls • Mainstreaming of women’s rigths, children, underrepresented groups, respect and freedom of expression of sexual orientation and gender identity in all global calls: “Anti-torture”, Human Rights Defenders (planned to be published JULY 2010),l “Strengthening of Transnational Network” • Special ongoing/permanent Call with a focus on countries where human rights are most at risk (Objective 1 Call) (current deadline for selection 15.06.2010)

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When applying.. be aware of… • ALWAYS READ carefully the Call for proposals Guidelines! Including the evaluation Grids! • Key issues under EIDHR: • Informal partners • Re-granting • Support to Human Rights Defenders in urgent situations • Special attention to confidentiality and security

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The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

I N F O R M A T I O N

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More Information: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/what/human-rights/index_en.htm

2007-2009 Compendium: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/what/human-rights/projects_en.htm

Calls for Proposals (new site): http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm

Support to Human Rights Defenders: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/what/human-rights/human-rightsdefenders_en.htm


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Thank you for your attention! Questions and inputs

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