Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation and Human Rights in Croatia

Deadline: 22 January 2019

The Financial Mechanism Office – the Secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the national EEA Grants programme for civil society in Croatia 2014-2021.

The objective of the Civil Society Programme Area is: ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’.

Areas of Support

  • Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency
  • Human rights and equal treatment through combating any discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Gender equality and gender-based violence
  • Environment and climate change

Funding Information

In Croatia, the allocation to the Active Citizens Fund is EUR 8,500,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for the Fund Operator role, all organisations submitting a bid (Lead and Co-Bidders) must:
    • Be legal entities in the EEA and
    • Be non-governmental, independent of local, regional and central government, political parties and religious institutions and
    • Form a consortium and
    • Have stable and sufficient sources of finance to maintain their activity throughout the Programme and
    • Have experience working with the civil society sector in the beneficiary country The lead bidder and co-bidders must satisfy all the eligibility criteria above
  • In addition, the lead bidder must:
    • Be non-profit making with a non-commercial purpose
  • At least one organisation in the consortium bidder must:
    • Have sufficient re-granting experience
    • Have sufficient experience in strengthening civil society capacity and sustainability

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2FjMSUk

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