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CD-UNITED Call for Proposals: Democracy in Action

CD-UNITED Call for Proposals: Democracy in Action

The Community of Democracies invites organizations to apply for funding through its CD-UNITED program, which provides financial support to projects that support and strengthen democracy.

This year’s theme is Democracy in Action: Expanding Civil Society Space. Most organizations that are working on topics associated with the basic values and human rights enshrined in the Warsaw Declaration are eligible for funding.

With a total budget of $272,000, CD-UNITED will provide co-financing to applicants who propose ways to expand the space for civil society. Applicants are responsible for securing co-funding from other donors before they submit an application.

The CD-UNITED initiative will begin accepting applications 22 February 2016. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis through 31 December 2016, although it is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible due to the high volume of applications.

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Please note that applications must be completed in English. 

In previous years, CD-UNITED has provided valuable support to a number of projects around the world, including:

  • A project organizing campaigns and public lectures on best practices for civil society was implemented in Belarus.
  • The Council for a Community of Democracies worked in partnership with civil society stakeholders to develop strategies on National Democracy Education Action Plans in Kosovo and Mongolia. The project was finalized and conducted in November 2014.  
  • The Center for Training and Promotion of Democracy (CECADE) held a coordination training to strengthen capacity of civil society organizations across 11 countries: Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, the United States and Uruguay.
  • The Association Resource Centre for Women (MARTA) realized the importance and need for a participatory approach to address social problems and it organized seminars, study tours and round table discussions for civil society organizations in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
  • The Centre for Citizens’ Alliance (CCA) focuses on developing and strengthening the democratic frameworks in Asia by supporting civil society activities in China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.  The first phase of this project began with an international conference in Ulaanbaatar.
  • Estonia, Slovakia and Memo98 implemented their projects on pre-elections trainings for civil society and media in Tunis in September 2014.
  • Training of pro-democracy lawyers were held to develop a blueprint for constitutional reforms in Cuba.
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