Embassy of the Netherlands: 2019 Matra for European Cooperation Fund

Deadline: 14 December 2018

The Embassy of the Netherlands is currently inviting non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals for 2019 Matra for European Cooperation Fund.

Matra for European Cooperation is a major programme run by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Matra for European Cooperation” focuses on activities that contribute to the development of a plural democracy, grounded in the rule of law, with room for dialogue between the government and civil society; to build capacity and strengthen the institutions of civil society and government, and to strengthen bilateral relations.

Types of Project

“Matra for European Cooperation Embassy” Programme is a demand-driven programme and therefore only supports target group initiatives. To be eligible for a “Matra for European Cooperation” grant, projects must promote the process of transformation in the following areas:

Funding Information

  • The duration of the project should be between 12-24 months.
  • The total project value can be from €100,000.00 up to €120,000.00. The budget will be scrutinized by the Embassy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be relevant to “Matra for European Cooperation” objectives.
  • The application must relate to one or more of the “Matra for European Cooperation” themes mentioned above.
  • The target group should be clearly defined and actively involved in implementing the project.
  • The applicant(s) should contribute the project (financial or in kind).
  • The following factors will also be taken into account:
    • how the problem, objective, target group and envisaged results are presented;
    • activities, timetable and realistic budget;
    • active involvement of the target group at all stages of the project;
    • extent of the applicant’s own contribution (financially or in kind);
    • support for and feasibility/sustainability of the activity;
    • management capacity of the implementing organisation;
    • distribution over Matra themes;
    • the way the project influence Kosovo’s EU integration process and does it stimulate EU integration awareness;
    • preference is given to funding that serves as seed money, i.e. which stimulates local processes;
    • preference is given to projects which demonstrate implementation of activities by a coalition of NGO’s.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2018/11/20/kosovo-matra-for-european-cooperation-embassy-programme-2019

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