The EMHRF defined two categories of intervention, an emergency and a standard intervention, in order to effectively support projects or individuals in the region according to their needs.
Please note that only individuals and organisations responding to the eligibility criteria established by the Board can be granted by the Foundation.
On receipt of the grant application, the decision to present the application to the Board is taken by the Secretariat following an assessment of the proposal, the requesting organisation or individual, the human rights issue involved and the optimal intervention that can be provided in that context.
Emergency, tangible and short-term support is provided to human rights defenders facing difficulties or at risk as a result of their activities in the region.
Examples of emergency interventions:
Strategic support is provided to small human rights organizations, groups and defenders by reinforcing their operations and human capacities in order to enable them to create structures or implement innovative activities effectively in the region.
In particular, the EMHRF supports defenders wishing to carry out and develop projects dealing with priority thematic areas within the regional context and targeting groups that could be seen as being especially vulnerable or requiring special assistance.
In the context of the standard support provided by the Foundation, special attention is paid to innovative thematic areas that have priority importance for the region, such as:
The proposed initiatives must be aimed at allowing human rights defenders to increase the visibility of their action and consolidate their prospects for pursuing their activities in promoting and protecting human rights.
As examples, the EMHRF provides support to: