MAJALAT 2020 - Call for Proposals OPEN

This call for proposals is part of the MAJALAT initiative, whose objective is to create and promote a space of constructive dialogue between civil society organisations, trade unions, social movements and universities from the southern Mediterranean and the European Union to influence the EU's vision and policies towards the Southern shore of the Mediterranean.

Within this framework, five dialogue themes were selected: Migration, Governance and the Rule of Law, Economic Development and Social Dialogue, Security and counter-violence, Climate and Social Justice. The purpose of this call for projects is to expand the reflections from each theme and sub-theme, taking into consideration the needs of the country where the action will be implemented.

Themes of the workshops

Sub-Theme (theme for the project)

  • Good governance and rule of law
  • Corruption / Shrinking space for civil society
  • Migration
  • Social protection and migrants’ rights
  • Security and counter violence
  • From security to countering violence: a renewed, rights-based approach
  • Economic Development and Social dialogue
  • The role of the private sector and investment and trade policies.
  • Climate and Social Justice
  • Social and climate justice, what approach?

The countries concerned are Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia. Projects enhancing youth participation will be favoured, as well as projects implemented by Egyptian, Syrian or Libyan organisations (if necessary outside the country). 

Five proposals will be selected (one by theme). With a maximum funding of 8.000 EUR per project, the actions will have to be implemented between 2nd May and 21st June 2020. 

The outcomes of the awarded projects will be discussed at the Civil Society South Seminar on the 7-8 July 2020 in Beirut and the awarded organisations will be invited to present them. Finally, these discussions will be included in the structured political dialogues with the European Union in the Brussels Civil Society Forum on 24th and 25th November 2020.

The deadline to submit the forms will be 10th March 2020 at 24h00 (Brussels time). You can apply here : the application form (the form could be filled in English, in French or in Arabic).
More information in the documents available in the MAJALAT website.