DEAR - Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union

Deadline :
November 4, 2022 4:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 93,590,000
Partners required:
This call encourages cooperation between civil society organisations and local authorities including, where relevant, between entities based in the EU and in EU partner countries.

Funding programme

The EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme promotes and enables active engagement of EU citizens, especially young people, in development issues and addressing global challenges at local and global levels

Call overview

The global objective of the DEAR programme and of this call for proposals is to achieve a more inclusive society with a developed sense of co-responsibility for local and global sustainable challenges (notably global inequalities and ecological crises). This call also aims to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Background

Global challenges (such as the triple planetary crisis - climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution -, inequality, irregular migration and others) have become more pressing in the last few years, some of them further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This opens a wider door to overly simplistic solutions to complex problems, and potentially resulting in declining solidarity and increasing nationalistic tendencies. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine provide momentum for our societies to become more aware of the global interdependence and the need to act in accordance with European values.

While young people are one of the groups most affected by these global challenges, the potential of their role and the impact of their actions are currently limited for various societal and structural reasons. Encouragingly, there have been, however, outstanding examples of youth movements, such as “Fridays for Future”, which have a huge impact on the public discourse and showcase the important role young EU citizens want and can play in our societies at all levels.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  • More EU citizens, including youth, have a critical understanding of the interdependent world as well as of their own role in it and have the interest to act for sustainable development;
  • More EU citizens, including youth, are actively engaged in sustainable development on local and global level
  • Global Citizenship Education is better integrated into formal and non-formal education in EU Member States.

Priorities

This call for proposals will have five lots. For all lots, all actions, including financial support to third parties, if any, must contribute to:

  • the global objective, and
  • one or several specific objectives as defined in section 1.2., and
  • one or several priorities as defined in section 1.2.

For lots 1 to 4, the lead applicant needs to be a Civil Society Organisation, for lot 5 the lead applicant needs to be a Local Authority. For all lots, lead applicants need to be established in a EU Member State.

  • Lot 1: Actions engaging EU citizens in global sustainable development and responses to global challenges
  • Lot 2: Actions engaging young EU citizens and young people living in partner countries in joint initiatives
  • Lot 3: Actions with a focus on supporting initiatives implemented through financial support to third parties
  • Lot 4: Actions with a focus on formal, informal and non-formal Development Education actions
  • Lot 5: Actions by Local Authorities

Consortium composition

This call encourages cooperation between civil society organisations and local authorities including, where relevant, between entities based in the EU and in EU partner countries.

Eligibility

Under Lot 1, 2, 3 and 4, in order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • be a legal person and
  • be non-profit-making and
  • be a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) 18 or an association of CSOs19 and
  • be established20 in a Member State of the European Union and
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
  • be able to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field of development education and awareness raising, and/or global learning for at least three years, preferably during the last 3 to 5 years.

Under lot 5, in order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • be a legal person and
  • be a Local Authority21 (LA) from a Member State of the European Union, constituted in accordance with the legislation in force in the country, or Associations of Local Authorities (ALA)22 registered in a Member State of the European Union and
  • be established in23 a Member State of the European Union and
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicants and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
  • be able to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field of development education and awareness raising24, and/or global learning25 for at least three years preferably during the last 3 to 5 years.

Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 93 590 000, of which EUR 73 590 000 are for CSOs (CSOs as lead applicants) and EUR 20 000 000 are for LAs (LAs as lead applicants).

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Deadline :
November 4, 2022 4:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 93,590,000
Partners required:
This call encourages cooperation between civil society organisations and local authorities including, where relevant, between entities based in the EU and in EU partner countries.