Deadline: 30 September 2016
Open to: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality and borders, having a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad
Grant: 5 prize winners will receive a medal and share a total sum of EUR 70,000
The prize was set up in 1998 to recognize and support the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders. The prize is awarded to projects that are linked to one of the below themes:
- Defending and Protecting Migrants: Applications can be submitted for projects that aim to help and support migrants by defending and protecting their rights. The prize may be awarded to projects demonstrating innovative, concrete action that seeks to offer practical solutions to the problems facing migrants. Projects can also focus on better documenting violations of migrants’ rights throughout their journey and encouraging national authorities to reform their legislation and policies through advocacy work;
- Representing and Defending the rights of disabled people under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Applications can be submitted for projects that support or promote the effectiveness of the rights of disabled persons, projects that seek to defend or protect those rights, and projects that seek to enable disabled persons to participate fully in public life. The prize may be awarded to projects demonstrating innovative, concrete action that seeks to offer practical solutions to the problems facing disabled persons. Projects can also involve training activities on the Convention that aim to encourage national authorities to reform their legislation and policies by implementing the provisions of the Convention.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality and borders, having a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad are eligible to apply for the prize.
- Five prize winners will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony. They will receive a medal and share a total sum of EUR 70,000, awarded by the Prime Minister;
- Five runners-up will be awarded a special medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.
How to apply?
The application, which must be written in French, must include:
- A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the NGO concerned, or by the individual candidate;
- The application form, which is attached to this call for applications and can be downloaded from the CNCDH website, This form presents the project objective and means of operation in detail. A precise budget must be given (preferably with equivalent values given in euros);
- A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.);
- The postal address and bank details of the NGO or the individual candidate.
Candidates must submit their complete application, before the deadline of 30 September 2016, to the Secretariat-General of the CNCDH:
- 35, rue Saint-Dominique – 75007 Paris – France;
- or by email.
For more information, please visit the official website.