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(14 December 2021) - The Commission has today adopted the Global Europe Civil Society Organisations programme worth €1.5 billion for the period 2021–2027.

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Funding will specifically support civil society organisations outside of the EU, as independent actors of governance and development in their own right and their engagement to contribute to inclusive and participatory democratic processes and better development outcomes.

Civil society organisations are vital to the attainment of human rights, the rule of law, democracy, and stability.

They help devise and implement external EU policies and programmes so that they meet people's needs, reduce inequalities, and fulfil the central commitment of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind.

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