Deadline: 24 September 2015
Open to: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), regardless of nationality and borders
Grant: overall prize of EUR 70,000
The French Republic’s 2015 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize, awarded by the French Prime Minister, is now open for applications. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), regardless of nationality and borders, should present an action carried out in the field or an implemented project, in France or abroad, on one of the two themes for 2015.
- The dangers of Internet for human rights – winning projects could involve on concrete actions on the ground to promote Internet access for the most disadvantaged, or projects highlighting the dangers and risks of mass surveillance. Prizes may also be awarded for projects enabling human rights defenders to protect their data, or projects aimed at the development and training of bloggers;
- The environment and human rights – winning projects may involve on concrete actions on the ground aimed at promoting the issue of human rights obligations to ensure people enjoy a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Prizes may also be awarded for advocacy aimed at supporting and enhancing the framing of environmental policies, particularly as regards environmental protecion, or projects promoted by local communities aimed at combating plans for deforestation extractive industries that undermine the possibilities for communities to enjoy their rights in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), regardless of nationality and borders, are eligible to apply for the prize.
Five laureates will share the overall prize of EUR 70,000 alloted by the Prime Minister. A “special mention” will be conferred on the five runners-up.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 24 September 2015. The application must be written in French and include:
- A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal manager of the NGO concerned;
- A dossier presenting the goal and description of the operation or project submitted, in detail. It must include a precise budget (with an equivalent sum preferably in euros);
- A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.);
- The postal address and bank details of the NGO.
Candidates must send their complete application to Commission´s Secretariat
Secrétariat-Général de la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l´Homme
35 rue Saint-Dominique
For more information please read the Official call.