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Guide to Funding and Participation in European Union Programmes in the area of the Soros foundations network's activities for Non-Governmental Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Prepared by the Open Society Institute-Brussels. Updated version August 2001


Community Action Programme to combat discrimination 2001-2006 Calls for Proposals and Tenders.



Next Page Foundation announces its new project for support of printed and web-publications in Romani language. The project will provide financial support for the following types of publications:
1. Translations or original works on Romani issues such as history, Romani movement, contemporary social issues;
2. Publications of oral traditions of the Roma (oral history, tales, etc.). Priority will be given to projects which generate additional social activities around such publications such as involving Roma in collecting and recording oral traditions
3. Educational materials (translated or original) for all levels of education, including attractive children's' books accompanied by audio or video materials
4. Fiction and poetry written by Roma
The call is open throughout the year.

Next Page Foundation, being a spin-off of Open Society Institute - Budapest, manages translations' support projects in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. OSI has been supporting translations of books on Roma issues since 1999 and 24 titles in 10 countries have received grants. Roma 2002 competition will support titles written/translated in Roma language.

Please, find attached the budget form and a detailed announcement for the competition in English and Romani, which is also available at: For additional information, please, do not hesitate to write to:



Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships - Deadline February 1 - annually

Six-month working fellowships for non-U.S. print journalists from developing and transitional countries with an emerging free press.
Applicants must have an excellent command of written and spoken English, early to mid-career status, with at least three years experience as a print journalist, a demonstrated commitment to a career in journalism in the home country, and current employment as a journalist with an independent print media organization in a developing or transitional country. A typical AFPF Fellow is approximately 29 years old with six years of professional print journalism experience.

The Fellowship covers all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, and provides a monthly stipend. The program begins in June with a two-week orientation seminar in Washington followed by five-month deployment to U.S. host newspapers and magazines.

Alfred Friendly Press
2000 L Street N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-4997
Tel: (202) 416-1691; Fax: (202) 416-1695
For more information:


Funding opportunities for youth projects on human rights education

1. Introduction


Financial assistance in support of local pilot projects is important to the

Youth  Programme  on  Human  Rights Education because it will allow for new

initiatives to be set up and will motivate supporting local NGOs and groups

to undertake action related to human rights education with young people. By

funding pilot projects on human rights education through the European Youth

Foundation    For   further   information  concerning  the  European  Youth

Foundation  see   , the Directorate of Youth and

Sport  seeks  to  actively  contribute  to  the  inclusion  of human rights

education  in youth work practice and to encourage innovative practices and

partnerships, both in formal and in non-formal education contexts.


The  pilot  projects will allow for a more visible and direct impact of the

programme  at  local  level. They are a necessary complement to the rest of

the  youth  programme on human rights education and to the other activities

of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe.


Similarly,  the  inclusion  of pilot projects in the European programme may

serve  to  give  them  greater  visibility  and  recognition,  as  well  as

facilitating  the  development  of  networks  and of opportunities to share

expertise and experiences. This will be done by means of the Directorate of

Youth  and  Sport  publications  and web sites. This may be completed by an

evaluation  meeting  and  a  publication  with examples of good practice in

2003.  The  evaluation  and  follow-up of the three-year youth programme on

human  rights  education  will  consider  to  what  extent support to pilot

projects beyond 2002 may be continued.


This  financial support to pilot projects should be seen as exceptional and

limited  to  the  duration  of  the programme. The European funding can not

replace  the  necessary  local  and/or  national co-funding (in money or in

kind).  In  this context, the assessment of applications will consider also

the feasibility of the projects.


Priority  for  funding  will  be given to projects which would otherwise be

difficult  to  start  up.  Funding  will not be given to projects that have

already taken place.


The  funding  of  pilot  projects is also made possible thanks to voluntary

contributions of Member States of the European Youth Foundation.


2. Criteria


In order to qualify for support, projects must:


1.    be directly related to young people and to human rights education or

to a specific theme addressed by the programme;

2.    be prepared, run and managed by a local association, institution or

youth group acting directly with children, young people or a specific

target group of the programme;

3.    have a clear educational or awareness-raising function;

4.    concern primarily participants under 30 years of age;

5.    have a participatory approach, from the conception to the evaluation;

6.    integrate intercultural learning in its educational approach;

7.    have an innovative character (in terms of methodology, target groups

addressed, etc.)

8.    be open to other partners of the youth programme on human rights

education and foresee using the resources generated through the programme

(e.g. the Manual on Human Rights Education);

9.    have a clear potential local impact while being open to European


10.   have a European dimension, either by involving more than one country,

and/or by taking into consideration the European context;

11.   follow the basic educational principles of the Council of Europe's

youth sector;

12.   be realised betweenJanuary  March 2003 andDecember 2002 March 2004.


2. Levels of support


Selected projects can be funded up to a maximum of 7 600 €.


3. Payment of grants


The  administration  of  grants  will  be  made  through the European Youth

 Foundation and according to its standard practice: a maximum of 80% of the

 grant  will be paid following the confirmation of acceptance of the grant;

 the  remaining balance will be paid according to the rules of the European

 Youth  Foundation  upon  reception  and  approval  of the report and final

 accounts of the project.


4. Deadlines and applications


All  projects  must  be  implemented betweenJanuary  March 2003 andDecember

 2002  March  2004. The application forms must be submitted to the European

 Youth Foundation by one of the following deadlines:1 November 2001


a)    1 February 2003

b)    1 May 2003

c)    July 20021 October 2003


The decision shall be taken within two to three months of each deadline.


5. Reporting


Projects being allocated financial support are to present a report within 2

months of the completion of the project. This report shall include:


a)    a complete financial report with proofs of expenditure,

b)    a project report about the outcomes and dynamics of the project

according to the criteria listed above;

c)    An indication of which members of the public will be reached through

the project and, where appropriate, a list of participants in the project,

including name, country of residence, nationality, age and sex;

d)    Press cuttings, photographs and other examples of the achievements or

results of the project, preferably in electronic version.


6.  Procedure  for  applications,  assessment  and  decision-making  on the



The  applications  for  funding  will  be  assessed  by  the European Youth

Foundation  (EFY)  in  consultation  with  the  Steering Group of the Youth

Programme on Human Rights Education. The secretariat of the EYF will give a

recommendation  to  the Programming Committee of the European Youth Centres

and European Youth Foundation, responsible for the decisions on the grants.


All  applications  must  be  submitted  according  to  the application form

enclosed, typed in English or in French.


7. Further information:


Further  information  is  available  on the Youth Programme on Human Rights

Education web site: and on the European Youth Centre

Budapest  web  site: Information about other funding

possibilities  through  the  European  Youth  Foundation  and  through  the

Solidarity  Fund  for  Youth  Mobility  is  available  on  the Internet at:


For  specific enquiries about the pilot projects on human rights education,

please contact:


    European Youth Centre Budapest

    Zivatar utca 1-3

    H-1024 BUDAPEST, Hungary

    Tel: + 36 1 212 40 78

    Fax. + 36 1 212 40 76

    Email :

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                              PILOT PROJECTS

                         on Human Rights Education


      1. Name of the applicant organisation(s)  Please supply brief updated

information on the organisation(s) separately, including main aims,

structure, activities, status, members, etc.).


      2. Address(es) of the organisation(s) (including, fax, e-mail and web

         site, if available)


      3. Title of the project


      4. Duration of the project (please give start and end dates of the



      5. Main venue/s (where will the project take place?):


      6. Description of the project - Please provide clear and concise

         information about:

a)    the nature of the project

b)    its aims and objectives

c)    the principal elements of the programme

d)    calendar and methodology

e)    what the innovative nature of the project will be


      7. Target group

         a) To whom is the project addressed?

         b) What will be the role of young people in the project?


      8. Participants

         Please provide details about:

a)    The total number of participants involved or public to be reached

b)    Their countries of residence and relationship to the organisation(s)

c)    Their average age


       9. Results

       What do you expect to achieve with your project in relation to:

a)    Human Rights Education

b)    Young people's participation and autonomy

c)    Local impact

d)    Intercultural learning

e)    Networking at European level


       10. Follow-up - What follow-up do you envisage for your project?


       10. Preparation - How, by whom and when will the project be



       11. Contacts

            a) Name, function, address, telephone, fax and e-mail of the

              person in the organisation responsible for this project;

            b) names and function of other people involved in the

               management of the project:


       12. Budget

          Please  present, using the table below, an estimated detailed and

          balanced budget of the total expenses and income of your project,

          indicating  the  amount  of  the  grant  requested from the Youth

          Programme on Human Rights Education. The budget must be submitted

          in Euro (€).

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