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1 EUROPEAN INSTRUMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (EIDHR)

2 Basic information Objective: Contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law, and of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide Budget: million for the period ( 157 million per year approximately)

3 Main characteristics Support to civil society organisations and intergovernmental organisations Implemented worldwide Independent from the consent of third countries governments Complementary to bilateral development cooperation

4 Beneficiaries Civil society organisations (NGOs, independent political foundations, community based organisations, private sector non profit agencies, institutions and organisations, etc.) Public sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, and international level National, Regional and International Parliamentary bodies International and Regional Inter-governmental organisations Natural persons

5 Methods to award grants Calls for proposals Direct awards, notably with UN organisations Ad hoc measures to protect human rights defenders

6 Strategy Paper Budget: million Objectives: 1. Enhancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and regions where they are most at risk 2. Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation 3. Supporting actions on human rights and democracy issues in areas covered by EU Guidelines, including on human rights dialogues, on human rights defenders, on the death penalty, on torture, and on children and armed conflict 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 5. Building confidence in and enhancing the reliability and transparency of democratic electoral processes, in particular through election observation

7 MORE INFORMATION an_rights/intro/index.htm an_rights/intro/index.htm hr/index_en.htm hr/index_en.htm All calls for proposals published on


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