From February 18, 2019, the Training Center is announcing a grant competition on the following directions of the grant competition stipulated under the Central Election Commission of Georgia February 8, 2019 Ordinance N 2/2019 (available in Georgian):
To ensure awareness of voters as part of the grant competition on the above-mentioned directions, supporting the initiatives submitted by NGOs is based on the recommendations of international/local observer missions and the results of the analysis of electoral process performed by the Election Administration; the analysis evidences the necessity for regular implementation of awareness raising/educational programs.
Competition topic under the first direction – raising awareness of voters for the Parliament of Georgia May, 2019 Interim Elections of Sakrebulo – Municipality Representative body and Snap Elections of Municipality Mayors
To promote raising activity of voters in interim/snap elections in May, 2019, grant project submitted for the above-mentioned topic shall consider an initiative of an electoral awareness-raising campaign that will be oriented at informing voters on the matters of the importance of citizens’ participation in the governance of the country through elections and legislative mechanisms of realization of suffrage. It is important that the project envisage implementation of awareness-raising training activities not only in the seminars/training format, but also as role, staged or other innovative events. Events to be implemented as part of the project shall be oriented at envisaging and promotion of gender issues.
Based on the goal of the competition topic under the first direction, grant project shall be submitted for one of the areas stipulated below, considering the relevant scope of funding:
Total funding: GEL 460,000
Grant project duration:
April 15, 2019 – May 15, 2019 (1 month)
Note: Given the goals of the competition, after the election day is announced, project implementing NGO shall shift project implementation schedule according to the selection committee decision and notify the Training Center.
Competition topic for the second direction – promote enhancement of electoral awareness and civic culture of young voters
A grant project proposal submitted under the competition topic of the Second Direction shall envisage initiative of civic education of young voters oriented at informing young voters about importance of voters’ participation in the governance of the country through democratic elections and elections, the setup of the state in Georgia and the rule of forming elective bodies, the principle of accountability between the electorate and elected institutions thereof, promotion of elections and other issues for ensuring raising civic responsibility. It is important to model awareness-raising/educational programs to be implemented as part of the project, develop training materials and select and apply training methodology according to the age and interests of young voters. Activities to be implemented as part of the project shall be oriented at considering gender aspects and supporting.
Based on the goal of the second direction competition topic, grant project shall be submitted for one of the areas designated below, considering the scope of relevant funding:
Total funding available: GEL 720,000
Grant project duration:
April 15 – June 15, 2019 (2 months)
Who is eligible to participate in the grant competition:
Competition documentation to be submitted under the grant competition
For participating in grant competition, an NGO shall submit the following competition documentation, by observing the indicated rule:
Grant competition committee will take a decision about dismissing competition documentation, about funding/refusal to fund an NGO, removal of competition documentation from competition. The grant competition commission takes the mentioned decisions in absentia of a representative of an NGO that has submitted competition documentation.
Grant competition committee members will evaluate grant project proposals according to the criteria stipulated in the evaluation sheet of competition documentation (Annex N2).
Publicity of grant competition results:
Grant competition participants will be notified about the results of the competition via a message to their e-mail. Information about NGOs funded at the decision of the grant competition commission will also be posted on the CEC and the Training Center websites.
Grant competition schedule:
Follow the link for Grant Award Rule (available in Georgian).
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