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As Libya strives to transition to a stable, peaceful and democratic state, the Netherlands supports Libyan institutions and civil society organisations to uphold the rule of law in which human rights are protected, irrespective of gender or origin. One of the ways in which the Netherlands does this is by supporting technical assistance and capacity building of judges, lawyers, journalists, government officials, civil activists and human rights defenders. The Netherlands is seen as an experienced and reliable partner in the field of human rights and rule of law, due to its neutral position and its role as co-chair of the Working Group on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya of the Berlin Process. The Netherlands regularly meets and discusses issues such as access to justice, national reconciliation, transitional justice and civic space with Libyan and international stakeholders. Shrinking civic space poses a threat to human rights defenders and CSOs in Libya. The Netherlands works with partners to advocate for the protection and independence of Libyan civil society and an enabling operational environment in accordance with international standards.

For whom

This call is open to international training providers who:

  • Have a proven track record of delivering training programs on rule of law.
  • Possess relevant experience in working with youth empowerment initiatives and NGOs focused on rule of law.
  • Are interested in conducting the training program in the Netherlands or as an alternative in Tunis and through virtual platforms in 2024.
  • Are open to collaborating with local partner organisations in Libya.
  • Are committed to customizing the training program to meet the specific needs of approximately 15 representatives of the Libyan Government, NGO’s and especially Libyan youth, and activists.
  • Agree to adhere to the Grant Conditions.
  • Meet the general criteria for selection.

About the participants:

Selection criteria for local partner:

  • To ensure the sustainability of the training program, Dutch training providers are required to work in partnership with a local NGO or civil society organisation focused on rule of law in Libya. Preference will be given to organisations based in Libya, but partnerships with organiations from other countries in the region will be considered if they add value.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering training programs related to rule of law and human rights.
  • Proven ability to adapt training interventions to address the specific challenges faced by youth, activists, and government officials in Libya.
  • Once a training provider is selected we advise to consult the government (mainly the Ministry of Justice) to contribute to the design of the program. The Embassy can provide the necessary contact details to the selected party in due time.

Selection criteria for participants:

  • Youth activists engaged in NGO work focusing on rule of law.
  • Government officials involved in policy-making and implementation related to rule of law.
  • Clear demonstration of a commitment to promoting and upholding the principles of rule of law.
  • Basic knowledge of legal frameworks and human rights principles.

Training Program Topics:

Suggested topics:

  • Introduction to rule of law principles.
  • Legal frameworks and international standards for human rights and justice.
  • Access to justice and legal aid mechanisms.
  • Role of civil society in promoting rule of law and advocacy strategies.
  • Building effective partnerships between government and NGOs for rule of law initiatives.
  • Transitional justice: victim centered approach.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of rule of law programs and policies.

Suggested criteria:

  • Selection of a local partner organisation (NGO or civil society organisation focusing on rule of law).
  • Identification and selection of approximately 15 youth activists, NGO representatives, and government officials.
  • Customization of the training curriculum in collaboration with the local partner organisation.
  • Delivering the training program to participants (combination of in-person and virtual sessions).
  • Providing mentoring and support to participants during the project period through online platforms.
  • Developing action plans for participants to implement rule of law initiatives in their respective organisations or roles.
  • Establishing a network and knowledge-sharing platform for participants to foster collaboration and continuous learning after the training

More information

  • Outreach to Libyan Youth, NGOs, Activists, and Government Officials can be supported by the embassy of the Netherlands in Libya.
  • The Dutch training provider must coordinate the design of selection criteria with the embassy.
  • The embassy will take part in the selection process of the participants.


75.000 Euro.


Friday 6 October 2023, 5 pm CEST.

More information on MSP TMT

Read more on procedures and additional documents for this call on the MSP call overview page.

How to apply?

You can find all information on the process of applying and the required documents on the MSP page. Please use the proposal form to submit your application.

Application document

Proposal form (103.4 kB) (102.88 kB)