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Our experts have been involved in research and innovation related projects since 1999. In this section we summarize what you need to know on FP7, the rules of applying for a grant and how to manage a running project.
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If you want to understand
the system and the
concept behind, look
through this explanatory
Direct grants support the common
EU objectives. These include
European Union programmes
that beneficiaries - normally
in partnership - can directly
apply for to the EC. Typically
you compete on a European
(even world-wide) level and
sign a contract with the
Indirect grants support normally national / regional objectives. You compete on national/regional
level and individually
or in partnership
implement your project.
Your funding authority
will be a ministry or
a regional agency.
Get to know other funds which give grants e.g. EUROSTARS, ERA-NET, EUREKA, Visegrad Fund, or find support outside the EU budget e.g. World Bank, Norwegian Fund, etc. or even find supplementary
sources that are not
necessarily grants e.g.
EBRD, EIF, EIB.
Budget: EUR 1104 million
Legal basis: Regulation 1889/2006 concerning the financing instrument for the promotion of democracy and human rights worldwide
This new instrument aims to provide support for the promotion of democracy and human rights in non-EU countries. Assistance under EIDHR complements other tools which are used to implement EU policies for democracy and human rights such as ENPI, DCI and IfS.
- Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform
- Increasing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and regions where they are most at risk
- Enhancing the reliability of electoral processes, in particular through election observation missions and through support for local civil society organizations involved in these processes
- Support for human rights defenders
- Education in the area of human rights and democracy
- Support for civil society organisations focusing on human rights
- Fostering cooperation of civil society with international organisations, and supporting civil Society activities aimed at monitoring the implementation of instruments concerning human rights
- Promoting observance of international humanitarian law
Funds are allocated following strategy papers, which specify the priority areas selected for financing, objectives, the expected results, performance evaluation as well as indicative financial allocation.
Depending on the specific objectives of each action/call for proposal civil society organisations, public- and private-sector non-profit organisations, national, regional and international parliamentary bodies (where the proposed measure cannot be financed under a related Community external assistance instrument), international and regional inter-governmental organisations, natural persons (where their help is necessary for achieving the aims of the EIDHR) from countries (except EU and industrialised countries) are eligible for funding.