EU Call for Proposals: Prevent Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls

The European Union (EU) is making available 32million (Euro) to contribute to gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in developing countries.

The EU is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardized system of laws that apply in all member states.

The Delegation of the European Union to Uganda assumes the local Presidency of the EU in Uganda. It means that we are tasked with speaking on behalf the EU in Uganda, reflecting common EU positions and spearheading EU values on Human Rights, Governance, and Democracy.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) assists the VP/HR to fully carry out her mandate as defined in the EU Treaty. The EU Delegation also plays a supportive role as regards the diplomatic and consular protection of the Union’s citizens in Uganda.

EU Call for Proposals to Prevent Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to reinforce the technical and financial capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) to foster rights of women and girls living in developing countries with high prevalence of violence against women and countries affected by the forgotten crisis.


  • Ending violence against women and girls: working towards the elimination of all forms of sexual or gender-based violence (SGBV) through various approaches that empower women and girls to end, avoid and escape from violence and violent situations (e.g. increased social, political and economic empowerment) and/or
  • Increasing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for youth, women and men: including to nondiscriminatory, age-appropriate and comprehensive sexuality education, evidence-based information, family planning and modern contraception, relevant quality care and services as allowed by national law

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 5,000,000 and EUR 6,000,000

Uganda is one of the eligible countries to be awarded globally.


  • Lead applicant
    • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
      • be a legal person
      • be non-profit-making
      • be a civil society organisation , including non-governmental non-profit organisations and independent political foundations, community-based organisations and private-sector non-profit agencies, institutions and organisations and networks thereof at the local, national, regional and international level,
      • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in a developing country  (mentioned below)
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
    • The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
    • International public-sector organisations set up by international agreements, specialised agencies set up by such organisations and other organisations assimilated to such international are not eligible under this call for proposals. United Nations agencies are not eligible under this call for proposals.
    • The lead applicant must act with at least one co-applicant.
    • To be eligible, an action must include at least one local organisation, as lead applicant or co-applicant.
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
    • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.
  • Affiliated entities
    • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies)
    • Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s): Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link.
    • This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
      • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings: Entities affiliated to applicant may hence be:
        • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by an applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by an applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
        • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
        • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
      • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as an e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

Deadline for submission of concept notes is 25 October 2017.

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