Out of 388 project outlines assessed in terms of content, 60 applications, awarded a minimum score of 13 points, were accepted for stage II. The total amount of grants sought in these applications was 154% of the amount envisaged for allocation for sectoral projects.
277 applications did not attain a score making them eligible for the detailed project stage. 51 applications were found by experts not to be in line with the Programme objectives and the basic principles in the field “Support for development of the civic sector”, and thus were not assessed further.
Due to the low number of applications judged eligible for stage II and concerning activities relating to “Monitoring of formulation of the law and the practice of enforcing the law and public policies” and “Advocacy for rights and interests”, the Operator is considering launching a separate call for projects aimed solely at supporting sectoral monitoring and advocacy initiatives. Details will be published in a separate statement.
Detailed projects can be submitted from noon on Thursday 27 August 2020 until noon on Monday 26 October 2020.
All applicants submitting proposals for stage II are encouraged to make use of the content-related support provided by the Programme Operator. We have scheduled webinars, a special workshop, and publication of additional information packs. Detailed information will be posted regularly on our website and social media sites.