On 11 May, the EU announced the call for proposals ‘EU solidarity with Russian civil society’ as a long-term joint motion to fight the COVID-19 crisis, and its economic and social consequences for those most in need.
Civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) are eligible to apply.
The EU will fund social services and initiatives that aim to increase people’s income and employment opportunities through financial support, new skills, training courses, work practice and social entrepreneurship.
The objective of this call is to enable civil society organisations to function without interruptions, while their usual funding mechanisms are curtailed by the current economic situation. The call aims to ensure that these organisations will continue to provide services to the most vulnerable groups and those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The application deadline is 29 June 2020, 17:00 (CET).
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