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Swedish Special Initiative for Democratisation and Freedom of Expression

The Government of Sweden has decided to continue the special initiative for democratisation and freedom of expression launched in 2009. The initiative aims at supporting actors for change, individuals, groups and civil society organisations working for democratisation and freedom of expression.

The objective of this Call for Proposals is improved conditions for actors for change to work for enhanced democratisation and freedom of expression. The interventions shall contribute to improved conditions and increased opportunities for actors for change to work for enhanced democratisation and freedom of expression and the reduction of various forms of discrimination and oppression.

Sida invites organisations and other relevant actors to submit a Full Application for programmes/projects which might be considered under this support mechanism. Please read the Guidelines for Applicants (pdf).

Apply before April, 15
This Call for Proposals is open 9 March – 15 April 2012. Applications submitted beyond this deadline will not be considered.

Questions can be sent to

callforproposals_demo1@sida.se

Note! A specific Call for Proposals targeting support to actors for change who use and develop information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen social movements and interests groups working for democratisation and freedom of expression will be launched, most probably in June/July 2012.

Resource Centre

The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

For more info please contact us: resourcecentre@wacsi.org.

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