UNESCO participation program tender opened

The tender for the UNESCO participation program has opened. Member States but also a limited number of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO can submit up to two requests. For NGOs not in formal partnership with UNESCO, GALE is willing to be partner in an application (mail: info@lgbt-education.info). The deadline is 31 August 2016.


Project that are submitted to this program should have sub-regional, regional or interregional impact. The proposal should also be supported by at least the Member State where the project is to be implemented and another Member State concerned by the request.
For 2016-2017, projects presented should relate to the two global priorities of UNESCO. These are:

  1. Africa and Gender Equality
  2. UNESCO’s Major Programs and interdisciplinary projects in favor of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), developing countries, Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Countries (PCPD), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Countries In Transition (CITs).

Project selection

Project selection will be done taking into account the defined priorities by the governing bodies for the regular program of UNESCO. The budget is limited. Therefore, the amounts to be approved should not exceed US$16.000.
The deadline set for the submission of requests by NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO is 31 August 2016, and first approvals will not be granted before October 2016.