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Call for Small-Scale Project Proposals for Cooperation with the H. Boell Foundation (Georgia)

Deadline for submission: 10 December 2021

The Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus Region announces a call for proposals for small-scale projects implemented in Georgia in 2022. We will support initiatives in the following program directions:

  • Democratic Political Culture and Civil Society;
  • Monitoring, Participating in and Influencing Environmental, Energy, and Urban Politics;
  • Gender Democracy.

Within the framework of the “Democratic Political Culture and Civil Society” program direction, the Foundation will give priority to proposals that are focused on the regions of Georgia and support civic activities and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Innovative initiatives that support inclusive political culture and ensure societal participation in discussions about Georgia’s democratic development;
  • Promoting discussions on the causes and consequences of the polarization of Georgian politics and society;
  • Initiatives that support the interests of marginalized/diverse societal groups on the political agenda and empower these groups;
  • Promoting new ways (including artistic forms, such as exhibitions, films, etc.) of public participation in discussing and addressing local/regional political and societal issues in different regions of Georgia;
  • Research, translations, workshops, and other activities related to green political education;

Within the framework of the topic “Monitoring, Participating in and Influencing Environmental, Energy and Urban Politics,” the Foundation will give priority to proposals which promote and encourage civic activities and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Campaigns and activities (e.g. discussions, research, publications, round tables) promoting or advocating for water, soil, and air protection;
  • Public participation in the political or policy processes leading to decisions which may have an impact on the environment;
  • Monitoring and participation in the processes related to the implementation of the obligations under the Paris Agreement, EU Association Agreement (in the areas of environmental protection & energy), and European Green Deal;
  • Activities that promote the diversification of energy sources and transparency of the energy sector;
  • Promoting green approaches, policies, and participatory visions for the city;
  • Humanitarian, economic, social, and gender aspects of urban development;
  • Activities promoting discussions and knowledge about the interconnections of gender, environment, and sustainable development;

The Foundation will give priority to proposals within the topic of “Gender Democracy” that promote and encourage civic activities and/or political education in the following directions:

  • Supporting feminist initiatives, educational and cultural events from the regions aiming to influence the social and political agenda of gender equality;
  • Supporting research/initiatives/events/publications aiming to diversify, broaden and enrich feminist/queer agenda and activities;
  • Supporting activities scrutinizing gender aspects of socio-economic development, with a focus on care politics and the care economy.

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