What´s New

04.06. The Govenment of Finland Plans 300 Million Cuts to Development Cooperation
06.03. Finland-Afghanistan Academy founded to advance cooperation
14.11. Burundi reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee – civil society organizations produce a report for the hearing

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Note to grant seekers

KIOS does not hold an open invitation for new applicants anymore. At the moment KIOS does not accept new proposals. KIOS will open the next call for proposals in 2016 for organisations not currently funded by KIOS. The next date for new proposals will be updated on our webpage.

Organisations that have already recently received KIOS funding are welcome to submit their applications throughout the year, but before submitting please contact the coordinator responsible for your project at the KIOS office.

The self-financing share will change. From August 1st 2014 the grantee must provide a self-financing share of a minimum 10 % of the total costs of the project funded by KIOS.

News from Our Partners

05.06. CEHURD, Uganda: Extend the time within which Least Developed Countries can enforce Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
07.05. Odhikar, Bangladesh: Odhikar condemns the indiscriminate killing of hundreds of unarmed Hefazate Islam activists and curtailing media freedom
27.04. Bangladesh: Odhikar´s Statement on the Deaths of Garment Workers at Rana Plaza

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KIOS Autumn Seminar 2015 - registration now open!


The annual KIOS autumn seminar will be held in Helsinki September 29th. The seminar is titled, Strengthening the Cooperation and Security of Human Rights Defenders.