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1 EuropeAid CALL FOR PROPORSALS: Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform Reference: EuropeAid/131597/L/ACT/LB This presentation has an information purpose only. The rules for this call for proposals are set in the Guidelines for Applicants and its annexes. The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based support Scheme for Lebanon Information Meeting 7 July 2011

2 EuropeAid EU COOPERATION WITH LEBANON BILATERAL Country Strategy Paper with Lebanon Partner: The Government THEMATIC COOPERATION: EIDHR Partner: Civil Society rights/index_en.htm

3 EuropeAid EIDHR Instrument contributing to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law, and of respect of all human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries world-wide This instrument is designed to help civil society to become an effective force for political reform and defence of human rights Regulation December Two types of Call for proposals Launched by headquarters of the EC Several themes (Prevention of Torture, HR and fundamental freedoms at risk…) Launched by the Delegation Country Based Support Schemes (Lebanon)

4 EuropeAid EIDHR Calls for Proposals to be launched by Headquarters 2011: 21,6 million – priorities include transnational and regional actions with a focus on peaceful management, mediation or resolution of conflicting interests or sources of deepseated conflict or potential violent conflict (5,9 million), reinforcement of the role of transnational civil society organisations and networks (5,8 million), implementation of the Democracy Support Agenda for Action (2,9 million), actions against the death penalty ( 7 million) Currently OPEN (http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm) Strengthening the role of civil society networks in promoting human rights and democratic reform; Lot 2 - Actions supporting the EU Guidelines on the abolition of Death Penalty Human rights defenders and enhancing human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries where they are the most at risk 2012: 27 million – priority will fall on actions against torture and other forms of Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading treatment or Punishment (20 million) and Master's Degree Programmes in Human Rights and Democratisation outside the European Union (7 million)

5 EuropeAid EIDHR CBSS for Lebanon PRIORITIES The objective of the proposed project has to fall within the following priorities: Encourage the Lebanese authorities to fulfill their commitments in the field of human rights in the context of the European Neighborhood Policy and the UN instruments (including follow up of the Universal Periodic Review for Lebanon) through advocacy, reporting, monitoring and awareness rising UPR ENPI Lebanon

6 EuropeAid EIDHR CBSS for Lebanon PRIORITIES Support to strengthen the legal and social protection of vulnerable and marginalized groups by providing social and legal assistance, support to improve the documentation of human rights violations of these groups, the process of accountability of abuses, the development of strategic case law and the promotion of education based on human rights for all. Support to advocate for the abolition of death penalty and all other forms of physical punishment Support to improve the transparency and accountability in the public sector including improving access to information, access to public participation and access to justice.

7 EuropeAid EIDHR CBSS for LEBANON LOGFRAME

8 EuropeAid Other EC FUNDED PROJETS

9 EuropeAid Other EC FUNDED PROJETS in the Human Rights area Human rights bilateral program (10 million ) ­ Long term support to the electoral reform (2 million ) ­ Afkar III reinforcing civil society (2,5 million ) (to be managed by OMSAR ) ­ Protection of Migrant Workers (1,5 million ) ILO ­ Prison Management (2 million ) UNODC

10 EuropeAid Questions? Questions may in addition be sent by or by fax no later than 21 days before the deadline for the submission of proposals indicating the reference of the call for proposals: address: Fax: In the interest of equal treatment of applicants, the Contracting Authority cannot give a prior opinion on the eligibility of an applicant, a partner, an action or specific activities!

11 EuropeAid THANK YOU ! MERCI ! CHOUKRAN ! حظ سعيد


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