Grants to Support Senegalese CSOs for the Engagement of Young Actors in Governance & Development

Deadline: 13-Feb-23

The European Commission (EC) is offering Grants to Support Senegalese Civil Society Organizations (CSO) for the engagement of young actors in governance and development.

The general objective of this call for proposals is: To support the engagement of local civil society organizations (CSOs) as actors of governance and socio-economic development of women and young people.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:Support the structuring, capacity/skills building, and development of civil society organizations committed to the socio-economic development of the territories;Develop and implement a dynamic mechanism for the inclusion and systemic promotion of young economic entrepreneurs within professional, interprofessional and employer organizations.

LOT 1. Support to CSOs for the deployment of actions and services with collective added value around the following axes:
LOT 2. Support for professional and employers’ organizations for the modeling and application of processes for the inclusion of young players in the economic fabric.

This call for proposals, divided into two lots, has the following priorities:LOT 1: Support to CSOs for the deployment of actions and services with collective added value around the following axes:Strengthening, structuring and aggregation (networking) of organizations of young people (women and men) and initiatives with collective
 impactsConsolidation of CSO networks to mobilize and support the inclusion of women and young people in civil society in the promotion of citizenship, sports and cultural educationDevelopment of value-added services/facilities for young workers and entrepreneurs, especially women.Technical and financial support for CSOs, including social and solidarity enterprises, to support the economic integration of young people, especially women, with proven technical skills in sustainable development sectors.LOT 2: Support for professional and employers’ organizations for the modeling and application of processes for the inclusion of young players in the economic fabric.Support for networks/platforms of professional, interprofessional and/or employers’ organisations, associations of Chambers of Commerce and chambers of trade aimed at supporting their efforts to the inclusion of groups, SMEs and start-ups from the private sector, led by young people and women, within these bodies.
Funding Information
Indicative envelope per lot:Batch 1: €2,500,000Batch 2: €1,000,000
Grant amountLot 1:Minimum amount: EUR 750,000Maximum amount: EUR 800,000Lot 2:Minimum amount: EUR 300,000Maximum amount: EUR 500,000

Eligibility Criteria
Lead applicant(s)

To be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:Be a legal person andBe a CSO (civil society organization); association, NGO (non-governmental organization), employers’ association, chamber of commerce or consular associations, trade union association andHave no profit motive andBe established in an eligible country in accordance with article 28 of Regulation (EU) 2021/947 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 9, 2021 or be established in Senegal andBe, at the time of publication of this call for proposals, registered for at least 2 years with the relevant services of Senegal andBe directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicants and the affiliated entity(ies) and not act as an intermediary

In other words, for each proposal, the main applicant, or one of the co-applicants, must necessarily be a Senegalese entity.
The co-applicant(s) participate(s) in drawing up and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those borne by the lead applicant.
The co-applicant(s) must meet the same eligibility criteria as those that apply to the lead applicant.
The co-applicant(s) must sign the mandate.
If the grant is awarded to them, any co-applicants become beneficiaries within the framework of the action (with the coordinator).
In addition, it should be noted that contracts cannot be awarded or signed with applicants on the EU restrictive measures lists.

Affiliated Entities

The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with one or more affiliated entities.Entities affiliated with an applicant can therefore be:Entities controlled directly or indirectly by the applicant (subsidiaries or first-tier subsidiaries) or controlled by an entity itself controlled by the applicant (sub-subsidiaries or second-tier subsidiaries). This is valid for the other control levels;Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Similarly, they may be entities controlling a company controlling the applicant;Entities at the same level of direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies);
membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as, for example, a network, federation or association of which the proposed affiliated entity is a member, or the applicant is a member of the same entity (for example, a network, a federation or an association) than the proposed affiliated entity.


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