European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
Lot 1: Civil society actions against torture, and other cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Lot 2: Civil society actions promoting the effective functioning of
the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statut system
Deadline for submission of Concept Notes:
20 July 2012, 12H00 (Brussel's date and time)
The general objectives of the EIDHR are to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms within the framework of the Community’s policy on development cooperation and economic, financial and technical cooperation with third countries, consistent with the European Union’s foreign policy as a whole.
Lot (1) Civil society actions against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Actions must focus on at least one of the following priorities under this lot:
- Prevention of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, generally aiming at preventing the occurrence of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
- Accountability for torture and other ill treatment, aiming at restoring the victim's right to remedy and reparation and to fight impunity by holding the torture perpetrators accountable.
- Torture Rehabilitation in third countries, aiming at rebuilding the victim’s and/or his/her family’s life and restoring his/her right to remedy and reparation.
Lot (2) Civil society actions promoting the effective functioning of the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statute system
Actions must focus on at least one of the following priorities
- Universality and integrity of the Rome Statute
-Implementation of the principle of complementarity
- Independence and the effective and efficient functioning of the ICC
- Co-operation with the ICC
Size of grants
Any grant requested for an action under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and
- Minimum amount: EUR 500.000 EUR
- Maximum amount: EUR 1.500.000 EUR
In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
- be a natural person or an entity without legal personality4 or
- be a legal person and
-be non profit making and
- belong to one of the following categories:
(i) civil society organisations, including non-governmental organisations6 and independent political
foundations, community based organisations, and private sector agencies, institutions and
organisations, and networks thereof at local, national, regional and international level;
(ii) public sector agencies, institutions and organisations and networks at local, national, regional and
(iii) national, regional and international parliamentary bodies;
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their partners, not acting as
- No nationality restriction applies to applicants (in conformity with provisions of the Article 14.10 of Regulation (EC) No 1889/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on Establishing a Financing Instrument for the Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights worldwide).
Concept Notes must be submitted by e-mail only to the following address:
The subject field of the e-mail must bear the reference of the Call for Proposals, and the name of the
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