The European Commission is seeking proposals from organisations to enhance the capacities of Georgian civil society, particularly via networking, and to contribute to the capacities of the other state led process in the field of migration in line with relevant EU-Georgia Agreements, in particular the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan.
Projects must take place in Georgia and may not exceed 12 months.
- Promote rights of migrants, protect migrants against exploitation and exclusion, and support the fight against trafficking in human beings;
- Foster the links between migration and development;
- Promote durable livelihood solutions for returned and potential migrants;
- Promote right to asylum and standards of international protection of refugees;
- Increase the capacity of migration management-related Georgian NGOs to participate and constructively contribute in livelihood/migration-related human rights centred policy creation and implementation;
- Support fighting irregular immigration and support in readmission procedures with complementary human rights centred assistance.
Proposals containing these elements will be given a priority:
- Inclusion of gender mainstreaming in livelihood programmes and other measures related to participatory, balanced socio-economic integration of (potential) migrants;
- Use creative approaches on how to involve and/or benefit persons from disadvantaged and/or marginalized groups.
Size of grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- minimum amount: EUR 300,000
- maximum amount: EUR 330,000
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.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person and
- be non-profit-making and
- be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation and
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or Georgia
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
- have at least three years’ experience of working in the field in Georgia or ENI countries at the time of the submission of an application.
The lead applicant must act with co-applicants that participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.
If the applicant is established in Georgia, the involvement in the action of at least two co-applicants established in Georgia (including at least one from outside the capital Tbilisi) and one co-applicant registered in European Union Member States is obligatory.
In case the applicant is not established in Georgia, the involvement in the action of at least three co-applicants established in Georgia (including at least one from outside the capital Tbilisi) is obligatory.
How to apply
The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full proposals
In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
For more information, please visit EuropAid and download the guidelines.
26 February 2016 at 12:00 (Brussels date and time).