European Union’s Cyber Diplomacy Support Initiative for Nonprofits

Deadline: 01-Mar-21 The European Union (EU) has announced a call for proposals for the Cyber Diplomacy Support Initiative to promote and protect a single, open, free and secure cyberspace which fully reflects and respects the core EU values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. (Ad) What tools do you need to raise funds for your organization? A grants database, a donor search option, sample proposals, a library of guidebooks on how to raise funds, a grants map, a deadline calendar, training from fundraising experts and an alert system to give you timely information about new opportunities. We have all of these in our Premium Membership service – now available at 50% discount. $49.99 per year only. Click here! This Action will complement EU official cyber dialogues with strategic partners and its engagements at regional and international level. The action should coordinate with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission activities in the context of the ongoing EU international engagements on cyber diplomacy and resilience. Objectives The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are to contribute to: (Ad) How can I search grant information of my interest? Increased consensus in partner countries for open, free, and secure cyberspace, through the promotion of existing international law, norms of state behaviour and confidence building measures in cyber space and increase cyber resilience (Cyber consultations component); Greater convergence between partner countries and regional organisations standards, policies and best practices and those of the EU (Cooperation and Capacity Building Component); Raised awareness of the EU’s contribution to global cyber stability and resilience in partner countries and regional and international organisations (Outreach and Public Diplomacy component). Priorities The priority(ies) of this call for proposals are: To enhance engagement and advocacy through regular dialogues and consultations with key global partners on cyber security topics of shared or converging interest; To increase consensus with partner countries on how to apply existing international law in cyberspace; To enhance development of cyber norms and confidence building measures; To strengthen multi-stakeholder cyber engagement; and To enhance dissemination of EU best practices in strengthening cyber resilience and protecting critical cyber infrastructure. Funding Information (Ad) Looking for Grants and Donors for your country? The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 3,500,000. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award all available funds. Size of grants Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts: Minimum amount: EUR 3,000,000; Maximum amount: EUR 3,500,000. Eligibility Criteria (Ad) Handpicked funding alerts right inside your email inbox! Lead applicant(s) In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: be a legal person and be non-profit-making and be a specific type of organisation such as: think tanks, non-governmental organisation, research institutes or other civil society organisations, EU specialised agencies and regional and international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulations, and be established in a Member State of the EU or in an eligible country as defined under the Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for external action (CIR) and Regulation (EU) No 234/2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries. This obligation does not apply to international organisations, and be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary. Co-applicant(s) (Ad) Are you spending most of your time searching for donor partnerships? Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant. Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant himself. Co-applicants must sign the mandate form. If awarded the grant contract, the co-applicant(s) (if any) will become beneficiary(ies) in the action (together with the coordinator). Affiliated entity(ies) The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies). Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s): Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link. This structural link encompasses mainly two notions: Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated finan

European Union’s Cyber Diplomacy Support Initiative for Nonprofits

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