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Call for proposals for Local Transition Projects 2022

The Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Local Transition Projects 2022.

 

The Transition Promotion Program, established in 2005, is a democracy assistance financial instrument of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. This program aims to support democracy and human rights, using the Czech Republic’s experience with the social transition and democratization.

Local Transition Projects (LTP) are one of the instruments of the transition promotion program of the Czech Republic. Projects are identified by the respective Embassies of the Czech Republic (through applications submitted by potential implementers) and approved by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CZ MFA).

In Armenia, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Yerevan manages the grants program, while local organizations (e.g. NGOs) implement the projects. The foreseen budget per project is max. 500 000 CZK (roughly 20 000 EUR).

Please, read all the instructions below thoroughly.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • The applicant must be a registered local subject with legal personality in Armenia, whose basic activity is not profit making.
  • Implementer must be eligible to sign a contract with the CZ MFA that establishes jurisdiction of Czech laws and Czech courts.
  • Czech financial contribution per project is maximum 500,000 CZK, the budget must not exceed this amount. Most of the awarded projects receive about 250 000 CZK for funding. We strongly encourage you not to aim at the highest possible threshold of funding.
  • We also strongly encourage you to limit personnel and travel expenses, because exaggerated expenditures for salaries and travel reduce chances for funding.
  • Funds are allocated to non-political and non-governmental groups only. The implementing organization should be a local Armenian NGO.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

- Civil society – support to civil society including human rights defenders.

- Information – support freedom of speech, access to information, media freedom and independence.

- Participation – promotion of citizens’ involvement in public decision-making processes at all levels (local, regional, national).

- Rule of law / legal state – support the development of democratic institutions. 

- Equality – support equality and non-discrimination. 

- Support to human rights in connection with employment and/or environment issues. 

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  • Formal requirements.
  • Human Rights relevance of the project to Armenia’s needs and priorities.
  • Cost effectiveness and efficiency (including amount of co-financing).
  • Feasibility and sustainability of project results.
  • Effectiveness of project results, logic of the project.

 

IMPLEMENTATION:

  • Implementation of the project can be started only after signing the contract (expected in February/March 2022).
  • Project implementation must not exceed October 31, 2022 (project billing must also be done by this date).
  • The financial amount approved for the implementation of the project in CZK is also binding for the conversion into foreign currency.
  • Tangible assets of the project should be marked with the logo of Czech Transition Promotion Program. In the case of a project's intangible assets, it is always necessary to mention the financial support of the Czech Transition Promotion Program.
  • The transfer of funds between items in the approved identification form must be justified in writing to Embassy and described in the final report.

 

TERMINATION:

  • The project implementer is obliged to submit a written final project report, including financial report to the Embassy no later than one month after the end of the project,
  • The photo documentation of the project outcomes has to be attached to the final report by the implementer.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Application package must be delivered in both paper AND electronic versions. The application package must include:

  • 1. Identification form filled in English (also attached below) – properly filled in on a computer, stamped and signed by the authorized person. Failure to submit the proposal with budget in CZK will result in automatic rejection of your application.
  • 2. Copy of the certificate of legal registration of the applicant (legal person).
  • No other annexes than the Identification Form and the Copy of the certificate of legal registration are required! Additional burden of unnecessary documents may reduce the chances for funding.

 

Submission terms: In order to be considered eligible, the complete application package must be delivered both in hard copy (in a sealed envelope to the Czech Embassy, Nalbandyan 48/1, Yerevan) and electronically by e-mail to yerevan@embassy.mzv.cz . The deadline for submission is Friday October 15, 2021 at 14:00.  Every applicant will be registered and given a number confirming the submission of application. Applications submitted/delivered after the deadline will not be considered.

 

The sealed envelope must be labelled as follows:

Program: Local Transition Project – Identification Form 2022

Organization name:

Acting through (name, surname, position):

Address (street, town, postal code, country):

Landline and mobile phone number:

 

 

Official exchange rate between AMD and CZK valid for October 2021 is as follows:

1 AMD = 0,045590 CZK (i.e. 100000 AMD = 4559 CZK)

Attachments

LTP Identification form 2022 46 KB XLS (Excel document) Sep 15, 2021

Human Rights and Transition Promotion Policy Concept 200 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Nov 11, 2016