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Call: Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2015 - Lesotho

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 - Lesotho
Description of call
"Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) 2015 - Lesotho"

The general objective of this action is to support civil society and human rights defenders in third countries in working on human rights (in particular political, civil, economic, social and cultural), and democratisation.


The proposal must address at least one of the following specific objectives:

  • To pursue a common agenda for human rights and democratic reform;
  • To enhance political representation and participation;
  • To increase safety structures for human rights defenders, and
  • To enhance the rule of law and democratic principles.
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Thematic Focus Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Justice, Safety & Security
Funding area Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
EFTA countries
Eastern Partnership
Danube Region
Eligible applicants NGO / NPO
Recurring Call No
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 36 months
Financial details

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

  • Minimum amount: 200,000 €
  • Maximum amount: 400,000 €


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.
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