Information session was held within the grant competition jointly held by the Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Bar Association of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 6.
Council's Secretariat leading advisor Nadima Rahimli and advisor Elnur Baghirli provided detailed information about grant competition and procedure of project submission.
The Head of the Office of the Bar Association Farhad Najafov briefed the NGO representatives on the framework of the competition topics and said that NGOs would receive continuous support by lawyers specialized in various fields.
It should be noted that the project acceptance for the grant competition will be based on the following topics.
- Initiatives for the provision of legal assistance services
- Initiatives for professional and effective protection of human rights and freedoms
- Promotion of the advocate profession among lawyers in the region
- Legal education of citizens on topical areas of law
- Conducting public discussions on judicial reform
The allocated budget for the competition is 150000 AZN and it is planned to finance up to 15 projects.
The competition process will consist of four stages, acceptance of NGOs and project documents by 29.11.2019-30.12.2019, technical selection by 13.01.2020, evaluation of projects by citizens and experts 15.01.2020-15.02.2020 will take place on dates.
Information on the results of the competition will be posted on the official website of the Council and other Internet resources after February 25, 2020.