Call for proposals for civil society organisations: Communication and advocacy campaigns on the Istanbul Convention

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The Council of Europe project “Ending violence against women: multi-country programme” is launching a call for proposals for civil society organisations (CSOs) with expertise and experience in combating violence against women and domestic violence in one of four countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania or Slovak Republic.

The call aims to support awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns to promote the values, aims and provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention), generating positive narratives and dispelling myths and misinformation regarding the convention.

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division, Women Against Violence Europe Network (WAVE) and UN Women have developed a methodology with relevant advocacy resources and tools to support CSOs all over Europe in running national communication and advocacy campaigns on the Istanbul Convention. The projects are requested to use this methodology in development of the campaigns adapting the proposed toolkit to the needs of each country.

Throughout the projects’ implementation the Council of Europe will organise accompanying activities to support the selected CSOs in running their campaigns.

The deadline for submission of offers is 21 September 2022, 24:00 CET.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted in electronic format (Word and/or PDF).

Questions shall be sent at the latest one week before the deadline for the submission of proposals, in English, and shall be exclusively sent to the email address indicated in the call for proposals. Questions will be answered under the format of a Q&A document which will be made available on this page.

The tender can be found here:

Call for proposals
Appendix I – Application form
Appendix II – Estimated budget (Template) to be submitted in PDF
Appendix III – Grant Agreement (for information only)
Appendix IV - Guidelines for using Grant Agreement budget templates

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