Call for Proposals: Empowering Local Communities towards Roma Inclusion

Deadline: 18 February 2019

The Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities – Association of Cities and Municipalities of Serbia has announced the call for proposals within the framework of the Program “EU Support to Roma Inclusion – Empowering Local Communities for Roma Inclusion”, funded by the European Union through the IPA 2016 Program – Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance II IPA II), implemented by the Standing Conference of Municipal Cities – the Association of Cities and Municipalities of Serbia.


  • The global objective of this call for proposals is:
    • Strengthening the position of Roma population in local communities through implementation of prioritised national and local strategic measures.
  • The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is/are:
    • Improving social and economic position of Roma population through employment measures implemented by local communities.
    • Supporting activities aiming at combating discrimination and promoting equality of Roma population.

Program Lots

Indicative allocation of funds by lot:

  • LOT 1: Active employment initiatives for the Roma population. The foreseen allocation of EUR 1400 000 will be assigned to projects proposing employment for the Roma population.
  • LOT 2: Anti-discrimination and promotion of equality for Roma population. The foreseen allocation of EUR 600 000 will be assigned to projects supporting (promoting) anti-discrimination and equality for the Roma population.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 40 000 and EUR 60 000.


The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 9 (nine) months nor exceed 15(fifteen) months.


Actions must take place in Serbia.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant awarded, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a local authority: municipality, town/city or city municipality in the Republic of Serbia and
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) at the address given on the website.

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