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New EU Funding Opportunity For Civil Society In Mauritius

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The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius is launching a call for proposals to support civil society organisations in Mauritius and Rodrigues in climate action, good governance, gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls, and youth.

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius,

H.E. Mr. Vincent Degert said:

– “The European Union recognises civil society organisations as governance and development actors and as an essential and integral component of any democracy. For more than two decades, the European Union has been supporting civil society organisations in Mauritius and Rodrigues. We are aware that civil society, like society, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic with increasing poverty and inequality. Therefore, I am proud to announce that the European Union is launching a new call for proposals to further support civil society in this post-Covid era. This call specifically aims to encourage better collaboration between civil society organisations involved in

1) climate action, 2) good governance, 3) gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls, and youth. I also hope that through this call for proposals, civil society organisations will have the opportunity to strengthen their capacity to work on these three key priorities.

Priorities of the call for proposals:

The main priorities of this call for proposals for the Republic of Mauritius are climate action, good governance, gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls, and youth.

  1. Climate Action

The EU has made climate change a central element of its external policy. In the context of its bilateral and regional relations with the Republic of Mauritius, the European Union is already supporting the country’s efforts against global warming.

  1. Good governance

Good governance is at the heart of the EU’s development priorities, as it contributes to impartial decision-making, public accountability, and oversight, and promotes ethical behaviour of public entities. In its bilateral cooperation with the Republic of Mauritius, the EU is already supporting the country’s efforts to improve good governance, notably through support and technical assistance in financial governance.

  1. Gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls and young people

The European Union attaches particular importance to gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls and young people, as respect for these values contributes to a more inclusive and equitable society. Through policy dialogue with the government and various measures of assistance and exchange of experience, the European Union is already accompanying the Republic of Mauritius to achieve this objective.

Added value and cross-cutting aspects sought:

Proposals must include at least one of these added values:

– Innovation: Contribute in an innovative way to overcome the impacts of COVID on the most vulnerable.

– Digitalisation: Proposing digitalisation as a tool to strengthen the role of CSOs and the digital skills of vulnerable groups to contribute to an inclusive digital transformation.

– Inclusion: Ensure that proposals are prepared in close collaboration with civil society organisations in Rodrigues and/or Agalega in order to ensure inclusive and open dialogue with and between civil society organisations.

Proposals must include at least one of these cross-cutting aspects:

– Capacity building activities for grassroots civil society organisations.

– Empowerment of vulnerable groups (women, prisoners, migrant workers, disabled, minorities…).

– Gender equality.

– Youth empowerment and employment.

– Equal opportunities and minority rights.

– Fight against HIV and drug abuse.

Amount :

The maximum amount available to the Republic of Mauritius under this call for proposals is The minimum grant amount is €300,000 and the maximum amount is €1,000,000.

Where and how to submit applications?

Applications must be submitted online via the PROSPECT platform https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/prospect following the instructions given in the PROSPECT user manual.

Deadline for submission of the proposal:

The deadline for submitting a proposal is 15 November 2022 at 13:00 Brussels time (i.e. 16:00 Mauritius time).

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