Call for proposals - Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/Multi Closed!


The overall objective of this call for proposals is to support actions, presented by Non-State Actors, aiming at raising public awareness of development issues and promoting education for development in the European Union (EU) and acceding countries to anchor development policy in European societies, to mobilise greater public support for action against poverty and for fairer relations between developed and developing countries, and to change attitudes to the issues and difficulties facing developing countries and their peoples.

The specific objectives for this call is to develop European citizens' awareness and critical understanding of the interdependent world and of their role, responsibility and lifestyles in relation to a globalised society; and to support their active engagement in global attempts to eradicate poverty, and promote justice, human rights, and sustainable ways of living.


In order to maximise the impact and effectiveness of this programme, priority will be given to actions covering one or more of the following thematic issues:

  • public support for the MDG agenda, with particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa;
  • policy coherence for development, with a particular focus on areas of public interest where common development goals are important such as: migration, trade (especially fair trade), microcredit, security, human rights, social dimension of globalisation and decent work.

And one of the following specific priorities:

  • Close cooperation and complementarity with the national educational authorities of the countries in which the Action will take place.
  • Complementarity with existing development education efforts in the countries of implementation, or targeting identified development education gaps.
  • A strong European dimension. Priority will be given to Actions which seek to produce results at European level, involve coordinated action and a coherent approach in various Member States, and cover 15 to 27 Member States.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 27,12 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 November 2011 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/Multi (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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