Mapping, Tracking and Advocating for Funds to Address Migrants’ Mental Health
|Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
The Open Society Public Health Program invites proposals from civil society organizations (individual organizations or consortiums) that will identify the current EU funds designated for migrants’ mental health, and elucidate whether such funds have been spent in a relevant and accountable manner by the European Union and member states. The successful applicant will also conduct advocacy-related activities to support the appropriate designation, levels, and use of EU funds.
Over the past years, the combination of EU policies—including the EU–Turkey deal and Dublin Regulation—has contributed to the large-scale deterioration of migrants’ mental health. While epidemiological evidence exists to show how European policies are exacerbating migrants’ vulnerabilities and suffering, the European Union’s financial contribution to migrants’ mental health remain unexamined. Furthermore, member states’ own approaches to migrants, including detention in appalling conditions and failure to provide access to effective mental health services, has led to major human rights violations.
Targeted advocacy is needed to support increased funding at the EU and state levels for migrants’ mental health, including their integration into the society of the country of which they now reside.
Nongovernmental organizations or a consortium of nongovernmental organizations, with a lead organization identified, that cumulatively meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Purpose and Priorities
The successful grantee will propose specific paths to:
Applicants should submit a completed proposal and budget, the organization’s 2016 annual financial report, and CVs of project manager(s) and the organization’s leadership. All documents should be in English and the project budget should be in U.S. dollars. The proposal and budget template are available in the Download Files section of this page. The maximum grant size is $75,000.
Submissions should be made via the relevant Open Society Foundations Grant Portal.
The application deadline is December 15, 2017 (5:00 p.m. CET). Incomplete or late applications will not be given consideration. The successful applicant will be notified by January 15, 2018.
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