The Transatlantic Foundation (TF), in cooperation with the Engaging Central Europe (ECE) program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, is launching a dedicated call for proposals.
This funding opportunity aims to support civil society organizations (CSOs) with the objective to empower women’s participation in civil society, politics, and public life in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
- Under this call, TF will support short-to-medium-term projects with a duration of 6 to 18 months, with a budget ranging from EUR 10,000 to EUR 25,000 for single-country projects and from EUR 10,000 to EUR 40,000 for cross-border projects.
- The available overall call budget is EUR 300,000. TF reserves the right not to award all available funds depending on the proposals received and the results of the evaluations.
Types of Eligible Activities
- Enhancing public participation of women through awareness-raising, advocacy, or educational campaigns
- Boosting and innovating civic engagement of women at the local, regional, or national level with special attention to their participation in public deliberation, political decision-making, and implementation or monitoring of policy processes
- Reaching out to new constituencies, attracting new activists, and responding to emerging needs
- Mobilizing constituencies in a sustainable way
- Furthering cross-sectoral cooperation of CSOs and strengthening networks of pro-democratic actors.
- The call is open to CSOs and non-profit-making entities established in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. CSOs applying must demonstrate compliance with the fundamental rights and values that the EU is founded upon as well as a proven track record in fostering women’s participation in the respective EU member states.
- Natural persons and for-profit entities are NOT eligible. Further, applicants can neither be affiliated entity(ies), nor associates, nor contractors of TF.
- Project co-financing in the form of own contribution or other non-EU grants is welcomed, but not mandatory. Administrative costs (i.e., utilities, accounting, and financial management) cannot exceed 7% of the total grant amount.
- Special emphasis must be given to the promotion and protection of rights and values under the EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights as well as to a gender-inclusive approach at all levels of the proposed project implementation.
- Organizations that engage individuals or groups in peripheral areas are especially encouraged to apply.
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