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C 15/10 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 17.1.





European initiative for democracy and human rights issued by the European Commission
(2001/C 15/07)

1. Publication reference (b) Maximum grant for a project: no maximum.

(c) Maximum proportion of project costs to be covered by
Community funding: 80 %. However, in respect of
2. Programme and financing source local organisations, this proportion can be up to
European initiative for democracy and human rights 100 %.

Budget lines: 6. Maximum number of grants to be awarded

B7-701 (Promotion and protection of human rights); No maximum number of grants.

B7-702 (Support for democratisation);
7. Eligibility: who may apply
B7-703 (Prevention of conflict and dealing with conflict
consequences). Applicants must be non-profit-making (except some media
organisations), must be non-governmental organisations,
private or public sector operators or local authorities
3. Nature of activities, geographical area and project and must have their headquarters within the European
duration Union or a beneficiary country. Exceptionally, the head-
(a) This European initiative brings together the budget quarters may be in another third country.
lines for promoting human rights, democracy and
conflict prevention in countries outside the EU. The 8. Provisional notification date of results of the award
Commission has identified 10 themes to which it has process
decided to give priority in this call for proposals. All
priorities are of equal rank, but their importance varies July 2001.
between geographic regions. The project proposals
must contribute directly to the specific priority
sectors and satisfy the general conditions of Council 9. Award criteria
Regulations (EC) Nos 975/1999 and 976/1999 on
human rights and democracy. See section 2.3 of guidelines for applicants mentioned in
point 12.

(b) Geographical area: All countries mentioned in Annex F
of the ‘Guidelines for applicants’. 10. Application format and details to be provided

Applications must be submitted using the standard
(c) Maximum project duration: 36 months. application form attached to the guidelines for applicants
mentioned in point 12, whose format and instructions
must be strictly observed. For each application, one
For details, see the guidelines for applicants referred to in
signed original and five copies must be supplied by
point 12.
the applicant.

4. Overall amount available for this call for proposals
11. Deadline for applications
EUR 38 million.
Monday 19 March 2001 at 16.00.

5. Maximum and minimum grant amounts
Any application received by the contracting authority after
(a) Minimum grant for a project: EUR 300 000. this deadline will not be considered.
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12. Detailed information Any questions regarding this call for proposals should be
sent by e-mail (including the publication reference of this
Detailed information on this call for proposals is contained call for proposals shown in point 2) to:
in the guidelines for applicants, which are published
together with this notice on the Internet website of the
All applicants are encouraged to consult the above Internet
web page regularly before the deadline for applications
since the Commission will publish the most frequently asked questions and the corresponding replies.