Calling for Proposals: Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI), Apply!!



The Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI) is a program dedicated to safeguarding inclusive democracy and human rights in the digital age, particularly in countries experiencing democratic regression and where civic space is under threat. Launched during the 2023 Summit for Democracy by the Danish Government and the EU Commission as a TeamEurope initiative, the DDI aims to support local civil society organizations and activists in the Global South in their fight for democracy and human rights in the digital era.

Program Focus

Digital technologies offer immense potential for strengthening pluralist democracy, encouraging civic participation, and amplifying the voices of marginalized groups. However, they also pose new risks to human rights and democratic processes, including censorship, digital surveillance, misinformation, cyber-attacks, persecution, and harassment.

Call for Proposals

The DDI is now inviting proposals from civil society organizations and activists in the Global South under three thematic lots:

  • Lot 1: Combatting technology-facilitated gender-based violence
  • Lot 2: Leveraging digital technologies for climate activism
  • Lot 3: Strengthening youth engagement in the digital democratic space

The program is designed to promote scalability, attracting additional donors and increasing the number of implementing partners from 2023 to 2026.

Submission Details

The application process involves two steps:

  1. Preliminary Phase: Submit concept notes for evaluation and pre-selection.
  2. Full Proposal: Invitation to selected applicants to submit full proposals.

Deadline: Concept notes must be submitted by 17 June 2024 at 16:00 CET via email to [email protected]. Please use the Concept Note Template provided.

For further inquiries, email [email protected].

Further Application Details HERE

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