Calls for Proposals
The Calls on the following budget lines are usually open
for organizations and projects interested in SRHR. For further details on
any of these Calls or corrigenda see the EuropeAid website,
Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights: To strengthen the role of civil
society in promoting human rights.
- In Bolivia, until: 25.03.2010,
budget: 600,000 €.
- In Indonesia, until: 29.03.2010, budget: 873,000
- In Ecuador, until: 30.04.2010, budget: 600,000 €.
- In Yemen,
until: 20.03.2010, budget: 1,200,000 €.
Non-State Actors (NSA) and
Local Authorities (LA) in Development: To strengthen the capacity of civil
society organizations and local authorities in order to promote an
inclusive and empowered society.
- In Kenya, until: 21.04.2010, budget:
- In Vietnam, until: 12.03.2010, budget: 2,099,000 €.
In Indonesia, until: 29.03.2010, budget: 1000,000 €.
- In Eritrea,
until: 03.05.2010, budget: 500,000 €.
- In Lesotho, until: 15.03.2010,
budget: 300,000 €.
- In Zambia, until: 07.05.2010, budget: 2,850,000
- In Zambia, until: 31.05.2010, budget: 1,500,000 €.
Argentina, until: 30.03.2010, budget: 300,000 €.
People: To support social inclusion and social protection of workers in
the informal economy and of vulnerable groups at community level.
All countries, until: 06.04.2010, budget: 20,000,000 €.
uprooted people: To support social integration through active
participation in development planning.
- In Indonesia, until:
19.04.2010, budget 4,800,000 €.
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EU News: EU Trio Presidency launches joint Work
Spain, Belgium and Hungary have agreed
a joint 18-month programme beginning in January 2010 under the EU Trio
Presidency, and are the first to work under the new Lisbon Treaty set-up.
One of their long-term strategic goals will be to monitor and act upon the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Trio Presidency is to jointly
prepare for the UN Summit on the MDGs scheduled to take place in September
2010 and will work towards the strengthening of health systems and the
preparation of the EU Gender Equality and Woman Empowerment Action Plan
for European development policies. For the full Trio work plan visit:http://eutrio.es/export/sites/presidencia/comun/descargas/programatrio_EN.pdf
EU News: European Commission welcomes CSO
participation in the Mid-Term Review of the thematic programme ‘Investing
in People’ (IiP 2007-2013)
The European Commission recently held a
civil society consultation meeting in which DSW participated, to address
the main points of the IiP strategy and also inform how civil society can
provide input during the review process. One of the main programming
priorities for 2011-2013 within the programme for health remains SRHR. In
total, 86 million € have been earmarked under this programme for SRH/the
Cairo Agenda, and a big part of this money is dispersed via calls for
proposals. DSW provided their input to this process and the new strategy
is presumed to be finalised during the summer 2010. For the original
EU News: European Commission opens online
consultation for the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Non-State Actors and
Local Authorities in Development programme
The European Commission has opened
their online consultation for the MTR of the Non-State Actors (NSAs) and
Local Authorities (LAs) in Development programme. The consultation, which
stays open until March 6, aims at gathering views and comments from
relevant stakeholders regarding the functioning of the programme. The
outcomes of the consultations will serve as a guide to the adaptation of
the Strategy Paper of 2011-2013. To find more information on how to
participate in the online consultations visit:
EU News: MEP Mary Honeyball hosts event on Female
Genital Mutilation (FGM) dedicated to working towards the ‘Abandonment of
Social Norms Harmful to Women’
The event in the European Parliament
combined academic research, programmatic experiments and experiences from
the field, to explore approaches that are showing success in working with
communities to eliminate harmful social norms. A representative from the
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that gender, violence against
women and FGM are being prioritized, and that 1.5 million € have been
provided to the Inter-African Committee (IAC) which deals with raising
consciousness towards eliminating FGM. For more information on the
European Parliament’s position on FGM, visit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&reference=P6-TA-2009-0161&language=EN
EU News: DSW participates in a CTA Briefing on
Population growth and its implications for ACP rural
In order to improve information
sharing and promote networking, CTA, the EC-DG Development and EuropeAid,
the ACP Secretariat, among other organisations, organise bimonthly
briefings on key issues and challenges for rural development in the
context of EU/ACP cooperation. George Ouma from DSW Country Office Kenya,
and Mona Herbert, from DSW Country Office Uganda, were among the speakers
during the first panel, giving two case-study presentations on demographic
trends in Kenya and Uganda, emphasizing the link between the problems
related to population growth and the lack of access to family planning and
reproductive health service in those countries. During an interview held
by CTA after the briefing, Mona Herbert, from DSW Country Office Uganda,
explained the challenges faced by Uganda and the neighbouring countries
with regard to population growth, overcrowded schools, lack of youth
centres and the role of the media in raising awareness about these issues.
To view this inter! view, visit:
EU News: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Committee (FEMM) of the European Parliament holds public hearing to
identify new EU strategy for Gender Equality
The hearing entitled "Towards a new EU
strategy for gender equality" was held to provide input for the
own-initiative report to be drafted by Ms Ilda Figueiredo (GUE/NGL). The
report aims to recommend actions and initiatives for the new EU gender
strategy based on the assessment of the results of the “Roadmap for
equality between women and men” (2006-2010). Whereas the strategy will
primarily focus on gender issues within the EU, it was also discussed that
a strong chapter on gender equality in the EU's external relations is
needed - especially with view on SRHR in emergency situations such as
Haiti. For more information, visit:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/014-68139-027-01-05-902-20100127IPR68135-27-01-2010-2010-false/default_en.htm
Upcoming Events: European Parliament to interview
Bulgaria’s replacement Commissioner-designate for Humanitarian
Bulgaria has put forward Kristalina
Georgieva as its nominee for the next Commission following the resignation
of the former Bulgarian Commissioner-designate Rumiana Jeleva. Ms
Georgieva who is currently employed as Vice-President of the World Bank
faces questioning by the Development Committee who will assess her
knowledge and potential to perform well in her prospective position.
Commission President José Barroso has given his agreement for her name to
go forward as Commissioner-designate and a plenary vote on the full
commission team is to be expected on 9 February. For more information on
the hearings, visit:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/hearings/default.htm;jsessionid=A2B2FC8FC2E10244748674203BB37D9B?language=EN