PRESS RELEASE 27 FEBRUARY 2020
Active citizens fund Roadshow II in Greece is now completed
With the participation of 376 representatives of civil society organizations, the Roadshow II of the Active citizens fund in Greece has now been completed.
The Roadshow II began in Athens on 16 January 2020 and finished off in Trikala, on 25 February 2020. Events and workshops were also held in Ioannina, Xanthi, Kalamata and Thessaloniki.
Altogether, 9 events were implemented, totaling over 36 hours of information and training. Information events in the 6 different cities presented the overall aims and key characteristics of the ACF, while the capacity building workshops provided over 376 CSO representatives with training on how to plan and write successful applications for the programme.
The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a €12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active Citizens Fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.
Open calls for proposals:
Currently, two calls for proposals are open through Active citizens fund in Greece:
• Increased citizen participation in civic activities, with € 1.000.000 available funding
• Increased support for Human Rights, with € 2.494.600 available funding
The deadline for applications is on 03 April 2020.
Bilateral cooperation initiatives
The call for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives is also open. The call is intended to support activities aiming at enhancing relations between Greek NGOs and entities in the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The total amount for funding under this call is €92,000.