Consultation with civil society organisations on the priority areas of the 2022 Calls for proposals
– Civil Society Facility and Media Programme
– Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy
The Delegation of the European Union to Albania would like to invite civil society organisations, based on their respective fields of expertise, to give their views/feedback on the priority areas identified for the EU-funded 2022 calls for proposals organised under the Civil Society Facility and the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (successor of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)).
First area of support (Civil Society Facility 2022): Good Governance and Rule of Law (including anti-corruption)
The expected outcome in the first area of support is to establish coalitions/platforms of CSOs able to address in a professional and sustainable way – in collaboration with other CSOs and the relevant governmental counterparts – issues related to good governance, justice and corruption.
Good governance: the needs pre-identified relate to the improvement of the quality and accountability of administration, transparency, professionalism and de-politisation, more transparent management of public finances, and better services for citizens.
Rule of Law/justice: the needs pre-identified relate to a greater cooperation with civil society in conceiving, implementing and monitoring justice related measures.
Anti-corruption: the needs pre-identified relate to an increased involvement of CSOs on prevention of corruption, awareness raising and monitoring of anti-corruption measures.
Second area of support (Civil Society Facility 2022): Environment
The expected outcome in the second area of support is to strengthen the role and capacities of CSOs to influence, monitor, advocate on environmental, climate change and conservation issues.
The pre-identified needs relate to the reinforcement of the role and capacities of CSOs to fight environmental and climate degradation and environmental crime, strengthening of the cooperation among CSOs and other stakeholders, increasing of the protection of environment and biodiversity and of more actions against climate change as well as increasing awareness on environmental and climate protection.
Third are of support (Human Rights and Democracy Programme on 2021-2022): Integrity of elections processes
The expected outcome is to contribute to the strengthening of an environment conducive to the promotion and protection of human rights and to peaceful elections.
The pre-identified needs relate to the reinforcement of the role, capacities and networking of CSOs and media actors in civic education, awareness raising, and domestic observation, inclusive process and participation in policymaking.
Fourth area of support (Human Rights and Democracy Programme on 2021-2022): Media
The expected outcome is to provide reliable information to the Albanian society by strengthening public broadcaster and journalism in Albania.
The pre-identified needs relate to the improvement of media professionalism and standards including Public Broadcaster Journalists and digital technology, freedom of expression online and offline, inclusive dialogue, policy reform advocacy including online self-regulation, media education, fighting online disinformation.
Please send your input by 4 March, 2022 to this functional mailbox: