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The Civil Society Fund II (CSF) programme is a joint initiative of the European Union  and the Ethiopian Government with the overall aim of increasing the role of Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs) in the development and democratisation process of Ethiopia.

The programme is a continuation of the similar programme Civil Society Fund I (CSF I), implemented from 2006 to 2012 in two phases for a total of 10 million EUR. The current programme provides grant and non-grant support to Civil Society Organisations in Ethiopia to increase their human, material and technical capacities to enhance their contribution, participation and engagement in governance and development activities.

CSF II Call for Proposals
The Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia has launched the second Call for Proposals of the Civil Society Fund II (CSF II) and is seeking proposals for grant funding for Non-State Actors' capacity building and service delivery in the governance and development sectors in Ethiopia   Interested Civil Society
The EU has introduced a new online system for the submission of applications for calls for proposals, called PROSPECT. PROSPECT will simplify the submission and will expedite the evaluation process and contract signature. Main advantages Makes the submission of applications an efficient, paperless process:
Updates on CSF II Call for Proposals (CfP)
Preparations to launch a large grants CfP from Phase II of CSF II are at advanced stage. The tripartite Programme Steering Committee (PSC), comprising representatives from the Government of Ethiopia, Non-State Actors (NSAs) and EU Delegation to Ethiopia, has been constituted and has already conducted two meetings
Addis Ababa Women's Association- Carried out validations of Baseline Survey on GBV/VAW and Performance review of the sectoral Bureaus of women affair's Desks in Addis Ababa. The workshop was attend by representatives of city sector bureaus, CSos, NGOs, mass based organizations and other stakeholders. The workshop
CCRDA News May 21, 2015
A half day consultative meeting on the performance of GTP I and prospects of GTP II was organized at the training centre of CCRDA on May 21, 2015 for members and partners working in Oromia region and Addis Ababa City Administration. On the occasion, representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economic
How is the civil society landscape in Ethiopia today? A NEW MAPPING STUDY OF NON-STATE ACTORS IN ETHIOPIA
(Addis Ababa, 6 April 2015)A countrywide study of Non-State Actors (NSA) in Ethiopia has been released today. It has been conducted by the Ethiopia-European Union Civil Society Fund II (CSF II), in collaboration with the multi-donor Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP). Covering the different regional states and
MELCA Ethiopia has organized the “Sheka and Majang Cultural Biodiversity Celebration”  on December 27, 2014 at Tepi town. The idea of this celebration was to bring together different SEGNI groups so as to share their culture and activities they are currently implementing in their respective areas. Around 3,
VECOD launches second phase civil society project
Vision Ethiopia Congress For Democracy (VECOD), local charity organization, launched the second phase civil society project in three states and Addis Ababa City Administration aimed at creating open-eyed society and consolidating democracy through constructive discourse and civic engagement. The project is a joint
The Ethiopian Herald, September 5th 2014 post - Gender based violence prevalence rate decreased study by FANUEL LAKEW
EU civil society fund II project launched     ADDIS ABABA- Study shows that most forms of gender based violence (GBV) are still exist though there is a decreasing trend in the rate of prevalence as compared with empirical evidences said Alemu Gashaye M&A international centre for development research and
CSF II projects addressing access to justice, and maternal health
August 11, 2014 - The Ethiopian Lawyers Association (ELA) with its partner the Ethiopian Young Lawyers Association organised a one-day workshop on 8th of August, Addis Ababa, with representatives of federal and regional supreme courts, public defenders offices, police commission and prison administrations to