The global objective of this call for proposals is to support and promote the conditions for a sustainable resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through civil society and citizens’ positive engagement, helping to maintain and foster the conditions for the viability of a negotiated two-state solution.
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are divided by Lot.
Proposals must state the lot under which they are applying and demonstrate that the action aligns with the objective of that lot.
LOT 1: CIVIL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN PEACEBUILDING
Specific Objective 1:
Promoting conditions for a negotiated settlement of the conflict via participatory civil and political engagement of men and women.
LOT 2: TRUST-BUILDING
Specific Objective 2:
Fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and trust amongst Israelis and Palestinians including at grass roots level.
LOT 3: STRATEGIC COOPERATION
Specific Objective 3:
Fostering cross-border cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians based on mutual interests.
The priority(ies) of this call for proposals are:
Engaging youth (young men and young women) in conflict transformation and in building a culture of peace based on human rights according to international standards within both societies.This should be reflected in inclusive initiatives promoting youth (young men and young women) involvement in planning and policy-making, political participation, violence prevention, and promotion of societal peace by means of positive change towards peacebuilding in conflict.
Empowering women and girls and enhancing their role and meaningful participation in conflict prevention and conflict transformation as agents of positive change at societal level. This should be reflected in initiatives directly addressing women and girls and their meaningful participation in the entire project cycle.
Engaging stakeholders and constituencies that are traditionally less exposed or less, or not at all, committed to the MEPP and the two-state solution vision.
Priority will be given to initiatives targeting at least one of the above priorities. In case the action addresses more than one priority, the interconnectivity between the chosen priorities must be clearly explained in the Application.
 The EUPI seeks coherence with the approach of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 that emphasises the need to engage youth inclusively in sustainable social and economic development and to promote their involvement in planning and policy-making, political participation, violence prevention, and promotion of societal peace by means of positive change towards peacebuilding in conflict.
 The EUPI seeks coherence with the EU Comprehensive Approach to the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security [http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=EN&f=ST%2015671%202008%20REV%201]. Engagement of women is in line with the Joint Staff Working Document on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020 [https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/staff-working-document-gender-2016-2020-20150922_en.pdf See Objective 17: Equal rights and ability for women to participate in policy and governance processes at all levels.]