Women and Youth in Democracy initiative (WYDE)
Women and Youth in Democracy initiative (WYDE) call for proposals
From 2022-2026 elbarlament will be implementing activities within the EU-funded ‘Women and Youth in Democracy’ Initiative (WYDE) as a member of the EPD network.
The ‘Youth Participation in Public Affairs’ programme of the EU’s ‘Women and Youth in Democracy’ Initiative (WYDE) aims to improve the enfranchisement, empowerment, and inclusion of youth at all levels of democratic participation at a national, regional and global scale. WYDE youth’s three-pronged approach is informed by the need for youth engagement and inclusion not only at all possible levels, bearing in mind that half of the world’s population are under 30 and that the continued survival of democracy is highly dependent on buy-in and support among its youth. The overall objective of the WYDE project is therefore to fund and implement national and transnational projects in support of youth civic engagement and participation in the decision-making processes across the Sub-Saharan countries.
Elbarlament’s actions are situated within a second pillar of the WYDE project supporting youth-led organisations in Sub-Saharan countries through specific coaching and mentoring on project development, project management and through a leadership programme. Elbarlament will also be in charge of supporting local youth organisations willing to advocate for the establishment of National Youth Councils in their countries of origin, assisting them through the provision of expertise to share best practices with key national stakeholders and to assess the feasibility and most appropriate format of such councils.
Are you a Civil Society Organisation working for and with youth? Are you interested in youth civic engagement and participation? We are looking for you! Participate in our call for proposals with your project idea!
What is the main objective of the call of proposal?
The WYDE project foresees the implementation of 5 different projects called “Clusters”. Through the re-granting scheme, the cluster number 1 named “Generate Democracy: involving youth CSOs in democracy support” is dedicated to providing youth CSOs with the chance to put into practice the lessons learnt in the other clusters and undertake responsibilities over concrete actions promoting civic engagement and democracy.
The overall objective of the WYDE project is to fund and implement national and transnational projects in support of youth civic engagement and participationin the decision-making processes across the Sub-Saharan Countries.
What are the specific objectives of the call?
- Empower organisations working in the field of youth to play a relevant role in supporting the democratic participation of youth;
- Support peer to peer learning among youth organisations;
- Reinforce an international network of youth organisations and youth leaders;
- Improve the cooperation between the youth civil society and public policy makers, at local, national, and international level;
- Advocate for the establishment or improvement of representative youth structures (such as youth councils or youth parliaments).
The first phase of the WYDE call for proposals will remain open until 15 August 2023
What actions can be implemented?
This call for proposals will finance actions that respect the five working principles of the Human Rights Based Approach methodology:
- Applying all human rights for all
- Meaningful and inclusive participation and access to decision-making
- Non-discrimination and equality; accountability and rule of law for all
- Access to information supported by disaggregated data.
Where can the project be implemented?
Selected entities should be implementing National/ transnational projects in support of youth civic engagement and participation in the decision-making processes across the Global South countries with a special focus on Sub-Saharan African Countries.
How to apply?
Read the full call for proposals of Women and Youth in Democracy initiativE (WYDE) to have more information about the call and how to apply! The call has been launched on April 3, 2023, and the fist phase of the call will remain open until August 15, 2023.
Infos: The application, attached to this call for application, must be sent exclusively by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the online Info Session (in English ) on the WYDE call for proposals on April 27, 2023 at 11:00 (CEST). Click here. 👈