Presentation on theme: "AFKAR II PROGRAMME Constitutes a continuation and development of AFKAR I. Aims at the strengthening of the action of the Lebanese civil society in favor."— Presentation transcript:
AFKAR II PROGRAMME Constitutes a continuation and development of AFKAR I. Aims at the strengthening of the action of the Lebanese civil society in favor of the respect of civil and political rights and the consolidation of the Rule of Law.
Objectives Consolidate the Rule of Law by supporting actions aiming to strengthen this concept Reinforce respect and protection of basic rights by raising awareness of Lebanese citizens about this issue Promote dialogue and greater civic commitment among Lebanese citizens by raising their awareness about the necessity of dialogue
Sectors SECTOR 1: Rule of Law: Promotion and Consolidation of civil, political, economic and social rights as well as democratic values SECTOR 2 : Promotion and Consolidation of dialogue among the different constituents of the Lebanese youth …
Financial Allocation Overall amount: € 3 000 000 Allocated amount for NGOs: € 2 300 000 Indicative allocation of funds by sector: - Approx. € 1.500.000 for sector 1 - Approx. € 800.000 for sector 2
Size of Each Grant Minimum amount: EUR 50.000 Maximum amount: EUR 100.000 Not for less than 50 % of the total eligible costs of the action. Not more than 90% of the total eligible costs of the action
Who May Apply ? Applicants must Be a non profit making legal entity and Be either: 1- A non-governmental organization registered at, or having submitted its statutes to, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities; 2- A non-governmental organization registered at the Ministry of Youth and Sports; 3- A civil institution registered at the commercial register as a non- profit institution. Hold the Lebanese nationality and have their headquarters in Lebanon; Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action, not acting as an intermediary.
Eligibility of Partners Applicants’ partners must : satisfy the same eligibility criteria as applicants participate in implementing the action
The Following are not Partners: Associates play a real role in the action but may not receive funding from the grant Subcontractors are neither partners nor associates, and are subject to the procurement rules set out in Annex IV to the standard grant contract.
Types of Action Priority will be given to: -operational and concrete actions and according to needs. -not to seminars/workshops that are costly and unproductive - not for humanitarian aids as food and medicine). Examples: Social, psychosocial and legal assistance; support and integration actions to target groups and marginalized or traumatized persons especially children and teenagers ; awareness campaigns about basic rights ; advocacy and lobbying actions…
Duration of each project Between: 12 months and 24 months
Questions and answers A Help Desk will be at the applicants’ disposal for answering general questions pertaining to the guidelines and application form. However, the help desk’s task does not include participation in drafting the proposal. Applicants may address their questions by phone to Ms. Marilyn Chbeir during the period ranged between the publication date of the call for proposals and that of the deadline for submission of proposals on the following number: 01/371510 ext 619 from 9:00 till 13:00 hours.
Questions and answers Questions may be sent by e-mail or by fax no later than 21 days before the deadline for the receipt of proposals, i.e. Friday, September 22, 2006, to the address listed below, indicating clearly the reference of the call for proposals: E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 01/371599 Att: Mrs Joelle Ramy Haddad c.c: Mrs Youmna Chacar Ghorayeb Replies will be given no later than 11 days before the deadline for the receipt of proposals, i.e. October 2, 2006.
How to Apply Complete applications in English or in French (available at www.omsar.gov.lb) Applications include a concept note, a full application form, a budget, and a logical framework. Handwritten or incomplete applications will not be accepted (Refer to checklist for verification).
Where and How to Send Applications Applications must be submitted in one original, 3 copies,an electronic format in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or hand-delivery at the following address: Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform Fifth floor (Room 511) ATTN: Ms. Rania Kiwan STARCO bldg., Omar Daouk street Minet el Hosn sector – Beirut 2020 3313, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 370 510 Ext: 146
Deadline for submitting applications: October 12,2006, at 2 p.m.