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The Council of State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Program on Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations in Europe and USA through Supporting Civic Initiatives
18 june, 2013

CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS

The Council of State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (“The NGO Council”) is pleased to invite all interested organizations to participate in the call funding opportunities for European and USA- based non- profits.

For five years of its activities, the NGO Council is known not only for providing financial support to NGOs but also for serving as a forum for NGOs to raise concerns over legislation and other matters of social and public importance. The NGO Council serves as an important and helpful mediator between NGOs, the government, and society at large. Since 2008 the NGO Council supported about 2000 NGO projects through allocation of nearly 12 million Euros in grants.

This particular grants program has an aim of establishing a strong cooperation between the NGO Council and European and US based civil society organizations by advancing initiatives in their respective countries in different fields including strengthening peace and global security, combating xenophobia and racism and supporting citizen’s activism.

NGO Council will provide funding to support activities (including advocacy campaigns) falling under the below-given topics:

•    Protections of fundamental human rights and freedoms 

•    Combating against xenophobia, racism and islamophobia

•    Fostering peace and security and alleviation of negative consequences of regional conflicts (in the aspect of Azerbaijan-Armenian, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict)

•    Strengthening of intercultural dialogue as a base for successful partnership among the countries and civil society actors 

•    Raising awareness of European and USA communities about Khojaly (26.02.1992) genocide as a tool for prevention globally similar tragedies in future

NGO Council plans to allocate funds for projects with duration up to 12 months. The allocated amount for any single granted project will not exceed AZN 100 000 (one hundred thousand)[1].

Timeline

Call for concept papers                                                       20th, May 2013

Applications deadline                                                          1st, July 2013

Completion of concept papers evaluation                          15th, July 2013

Selected applicants invited to develop full proposal        18th, July 2013

Deadline for submission of full proposal                            19th, August 2013

Grants awarded                                                                 15th, September 2013

 

Additional contact details:The interested organizations may send their enquiries and questions about this particular program to councilgrants@cssn.gov.az or mgurbanli@cssn.gov.az

Mustafa Gurbanli

F.Amirov Street

            Azerbaijan, Baku, AZ1000

            Mobile:  +994503883850

            Tel/ Fax: +994124931780/32

Please follow the link below to get further information concerning this call:

http://e-qht.az/eng/Default.aspx

NGO Council Concept Paper Application Form

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NGO Council Guidelines for Concept Paper Call

/uploads/files/NGO%20Council%20Guidelines%20for%20Concept%20Paper%20Call.docx


[1] The amount equivalent to USD or EUR 

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