Calls for Proposals
The Calls on the following budget lines are usually open
for organizations and projects interested in SRHR. For further details on
any of these Calls or corrigenda see the EuropeAid website,
Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights: To strengthen the role of civil
society in promoting human rights.
- In Croatia, until: 07.09.2009,
budget: 1,200,000 €.
- In Mali, until: 17.08.2009, budget: 600,000
- In Vietnam, until: 30.11.2009, budget: 900,000 €.
Actors (NSA) and Local Authorities (LA) in Development: To strengthen the
capacity of civil society organisations and local authorities in order to
promote an inclusive and empowered society.
- In Jordan, until:
16.08.2009, budget: 500,000 €.
Support to Civil Society and Local
Initiatives: To raise awareness and lobby towards the authorities on
various issues of concern.
- In Russia, until: 30.10.2009, budget:
If you work in the field of SRHR and need further
assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EU News: European Union confirms its role as the
world’s largest donor of Official Development Assistance (ODA)
With the publication of the “Annual Report
2009 on the European Community's Development and External Assistance
Policies and their Implementation in 2008”, the European Union (EU) has
confirmed its rank as the largest donor of development aid for 2008.
During that year, aid from the European Union represented 60% of global
aid. The European Commission alone invested €12 billion, or one fifth of
total European efforts worldwide. With regard to reproductive health
funding, the European Commission contributed 0,9% or €107 Million of its
total payments to population and reproductive health programmes and
policies, representing an increase of €6 Million compared to 2007 (€101
Million). The whole annual report can be downloaded here:
EU News: Participants of G8 Summit want to
accelerate progress on maternal health
In their final declaration, the G8
members - among them the EU Member States Germany, Italy, France and the
UK as well as the European Commission and the EU Presidency – commit to
accelerating progress on maternal health, including sexual and
reproductive health care and services and voluntary family planning.
Moreover, participants stated that they will promote a comprehensive and
integrated approach to the achievement of the health-related MDGS, while
acknowledging that MDG 5 is still off-track, especially in Sub-Saharan
Africa. The whole document can be retrieved here:
EU News: On World Population Day, DSW calls for a
greater investment in women and girls
On the occasion of World Population Day
2009, the German Foundation for World Population (DSW) drew attention to
the linkages between population growth and poverty and to the key role of
women and girls in this issue. In DSW’s press release, Karen Hoehn, DSW’s
Director of International Affairs underlined that “(i)f we want to reduce
poverty and hunger, family planning, education and health care for women
require more political and financial support”. The whole press release can
be retrieved here:
Resources: DSW presentation to catalyze southern
advocacy on the EDF Mid-Term Review
DSW has produced a short presentation that
provides a good introduction to the Mid-Term Review (MTR) process of the
European Community's (EC) development cooperation, currently under way.
The presentation offers a number of effective strategies for Southern
advocates to get involved in the MTR process, to influence the policies
and to affect positive outcomes.