In addition to the DCI (Development Co-operation Instrument) country-specific envelope for co-operation activities with Iraq, other instruments are available to fund Iraq-based projects. These include the DCI thematic programmes such as 'Investing in People', 'Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in development', Migration and Asylum and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights.
Regular Calls for Proposals are published on the DG EuropeAid website, and after a competitive selection procedure, grants are awarded to fund successful proposals. NGOs and other eligible organisations seeking to implement projects in Iraq should regularly monitor the following EuropeAid website, where all Calls for Proposals are announced:
A number of projects financed under these thematic operations are already underway. Activities focus on capacity building of Iraqi civil society organisations; improving the awareness of, and enhancing respect for, human rights; development of the media sector in Iraq; improving the protection of, and access to, Iraqi cultural heritage by strengthening the capacities of Iraqi libraries in managing and preserving their resources.
More information on these funding instruments is available at the following address: