The Active Citizens Fund events are picking up this spring and there are a number of matchmaking events and conferences that seek to attract the participation of Norwegian organizations.

March 24 will see the launch of the Active Citizens Fund Latvia with a matchmaking event that will seek to bring together organizations from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Latvia. The ACF Latvia has a focus on strengthening civil society, active citizenship and empowering vulnerable groups. All grants given under this program will be for projects under these priority areas. Partnerships and bilateral cooperation with Norwegian organizations are encouraged. Read more about the event and sign up here. Deadline is February 28.

On March 26 the Active Citizens Fund from Portugal, Poland and Bulgaria will organize a major confernece on human rights and civil society.The conference will take place in Lisbon and will bring together organizations from all across Europe. EU’s Fundemantal Rights Agency will also contribute with a session for civil society coordination. See draft program here Human Rights Conference – World Cafe.

March will also see the launch of the Active Citizens Fund in Croatia with a subsequent matchmaking seminar to take place in the frst week of April in Zagreb. The focus of the Active Citizens Fund Croatia will be to support projects strengthening active citizenship and empowerment of vulnerable groups, but also projects that enhance the sustainability of civil society. Partnerships and bilateral cooperation with Norwegian organizations will be encouraged.

On May 28, the Active Citizens Fund Portugal, Estonia and Malta will organize an ambitious conference on the role and effects of digitalization on civil society development. The conference will take place in Lisbon and will bring together experts in the field of digitalization and participants from across Europe. See draft program here CONF DIGITAL FOR GOOD.

Norwegian organizations, research and public intitutes as well as municipalities can be eligible partners. Are you interested in attending one or several of these events? Please sign up for the event of your choice (Human Rights Conference in Lisbon, Matchmakig Seminar in Zagreb or Digital Conference in Lisbon) by filling out this form by no later than 24th of February https://forms.gle/PeeoBsDYMh6XH4pi7

Accommodation and travel expenses can be covered.

We will forward all interested organizations to the correct Fund Operator. In case there are more organizations interested then number of available places, the Fund Operator will make a selection based on the information provided in the form.

For questions, please contact us at acf@nhc.no.