21 June 2013

Human rights actions

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): Supporting Human Rights and their defenders where they are most at risk


The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) was created to give financial support for activities aiming to strengthen democracy and human rights around the world during the 2007-2013 financial perspectives.
The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support and protect human rights and their defenders by reinforcing their capacities to do their work in the short and long-term, as well as providing tangible support and means of action to local civil society in the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in some of the world's most difficult, dangerous, repressive and unpredictable political situations and/or where they are the most vulnerable and threatened.
Two lots:
  • Actions taking place in one single country.
  • Multi-countries actions having similar issues to be addressed or where human rights defenders face similar types of threats or obstacles to their work. Both lots do not include any list of focus countries. It is up to the applicant to identify the target area and prove the gravity of the violations with reference to direct and proven knowledge of the issues to be addressed, independent monitoring reports and/or specific indicators. This is essential to establish the relevance of the action: the more serious the situation, the higher the priority.
Regardless of the geographic restrictions, actions under both lots must at least address one of the following priorities:
  • To contribute to improving the situation relating to the following human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • To provide support and protection to human rights defenders in those countries and regions where they are the most persecuted and subject to repression.
Indicative allocation of funds by lot: Lot 1: €9 million Lot 2: € 6 million