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14-09-2016

Ny fundingmulighed til projekter der fremmer FN’s retningslinjer for menneskerettigheder i erhvervslivet

Europa-Kommissionen har lanceret et "call for proposals" under EU’s menneskerettighedsinstrument. Call’et kan søges til projekter, som fremmer implementering af UN Guiding Principles.

 

Af Camilla Bøgelund

FN retningslinjer definerer, hvad regeringer og virksomheder skal gøre for at undgå eller modvirke at virksomheders ageren har negative konsekvenser for menneskerettighederne og sondrer klart mellem, hvad der forventes af regeringer, og hvad der forventes af virksomheder.

I Europa-Kommissionens nye call kan man søge penge til projekter, der støtter og holder erhvervslivet ansvarlig for at respektere menneskerettigheder. Som Europa-Kommissionen formulerer det i call’et, er formålet med puljen følgende:

The general objective of Lot 3 is to ensure Human rights due deligence in global value chains through the promotion and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights endorsed by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011. The reinforcement of their implementation is a key action of the 2015-2019 EU Action Plan for Democracy and Human Rights.

The objective of this lot is to support actions developing capacities, knowledge and monitoring on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), Coporate Social Responsibility in respect of human rights and the advocacy for the drafting and implementation of National Action Plans (NAPs) by partner countries.

The specific objectives of Lot 3 are related to the promotion and implementation of the UNGPs in global value chains, including inter alia:

a) to promote and contribute to the implementation and monitoring of comprehensive National Actions Plans (NAP) outside the European Union and/or;


b) to raise awareness at national, regional and international levels of the rights of affected individuals and communities in the context of the corporate-related human rights harm in the global value chains; and or

 

c) to contribute to the respect for due diligence and prevention/mitigation actions by all actors for adverse human rights impacts linked to business operation in global value chains; and/or

 

d) to support and empower the organisations representing the most vulnerable groups and/or women impacted by human rights abuses by business operation in the global value chains; and/or

 

e) to contribute to increased accountability of business and to the promotion of access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses

Lot 4 har et samlet budget på € 3.580.000. Budgettet for projekterne skal hver især være mellem €250.000 og €1.000.000.

 

Deadline for søgning af puljen er den 14. oktober.

Ved yderligere spørgsmål om EU-funding generelt kontakt rådgiver i CISU Søren Asboe Jørgen på saj@cisu.dk eller politikmedarbejder i Globalt Fokus Matthias Ljørring på ml@globaltfokus.dk.

Læs mere om UN Guiding Principles her.