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The Civil Society Facility (CSF) south (ENPI/2012/304-556) hereby announces the launch of a “Call for Application” for Strengthening Organizational Capacities of Partner Civil Society Organizations in the Southern Mediterranean.

This workshop is designed to enhance capacities of CSOs in the Southern Mediterranean.

Key Thematic covered during the Workshop:

  • Local Governance (1 day)
  • Communication Skills (1 day)
  • Participatory Approaches and Tools for Policy Development (1 day)

It aims to:

  • Mobilize CSOs to effectively engage in good local governance
  • Enhancing CSOs communication skills for effective outreach
  • Support CSOs to transforming policy priorities into actions through participation tools
  • Support CSOs to share good practice and lessons learned across the region

Practical information

The workshop will be:

  • between 19-21 October 2016, in Tunis, Tunisia
  • open to about 25 CSO participants
  • for members of CSOs, working in the ENPI countries: Lebanon, Syria, the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco
  • delivered in Arabic and English and PowerPoint presentations will be made available on the CSFS website.
  • The costs related to the participation to the workshop (travel, accommodation and catering during the training for participants) will be fully covered for each selected participant.
  • Participants will receive certificates issued by the CSF South on their last day of attendance.

Background :

This workshop is organized by the Civil Society Facility South (CSFS). It is a, EU funded facility, supporting civil society organizations in the Southern Mediterranean countries boosting their capacities to enable them to play an effective role in policy dialogue in their country and contribute to the regional discourse. The CSF South Programme addresses dialogue to build bridges in the region through civic education, commitment of CSOs in political dialogue, young leadership and innovation. Through tailored capacity building, it focuses on supporting CSOs’ role in the decision-making process, through policy dialogue, stronger citizenship and advocacy. The regional workshop capitalizes on previous experience, recommendations and best practices and interactions with partner CSOs who participated to similar workshops in 2015 and 2016. More details on this call or about the CSF South Project can be found here


Be a member of a Civil Society Organization (see definition below), from the Neighbourhood South Region. The EU considers CSOs to include all non-State, not-for-profit structures, non-partisan and non –violent, through which people organize to pursue shared objectives and ideals, whether political, cultural, social or economic.

Operating from the local to the national, regional and international levels, they comprise urban and rural, formal and informal organizations. They include membership-based, cause-based and service-oriented CSOs.

Among them, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, foundations, research institutions, Gender and LGBT organizations, cooperatives, professional and business associations, and the notfor-profit media. Trade unions and employers’ organizations, the so-called social partners, constitute a specific category of CSOs.

CSOs Eligible under this call: will come from the 10 eligible countries: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Palestinian, Israel, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

Be aware that only one proposal per CSO can be made based on the profile requirements:

  • 1 applicant per organisation (CSO);
  • Ideally proposed applicant have been exposed before to sectorial policy dialogue work, governance and networking


Applicants who are eligible and fit the above criteria are requested to submit their application and expression of interest to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and copying the Team Leader at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. according to the following timelines: By latest Friday 30 September, 2016 (2.00 pm, Tunis Time).


Required Documents to Apply

  • Written application from the applicant’s CSO explaining and supporting the proposed application (max 1 page).
  • Motivation letter from the applicant and co-signed by the CSO (max 1 page).
  • Curriculum vita of the applicant;
  • If possible: a short version of the motivations in English or French (half a page), not compulsory

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