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European Commission (EC) -- Participation of Civil Society in Forest Governance

The EC calls for proposals to strengthen the contribution of non-state actors to improving forest governance, sustainable forest management, and the contribution of forests to development. Specifically, EC aims to strengthen the role of civil society to engage in the processes about FLEGT VPA (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade - Voluntary Partnership Agreement) and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Funding will be allocated among the following regions: Congo Basin; Western Africa; Amazon Basin; Mesoamerican Corridor; Mekong Region; and Southeast Asia and Pacific. The program is open to nonprofit non-state organizations in the EU and in the developing countries listed in the announcement. Grants will range from €2 million to €6 million, varying by regions and cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/150699/DH/ACT/Multi. The deadline for concept notes (English, French, Spanish) is 08 March 2016.
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