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Participation of Civil Society Organisations in Human Rights Protection

Participation of Civil Society Organisations in Human Rights Protection

Council of Europe Project “Human rights-compliant policing in Georgia” project is looking to pre-select up to 20 NGOs representing up to 10 targeted regions of Georgia: Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Racha, Guria, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Adjara. For this purpose, interested CSOs are asked to submit application, as described below. 

the pre-selected NGOs, namely up to 40 persons in total, are expected to participate in a 4-day work

As a result from the selection process, up to two representatives from each of the pre-selected NGOs, namely up to 40 persons in total, are expected to participate in a 4-day workshop, at which they will be trained on the relevant topics (see Annex 1 for more information).

The informative workshop will be organised and implemented directly by the CoE project, in line with the following tentative schedule:

  • Workshop 1 (group 1, for up to 20 participants) – 8-11 November 2022 in Adjara
  • Workshop 2 (group 2, for up to 20 participants) – 15-18 November 2022 in Kakheti

On the basis of the received detailed proposal, following the workshop, up to two CSOs will be selected to implement awareness raising actions in up to 10 regions of Georgia (step 2). The two selected CSOs will sign grant agreements with the Council of Europe, up to 9.000 EUR each (direct award procedure).

Interested CSOs are invited to submit applications for STEP 1 only (see Annex 1) by 15 October 2022, not later than 17.00 hours Tbilisi time to the following email: [email protected] with the subject line “expression of interest for the informational campaign – HRCPG”

Their application shall include:

  • a cover letter describing CSOs motivation and commitment to participate in the workshop in 2022, including commitment and readiness to submit application under the subsequent competitive selection procedure, following the workshop; (1-page word document, in English language) and
  • Short description of CSOs activities related to human rights, democracy, rules of law or similar field of work; (2-page word document, in English language)
  • Registration document of the organisation

The Council of Europe will evaluate the CSOs’ applications on the basis of the following objective criteria:

  • Commitment to European and international human rights standards;
  • Experience working on human rights including topics and issues related to public gatherings, peaceful assemblies and demonstrations in Georgia;
  • Willingness to create a dialogue with the police;
  • Willingness to carry out a public campaign in the regions of Georgia.