Host the 2023 Knowledge Sharing Event!
Host the 2023 Knowledge Sharing Event!
Application for funding
As you know one of the main aims of the Network is to foster knowledge exchange to build a collective force to end FGM – and YOU, our members, have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and carry out amazing work every single day. Therefore, this year, we want to give YOU the opportunity to organise the Knowledge Sharing Event in your country, inviting the Network to join so that you can share good practices and learn from one another.
The Knowledge Sharing Event (KSE) aims to duplicate good practices in other Members’ contexts and increase its promotion at the regional level.
But how would it work?
Through our Operating Grant (from the EU) we have the unique opportunity to create a small regranting scheme where you can apply for funds to host such an event. And staff costs can be covered too!
What is the available budget?
The maximum available budget to organise the event is €43 330!!!
By applying to organise the event you would have ownership of the content and would be able to shape the event entirely according to your needs and what you want to discuss with other Network Members.
When does it need to happen?
The Knowledge Sharing Event needs to take place in the second half of 2023.
Are there conditions?
Yes, outlined below you will find the main eligibility criteria, the frequently asked questions and when the call will be out.
The main eligibility conditions:
- Only Member organisations of the Network within the EU can apply for this funding opportunity.
- Proposals including realistic plans and budget matching applicant capacity.
- Sufficient human resources to carry out the organisation of the event.
- Financial management capacities and/or willingness to learn.
- That the event takes place in the country of the applicant.
What are the main objectives of the KSE?
The KSE aims to answer our Members’ wish for End FGM EU to create spaces allowing knowledge-sharing among membership, key stakeholders and affected communities. In specific, this year the KSE will focus on good practices happening at national level and promote the transferability of these practices across Europe. Our objectives are:
- Increasing the sense of belonging to the membership through the ownership of the organisation of the KSE.
- Strengthen End FGM EU’s role as the European expert knowledge and resources repository and exchange platform around FGM.
- Strengthen the capacity, outreach, and sustainability of End FGM EU and its Members.
- Increased knowledge and expertise on a specific topic, as well as collective peer learning and capacity building relating to this.
- Best practices from other countries brought back to national context.
The KSE also aims to bring:
- 35 representatives of Members organisation of the Network to participate in the event (non-EU members can take part as participants in the event).
- 3 Senior/Youth Ambassadors participate in the event.
- Meaningful representation and/or participation of FGM-affected communities in the KSE.
- Participation of national stakeholders, CSOs and key stakeholders in the fight against FGM.
What will the KSE focus on in 2023?
The KSE will give Members and Ambassadors a space to meet and exchange on their work around FGM and GBV. It will strengthen the European movement against FGM and increase the transnational transfer of knowledge and best practices to end FGM. The focus of 2023’s edition is on sharing good practices and learning from impactful initiatives to end FGM.
What is financial support to third parties?
This year for the first time it is possible to dedicate one work package of the operating grant of the End FGM EU (within the CERV programme) as financial support to third parties. Through the CERV programmes, the EC aims to increase access to EC funding for CSOs and smaller organisations in the EU. More information on this can be found at page 15 here.
What is eligible for funding?
As part of our Operating Grant, End FGM EU has already submitted a budget proposal to the European Commission (our co-funder) on the KSE. The eligible costs are:
- Staff costs – maximum of 80 working days
- Travel and subsistence costs for 35 Members and 3 Senior/Youth Ambassadors
- Venue rental
- Subsistence costs related to the KSE
What are the reporting rules?
- The successful applicant will need to follow EU financial rules
- A narrative report will need to be submitted at the end
- A detailed financial report with supporting documents will need to be submitted at the end
Are YOU interested in organising and hosting our next Knowledge Sharing event?
We hope that the official call will be out on 31st of March 2023 providing all pertaining details. In addition, the monthly Members Forum set for April 27th 2023 will see a specific info session on the KSE and relative call.
In the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mereb Habte, Operations and Governance Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any question or clarification needed