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Call: Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2016 & 2017 for Serbia

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) 2016 & 2017 for Serbia
Description of call
"Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2016 & 2017 for Serbia"
Actions must take place in the Republic of Serbia. 
Types if action which may be financed under this call:
  • supporting gender equality
  • supporting the rights of the child
  • supporting the rights of persons belonging to minorities
  • supporting the rights of persons with disabilities
  • support, protection and defense of human right defenders
  • supporting freedom of expression and freedom of religion or beliefs
  • support to CSOs actions strengthening democratic reform and dialogue
  • support to CSOs actions and campaigns against torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment
  • protection of the social, economic and cultural rights, especially for groups particularly vulnerable to discrimination. 
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Thematic Focus Clustering, Development Cooperation, Economic Cooperation, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion
Funding area EU Member States
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
EFTA countries
Eastern Partnership
Danube Region
Eligible applicants Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, Public Services, Other
Applicant details Lead applicant must be a CSO, established in a member state of the EU or any country, as all are eligible for participation.
Project Partner Details In case the applicant is a CSO not established in Serbia, it must act with at least one co-applicant that is established in Serbia. 
Recurring Call unknown
Project duration min 12 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total available call budget: 1 750 000 €
Minimum project amount: 50 000 € 
maximum project amount: 300 000 € 
Co-funduing rate: maximum 95 %  
Submission Submission online via PROSPECT 
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