Grant

EU Grants: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Country-based Support Scheme for the Republic of Moldova

Programme: Neighbourhood
Geographical Zone: Moldova
Type: Action Grants
Status: Open until 21/04/2020, 16:00 (Brussels time)
Budget: 1,600,000 (EUR)
Reference: EuropeAid/168175/DD/ACT/MD

Objectives of the programme and priority issues

The global objective of this call for proposals is to enhance and monitor the protection and promotion of human rights in the Republic of Moldova.

The specific objectives of this call for proposal are:

  • Lot 1 – Protecting the rights of the child in the Republic of Moldova.

The priorities for Lot 1 are:

  • Protecting children from sexual exploitation, abuse and trafficking
  • Providing social and psychological support and protection of children left behind by migrant parents
  • Preventing child violence and children from coming into contact with the law
  • Providing child-friendly justice as well as support for reintegration and inclusion of child offenders, child victims and child witnesses

Lot 2 – Supporting human rights defenders active in the protection of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, especially those most at risk.

The priorities for Lot 2 are:

  • Supporting human rights defenders including lawyers and other legal professions who are intimidated, stigmatized and persecuted
  • Improving the Environment for the Human Rights Defenders Activity in Moldova
  • Monitoring court trials of human rights defenders

Financial allocation provided by the contracting authority

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 1,600,000:

  • EUR 700,000 from the 2019 budget and
  • EUR 900,000 from the 2020 budget, subject to the adoption of the general budget of the European Union for 2020.

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.

Indicative allocation of funds by lot

LOT 1: Protecting the rights of the child in the Republic of Moldova – 1,200,000 EUR

LOT 2: Supporting human rights defenders active in the protection of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, especially those most at risk – 400,000 EUR

If the allocation indicated for a specific lot cannot be used due to insufficient quality or number of proposals received, the contracting authority reserves the right to reallocate the remaining funds to the other lot.

Size of grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

LOT 1: Protecting the rights of the child in the Republic of Moldova

  • minimum amount: EUR 500,000
  • maximum amount: EUR 600,000

LOT 2: Supporting human rights defenders active in the protection of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, especially those most at risk

  • minimum amount: EUR 350,000
  • maximum amount: EUR 400,000

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum percentages of total eligible costs of the action:

  • Minimum percentage: 50% of the total eligible costs of the action.
  • Maximum percentage: 95% of the total eligible costs of the action.

The balance (i.e. the difference between the total cost of the action and the amount requested from the contracting authority) must be financed from sources other than the general budget of the Union or the European Development Fund.

For further application details, please visit

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1582713686516&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=AS&zgeo=35503&ccnt=7573876&debpub=&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=168175&fbclid=IwAR0RTxJZYiVqYbhJcCE1OcqQA_7d9XiAqOGFEzivekG-m8z3f7gA2SO98ms

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