CSO Civil Society Organization
DG DEVCO Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development
EIDHR European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights
EU European Union
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
- 1. The author of this chapter has conducted extensive research and fieldwork in Kazakhstan. This is the reason why this country was selected for the empirical part of this article.
- 2. This chapter examines only the first wave of EIDHR grants implemented between 2007 and 2013 as the author considers it more reasonable to evaluate the outcomes of projects already completed. It is worth noting that a second wave of EIDHR grants was awarded between 2012 and 2014 and the projects are still running.
- 3. Technical details for the Call 127-714 EIDHR: Opened to both Kazakh and European applicants with at least two partner organizations. EU grant should cover no less than 50% and could not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. Two types of grant were awarded: small grants between €30,000 and €100,000 with a total allocation of €200,000 and grants between €100,000 and €300,000 with a total allocation of €400,000. Duration of the action: between 18 and 36 months.
- 4. Technical details for the Call 130-022 EIDHR: Opened to Kazakh, European and international applicants with at least two partner organizations. The grants requested must be between €150,000 and €300,000 with a total allocation of €600,000. The EU grant should cover no less than 50% of the total eligible costs of the action; whereas for European and international applicants the EU grant could not exceed 75% of the total eligible costs of the action, 90% applied in the case of Kazakhstani applicants. The duration of the action could vary between 24 and 36 months.
- 5. The data presented here were collected through fieldwork in Kazakhstan in 2014 during which the author conducted semi-structured interviews with Kazakh organizations which were granted EIDHR financial support between 2007 and 2013.