Two new NGO projects funded by the European Union in Mongolia (01/09/2011)
In August 2011, two new projects funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by European NGOs, started their activities in the socio-economic sector in Mongolia. The projects are funded by the EU to the tune of more than 900,000 euro for a duration of up to four years.
The Rural Economic Advance Project (REAP), implemented by the German Adventist Relief Association (ADRA), aims to enhance rural economic development through the establishment of sustainable business enterprises. It will focus its activities in Zavkhan and Selenge Aimag and will organise low-income residents into rural micro-cooperatives.
Another project, implemented by the Italian organisation AIFO, seeks to promote an inclusive society for people with disabilities in Mongolia. It aims to improve the quality of rehabilitation procedures adopted in the rehabilitation units and health services in twelve Aimags of West Mongolia and nine urban districts of Ulaanbaatar. Activities will also focus on increasing the economic self-sufficiency of local disabled people.
Both projects have been selected through an open Call for Proposals in the framework of the EU thematic line provided for funding Non-State Actors. A similar call for proposal will be launched in Mongolia this autumn.
The EU has an ongoing cooperation portfolio currently totaling approximately 25 million euro in projects and programs implemented jointly with the local government and with NGOs. The EU-Mongolia relationship has been consolidating over recent years and is set to develop further in the future, also as a consequence of the recent initiation of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA).
For more information about EU-Mongolia political, trade and cooperation relations, please visit the website of the EU Delegation: