The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan launched a Call for proposals under the 2012 European Instrument for Human Rights and Democracy and Neighborhood Civil Society Facility.
As the European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan said, the objective of this Call for Proposals is to contribute to strengthening the role of the civil society in Azerbaijan in promoting human rights and democratic reforms, as well as to increasing political participation and representation.
The Call for Proposals is divided into two lots, each with its own specific objectives. The 1st Lot aims to support human rights and democratic reform by supporting civil society in promotion of freedoms (expression, media, assembly, association, etc.), fight against ill-treatment and impunity, promotion and respect of property rights; respect for human rights and democratic principles by strengthening civil society and enhancing its inclusiveness and pluralism through supporting initiatives in the areas of guaranteeing access to justice and rule of law; promoting non-discrimination and equality including gender equality and equality for persons belonging to minorities; to protect human rights defenders by reinforcing their capacities to carry out human rights work and contributing to the sustainability of their actions in the future.
The 2nd Lot aims at promoting and supporting compliance with international standards in the upcoming Presidential, Municipal and Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
The total budget allocated for this Call is EUR 2,200,000 (about AZN 2,266,000).
The deadline for the submission of applications is 25 March 2013.