Call for Concept Notes

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Armenia is pleased to announce a Call for Concept Notes for 2023 budget year for the projects promoting Equal rights for women and girls.

Equal rights for women and girls means

  • Decreased occurrence of all forms of violence against women and girls in public and private life,
  • Strengthened women’s voice, agency, leadership and representative participation in decision-making processes in public, private and civic sphere,
  • Reinforced women’s economic rights and empowerment and female entrepreneurship encouraged 9excluding grants for the start-up businesses),
  • Women’s and girls’ rights protected in crisis and conflict situations and women’s meaningful participation and leadership in peace- and state-building promoted.

Eligibility criteria

  • This call is open to independent civil society organizations, research institutions and individuals, preferably based and operating in Armenia.
  • The Concept notes should be in line with the attached format, must have feasible, realistic goals and defined results and activities.
    • Budget must be realistic, from EUR 0-60.000.

Procedure and provisional timeline

  • An organization submits a concept note using the enclosed form by 3 February 2023,18:00  Yerevan time to JER-PROJECTS@minbuza.nl;
  • Only  shortlisted applicants (based on the concept notes) will be informed via e-mail and will be requested to submit a Full proposal (Full proposal form will be sent together the offer of presenting the Full proposal).

Criteria for assessment of proposals

The projects team of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Armenia will be paying special attention to the following elements of the submitted Concept notes:

  • Does the proposed activity fall under one of the priorities mentioned above; 
  • How innovative, unique and original is the approach;
  • How big is the added value of the intervention – to what extend have other organizations already addressed this issue;
  • How realistic is the expected impact of the intervention;
  • How the sustainability of the project can be insured after the end of the funding;
  • Projects implemented in the regions of Armenia will be prioritized;
  • Projects will a larger group of beneficiaries will also be prioritized.