Call for Proposals for MATRA 2018: Supporting the Transformation of Societies

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Published in: 
FUNDSFORNGOS.ORG
Last date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018
Country: 
Netherlands

Detailed Description

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for MATRA 2018 program which is a Dutch programme that aims to support the transformation of societies. MATRA is part of the Netherlands Fund for Regional Partnerships of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MATRA’s general objective in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is “To contribute to social transformation, leading to a sustainable relationship between government and its citizens, in the areas of plural democracy, the rule of law and human rights, using Dutch experience where possible”.

Subjects

MATRA covers only a limited set of themes. Project proposals relating to other than the listed themes, however relevant for the transformation of society, cannot be approved.

Strengthening the Voice of Civil Society Organizations

  • Increased accountability and transparency
    • in the field of social and economic Reform Agenda contributing to achievements on BiH’s EU accession path.
  • Policy monitoring and influencing and drafting of policies and legislation
    • on the risks to the stability and security of BiH;
    • in the field of Rule of Law, contributing to achievement of relevant EU accession standards.
  • Respect for human rights
    • Strengthening the role of the civil society in its fight for equal (civic, social and economic) rights for all citizens of BiH (excluding the thematic areas: education, health and environment).
  • Freedom of expression and independent media
    • Support for free, independent media, equal access to media space and a safe working environment for journalists in traditional and digital media.
    • Access to information and equal access to media space

Funding Information

The maximum contribution amount is BAM 150.000; the minimum is BAM 50.000. The maximum project duration is 24 months.

Eligibility Criteria

MATRA is open for applications by local non-governmental organizations, non-profit educational institutions, non-central authorities and semi-governmental organizations.

How to Apply

Please find links for download of instructions and manuals on the given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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