Taking COBERM Further: EU-UNDP Initiative for Lasting and Inclusive Peace (FLIP) - Call for Project Ideas

EU and UNDP invite civil society organizations to take part in a grant contest

August 24, 2023

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with funding from the European Union (EU), is announcing a Call for Project Ideas under the „Taking COBERM Further: Joint EU-UNDP Initiative for Lasting and Inclusive Peace“ (FLIP). 

What we aim to achieve

The initiative aims to improve the capacity of civil society actors in locally-led peacebuilding initiatives; facilitate inclusive processes to increase the engagement of youth, women and excluded groups in dialogue and confidence-building measures; and promote sustainable conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Who can participate

Grants will be awarded to local civil society organisations, foundations, academia and international NGOs. FLIP aims to back initiatives developed by both experienced and younger, potentially less experienced local CSOs and representatives within civil society.

Priority areas

The initiative will assist project ideas that strive for sustainable cooperation focused on peace, with a tangible positive impact on the building of trust between conflict-affected societies. FLIP assistance will extend to initiatives aimed at fostering confidence between communities divided by conflicts, as well as raising awareness about conflict prevention and peacebuilding within diverse ethnic communities. The programme will also fund measures that explore opportunities to prevent potential conflict and/or crisis. 

The deadline for submission is 15 September 2023.

Check the UNDP procurement website for more information on the Call for Project Ideas.