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Call: Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2015 and 2016 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Acronym EIDHR
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights"

The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) aims at providing support for the promotion of democracy and human rights in non-EU countries. The key objectives of the EIDHR are:

  • Enhancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and regions where they are most at risk
  • Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation
  • Supporting actions in areas covered by EU Guidelines: dialogue on Human rights, human rights defenders, the death penalty, torture, children and armed conflicts and violence against women
  • Supporting and strengthening the international and regional framework for the protection of human rights, justice, the rule of law and the promotion of democracy
  • Building confidence in and enhancing the reliability and transparency of democratic electoral processes, in particular through monitoring electoral processes

The annual action programs define objectives, fields of action, expected results, methods and the amount of financing planned. In unforeseen, exceptional or particularly urgent cases exceptional measures may be taken.

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Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2015 and 2016 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Description of call
"Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2015 and 2016 - Bosnia and Herzegovina"

This action intends to support the new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy "Keeping human rights at the heart of the EU agenda" which was adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 20 July 2015. The new Action Plan aims to reinforce the implementation of the EU's human rights and democracy policy with a special emphasis on strengthening ownership by local institutions, mechanisms and civil society actors, and to invigorate support to human rights defenders and democracy activists.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support civil society and human rights defenders in third countries in working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural), and democratisation.

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Thematic Focus Clustering, Development Cooperation, Economic Cooperation, Community Integration, European Citizenship, Shared Services, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion
Funding area Bosnia and Herzegovina
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
EFTA countries
Eastern Partnership
Danube Region
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, , Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Association, Public Services
Recurring Call No
Project duration min 18 months
Project duration max 36 months
Financial details

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is 1,800,000 €  The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.


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

  • minimum amount: 150,000 €
  • maximum amount: 350,000 €


Total eligible costs between 50% and 100% 


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Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contract, Finance and Audit Section – Procurement

Skenderija 3a, 71000 Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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