Call for Proposals to support and enable Youth CSO’s

Terre des hommes

Relevent Country: Albania

The Terre des hommes (Tdh) has announced a call for proposals to support and enable youth CSO’s in Albania to advance the implementation of youth empowerment and engagement approaches in local communities.
“Youth Voice for Justice and Rights” is a project funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation and implemented by the Terre des hommes Albania (Tdh).

The project aims to 1) empower children and youth to become agents of change by actively participating in child/youth led initiatives at community level that focus on rule of law, democracy, human rights, environment in local level 2) empower children and youth to become agents of change by actively participating in child/youth led initiatives at community level that focus on gender & diversity, gender roles and social norms; 3) build the capacities of justice professionals to provide quality services to youth offenders, victims, and witnesses during criminal proceedings

Objectives
  • The specific Objective of this Call for Proposals is: “To support and enable youth CSO’s to empower children and youth to become agents of change and actively participate in child/youth led initiatives at community level with a specific focus on rule of law, democracy, human rights, gender& diversity and environment issues in local level”.
  • This is to be promoted through concrete actions with local stakeholders, including local authorities, schools, formal and informal youth organizations, and families to engage at grass-root level CSO’s in building an approach on youth empowerment aiming strengthening of their role as agent of change.
Funding Information
  • The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 98,000.
  • Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the maximum amount of EUR 7,000
  • The planned duration of an action may not be lower than 3 months nor exceed 5 months.
Expected Results

The expected results to be obtained under this call are:
  • Increased technical and management capacities of CSOs under the sub-grant scheme to develop and implement youth empowerment and engagement programs and activities with a specific focus on child justice, human rights, democracy, rule of law gender & diversity and environment.
  • Increased organizational and project development capacities of CSOs under the sub- grant scheme through individualized program of technical assistance.
  • Project management experience will enable the CSOs to further develop human and child’s rights of children/youth in contact/conflict with the law as well as further design and implement restorative programs.
Activities
  • Activities that support the implementation of the 2019 Strategy for the Legal Education of the public 2019 – 2023, 2019 law “For Youth” supporting the overarching aims of law to enable children and youth activism and participation in social life, 2018 Code of Criminal Justice for Children supporting the main principles of child participation in criminal proceedings.
  • Activities that support the design, create, and implement model and programs including but not limited to research studies, action plans, situation analysis and service delivery which enhance youth empowerment and participation in the Albanian society.
  • Activities that support the building of knowledge and strengthen capacities among key stakeholders at local level of the youth empowerment and participation approaches.
  • Activities that support the development and implementation of community-based youth engagement programs towards behavior change of children/youth as agents of change.
  • Activities that support development and implementation empowering programs for youth at risk, and marginalized youth as a tool to build their capacities towards empowerment and participation.
Target Group
  • Children/youth with a specific focus on those who lack the access to the empowerment programs and vulnerable ones, their families and local community stakeholders involved and responsible to foster youth participation and empowerment in local decision-making processes.
Final Beneficiaries
  • Children/youth in the targeted area, their families and communities supported through local interventions part of the sub-grant scheme, will be the ultimate beneficiaries.
Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Applicant under this Call are:
  • To be eligible for a sub grant, the applicant must be a Civil Society Organization established and acting in the territory of Albania, with specific focus on youth work compliant with all the clauses listed below. Participation in procedures awarding sub-grants is governed by specific eligibility criteria referring to rules on nationality, as well as exclusion criteria.
the applicant must be:
  • a non-governmental and non-profit-making organization youth CSO’s based and or/ has as a primary activity in Shkodra, Dibra, Kukes, Lezha, Elbasan, Cerrik and Fieri
  • be legally established in Albania, and
  • directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action, not acting as an intermediary.
  • have clear evidence of previous work in youth empowerment and participation in the areas of legal education, rule of law, democracy, human rights and gender.
Co-applicant(s)
  • The Lead applicant may act together with a co-applicant. Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant. Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant. If awarded the grant contract, the co-applicant (if any) will become beneficiary in the action.
Ineligible
  • Any applicant will be excluded from participation in procurement and grant procedures if: a)
  • it is bankrupt, subject to insolvency or winding-up procedures, where its assets are being administered by a liquidator or by a court, where it is in an arrangement with creditors, where its business activities are suspended, or where it is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for under national laws or regulations.
  • it has been established by a final judgment or a final administrative decision that the applicant is in breach of its obligations relating to the payment of taxes or social security contributions in accordance with the law of the country in which it is established.
  • it has been established by a final judgment or a final administrative decision that the economic operator is guilty of grave professional misconduct by having violated applicable laws or regulations or ethical standards of the profession to which the applicant belongs, or by having engaged in any wrongful conduct which has an impact on its professional credibility where such conduct denotes a wrongful intent or gross negligence, including any of the following:
  • fraudulently or negligently misrepresenting information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of selection criteria or in the performance of a contract.
  • entering into agreement with other economic operators with the aim of distorting competition attempting to influence the decision-making process of the Sub Granting Authority during the procurement procedure.