The research projects will focus in a complementary manner on:
- The democratic and citizen participation practices within the commons.
- The transformative power and inspirational value of the commons through their interactions with public actors and their power to act within public action, with regard to the way in which public actors associate the commons with the creation and implementation of public policies.
Eligible project leaders:
AFD encourages applicant teams to call on a variety of partners to meet the requirements of this call. The application should specify the team's lead institution: it can be an academic institution (university, research center, laboratory, think tank, etc.) or a social actor that would lead/facilitate the public policy dialogue.
The research projects will have to be based on empirical analyses allowing highlighting and analyzing the existing commons. These analyses will be carried out if possible in countries according to the following priorities:
- In priority 1: South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, Senegal, Morocco, Colombia, Rwanda
- In priority 2: India, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Balkans - Serbia, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Nigeria, Niger, Uganda
- In priority 3: Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Angola, Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Armenia, Central African Forest States
Applicants may propose more than one country.
All types of commons can be studied: land-based commons, urban commons, social commons, cultural commons, digital commons, knowledge commons, ecological commons, etc.
The budgets requested by each research project proposal should not be less than EUR 30,000 and not exceed EUR 200,000. Co-financing is encouraged.
Duration of the project:
The time frame for the payment of funding is set at a maximum of three years.