Active Citizens Fund in Portugal to Strengthen Democratic Culture and Civic Awareness

Deadline: 15 July 2019

Active Citizens Fund in Portugal is seeking applications for small projects under Outcome 1 of the Programme “Strengthened democratic culture and civic awareness”.

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  • Citizenship education and training at formal and non-formal levels
  • Promotion of democratic literacy
  • Citizens’ awareness-raising, information and outreach on the importance to participate actively in the community;
  • Civic activism and mobilisation activities
  • Promotion of volunteering and solidarity
  • Strengthening youths’ social participation, their involvement in the community and promoting their active participation in decision making processes
  • Advocacy activities
  • Public policy watchdog and monitoring activities, including the implementation of recommendations or decisions taken at the international level
  • Awareness raising, sharing of information and participation in decision-making processes concerning public policies
  • Collaboration between NGOs and investigative journalists to ensure transparency and combat corruption
  • Partnerships and promotion of structured dialogue between NGOs and public and private entities to address social and environmental problems
  • Awareness raising campaigns and media literacy actions that tackle fake news and disinformation


  • Number of awareness raising campaigns carried out
  • Number of civic initiatives led by supported NGOs
  • Number of volunteers recruited by supported NGOs
  • Number of partnerships between NGOs and schools promoting civic education
  • Number of people educated in civic rights
  • Number of NGO initiatives promoting access to information on public/private policies
  • Number of NGOs engaged in monitoring public and private decision-making

Size and Duration of Projects

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  • Small projects under this area shall have a total supportable cost between 10 000 euros and less than or equal to 30 000 euros, with the eligible costs of the project co-financed at a rate of up to 90%.
  • The maximum duration of small projects to be selected under this call for applications shall be 18 months, with an expected start date in January 2020.

How to Apply

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