Call for Proposals
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and FGIP have launched a regional “COVID-19 Solidarity Programme 2020-2022: Call for Proposals on Covid-19 in Prisons and Mental Health Institutions” to provide grants to CSOs to monitor the effect of COVID-19 prevention and treatment measures on the conditions of people confined to closed institutions (both penitentiary and mental health) in Eastern Partnership countries. We will provide sub-grants for CSOs in 4 countries for a period of 9 – 12 months. The grant amounts vary between 6000-12000 euro.
- CSOs to monitor and report on a full range of relevant issues; including (discontinuation of) health care and (lack of) contact with lawyers, relatives or loved ones etc.
- Providing advice and assistance to stakeholders, including confined persons, personnel, relatives, lawyers, on problems they encounter in COVID-19 prevention and treatment.
Organisations (or consortia) that already have access to closed institutions under a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) or that through another agreement with authorities have access to these institutions, are invited to submit a proposal. Applicants that do not have a formalized relationship with governmental bodies that provides access to closed institutions need to prove they have a track record of obtaining reliable information based on monitoring and explain in detail how such information will be gathered.
Proposals can be country-wide or limited to certain regions; they can be focused on one category of closed institutions (I.e. only penitentiary or only mental health) or on all of them. The aim of the proposal is to facilitate specific attention for COVID-19 related issues in closed institutions in addition to ongoing work relating to conditions in closed institutions.
Proposed projects should target closed institutions in the following countries:
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