[Call for Proposals] Strengthening Global CSO Umbrella Organisations

Deadline for applications: 27 February 2023

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Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are vital to promote the rule of law, to protect human rights to support democracy and good governance, to preserve peace and prevent conflict and to contribute to stability and resilience. They are key partners in devising and implementing policies and programmes that meet people’s needs, reduce inequalities, and fulfil the central commitment of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind.

As the only thematic programme with a clear actor-based mandate, the CSOs programme aims to foster an enabling environment for civil society; to promote a meaningful and structured participation of CSOs in domestic policies of partner countries, in the EU programming cycle and in international processes; and to increase CSOs’ capacity to perform their roles as independent development actors and actors of good governance, as well as contributors of policy-making.

This call for proposals aims to conclude a new generation of Financial Framework Partnership Agreements (FFPA) with Civil Society umbrella organisations under the new financial period (2021-2027).

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  1. To strengthen the capacities of CSO umbrella organisations for coordinated actions at global and regional levels;
  2. To reinforce the capacities of CSO umbrella organisations to effectively represent and be more
    accountable to their constituencies at global, regional and/or national levels;
  3. To reinforce the capacities of the members of the CSO umbrella organisations to be actors of
    good governance in their own right;