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Sunday 30 March 2014, by Al Mesalla

Shaping the MENA coalition for freedom of expression – EIDHR/2012/296-900

Call for small projects for Iraq – Guidelines for participants

This call for project is launched in the framework of the regional project titled: “Shaping the MENA Coalition on Freedom of Expression”, funded by the European Union and Un ponte per... and implemented by Al Mesalla (Iraq), AOHR (Egypt), FMAS (Morocco), Ya Basta and ACCUN (Tunisia). This is a two years endeavour aimed at reinforcing the role of civil society in advocating for freedom of expression in Iraq, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Who can participate?

Small size civil society organisations legally registered in Iraq.

What kind of projects?

Campaigns for freedom of expression in Iraq and the Kurdistan region aimed at community-awareness, advocacy towards public opinion and decision-makers, monitoring of freedom of expression and violations in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, work to adapt current Iraqi legislation to the international obligations of Iraq regarding freedom of expression.

Project duration: 1 month to 3 months

Budget forecast for each selected proposal: 4,200.00 USD

How to participate?

Participants must submit their project by email only. You need to fill a project proposal, form and a project budget form (use the documents Annex 1 and Annex 2 provided with this call for project).

Your project application must be sent by email to Salarahmed2014@yahoo.com before the 15/04/2014.

Each organisation can send only one project proposal.

Selection criteria

The applicant must have the operational capacity to complete the activity for which funding is requested. Only organisations which demonstrate the necessary operational capacity may be awarded a grant.

Projects will be evaluated according to:
- Project centred on freedom of expression and objectives related to this specific call for proposals
- Overall design and feasibility of the action: setting realistic objectives and providing a precise list of activities
- Relevance of the proposed action and target groups identification
- Project duration less than 3 months
- Cost effective project

The following will be considered an added value to any proposal:
- Previous experience and geographical coverage of the applicant (dissemination potential)
- Participation of youth (-26 y.o.) and women
- Turning beneficiaries into participants
- Building the capacity of small, new and less structured organizations
- Dialogue with decision makers

Timetable of this call

Publication of the call 30/03/2014
Deadline for submitting proposals 15/04/2014
Evaluation Period 5 days
Information to applicants 20/04/2014

All decisions are final.

This project is in partnership with:

al mesalla

Al Mesalla




Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR)

al mesalla


ya basta

Ya Basta


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