The following two calls are now open under the Active Citizens Fund Greece:

Increased citizen participation in civic activities

The aim of this call is to increase citizen participation in civic activities. The projects that will be selected will aim at increasing citizen participation in civic activities and in consultations with public decision-making bodies, fostering civic engagement and volunteering, providing and promoting civic and media literacy education, strengthening advocacy on enabling institutional environment for civic engagement.

Size of grants: The amount of €200.000 is the maximum grant amount for large projects, the amount of €80.000 is the maximum grant amount for medium projects and the amount of €5.000 is the maximum grant amount for micro projects funded under this call.

The aforementioned objective shall be achieved through the following indicative project activities:

  • Development and dissemination of proposals and/or policy papers for legal and/or institutional reforms that will promote citizen involvement in policy-making
  • Educational activities on media literacy
  • Educational activities on civic rights and civic participation
  • Development of initiatives and/ or tools (electronic and others) that enable citizen participation in public discussions and decision-making
  • Awareness-raising campaigns that promote active citizenship, civic rights and responsibilities

Partnership with Norwegian entities is encouraged.

Dealine for application: April 3, 2020.

Please find all neccesary additional information, guidelines and forms here.

Increased support for Human Rights

The aim of this call is to increase support on Human Rights. The projects that will be selected will aim at strengthening advocacy and raising awareness on human rights issues; monitoring human rights violations and supporting the victims; educating citizens, organisations and civil servants on human rights issues and strengthening collaboration of CSOs with Media in order to promote human rights.

The aforementioned objective shall be achieved through the following indicative project activities:

  • Advocacy campaigns related to the promotion of human rights
  • Watchdog initiatives for the defence of human rights
  • Awareness-raising initiatives to promote respect and understanding around human rights
  • Recording of human rights violations
  • Educational activities around human rights issues
  • Training activities for human rights issues (targeted to e.g.: civil servants, NGO field staff, the media)
  • Partnerships between NGOs and media to raise awareness or tackle specific concerns around human rights and human rights violations
  • Support to victims of human rights violations, aiming at empowering them and informing them about their rights.

Each supported project shall deliver and report upon at least one output, to be selected from the indicators set for the Programme and quantified according to its nature and objective. For more details, please see the Guidelines for Applicants.

Size of grants: The amount of €300.000 is the maximum grant amount for large projects, the amount of €80.000 is the maximum grant amount for medium projects and the amount of €5.000 is the maximum grant amount for micro projects funded under this call.

Partnership with Norwegian entities is encouraged.

Dealine for application: April 3, 2020.

Please find all neccesary additional information, guidelines and forms here.