Council of Europe – Grant for Southern Mediterranean civil society to reinforce support and protection mechanisms for victims/survivors of gender-based violence

In the framework of the South Programme IV, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is launching a call for the attribution of grants aiming at strengthening capacities of eight civil society organisations in the Southern Mediterranean to ensure a greater access to protection structures and services for victims/survivors of violence against women and girls.

The North-South Centre is coordinating this regional grant scheme which will support the implementation of national or local activities in the Southern Mediterranean. It aims at promoting the multi-sectoral cooperation and/or coordination for the protection of victims/survivors of gender-based-violence in compliance with both human rights-based and victim-centred approaches.

The regional grant scheme will consist in the provision of a grant and preliminary capacity-building activity, to one organisation or consortium of organisations from civil society per target beneficiary of the programme, namely Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.

Eligibility criteria :

  • be legally constituted as a non-governmental organisation, association or network, umbrella of organisations with proven experience in delivering services for women victims/survivors(such as legal aid, shelters, counselling, helplines; etc.)and/or advocating for women’s rights;
  • be entitled to carry out in one of the following beneficiary countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, activities described in its project proposal;
  • have experience working with public authorities or sectors (local or national level);
  • assure that the project/action is implemented in one of the beneficiary countries of the South Programme IV;
  • target stakeholders from the above-mentioned beneficiaries;
  • have sufficient capacities (funding, operational and professional) to carry out the project proposal throughout the stipulated period;
  • have a bank account in the name of the organisation or its representative.


The Council of Europe intends to award eight grants of a maximum amount of EUR 6,000 each.

Applications must be received before 28 October 2020 (at midnight CET).

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