What is EIDHR?
Launched in 2006, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) replaces and builds upon the European Initiative (2000-2006).
The thematic instrument has a broad scope of action. Its aim is to provide support for the promotion of democracy and human rights in non-EU countries.
EIDHR budget is € 1.104 million for 2007-2013 (€ 157 million per year approximately including electoral observation) mainly implemented through call for proposals (delegations or Head Quarter). As of today the EIDHR is funding more than 1200 projects in over 100 countries.
What does it cover?
The key objectives of the EIDHR are:
- Enhancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and regions where they are most at risk;
Strengthening the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in supporting the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and representation;
Supporting actions in areas covered by EU Guidelines: dialogue on Human rights, human rights defenders, the death penalty, torture, children and armed conflicts and violence against women;
Supporting and strengthening the international and regional framework for the protection of human rights, justice, the rule of law and the promotion of democracy;
Building confidence in and enhancing the reliability and transparency of democratic electoral processes, in particular through monitoring electoral processes.
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