Through this call for proposals, the Open Society Initiative for Europe aims to support the internal diversity, interconnectedness, and effectiveness of the antidiscrimination movement in Western Europe. While aiming to tackle causes and manifestations of all types of racism and discrimination on ethnic and religious grounds, the Open Society Initiative for Europe also wants to ensure a constructive exchange of knowledge and know-how, as well as a continuous mutual learning process based on good practices and connections across movements and individuals.
Therefore, this call aims to support the antidiscrimination field by encouraging strengthened solidarity and interaction between mainstream or generalist human rights/antidiscrimination NGOs, minority-led or grassroots organizations, and a variety of actors, including young graduates with a minority background, researchers, and journalists.
Applicants must be legally constituted nongovernmental organizations and be nonprofit oriented. This also includes professional associations (e.g. associations of journalists), trade unions, legal university clinics, or informal coalitions of NGOs led by a member with legal entity.
Legally constituted NGOs based in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden are welcome to apply to one or more of the schemes proposed. Applications from other Western European countries will be considered only if they are exchanges with an organization in one of the above mentioned eligible countries.
Organizations with a proven track record in working on discrimination based on ethnicity, origin and/or religion are particularly welcome. Applications may come from mainstream or generalist human rights/antidiscrimination NGOs and minority-led or grassroots organizations.
The deadline for submitting applications is August 8, 2015.