The objective of this Call is enhance citizens’ involvement in watchdog, monitoring and advocacy activities at local and/or central level.
The Call is launched under the Programme Outcome 1 - Strengthened democratic culture and civic awareness and covers two areas of support of the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, „Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency” and „Environment and climate change”.
Eligible applicants are exclusively legally established Romanian non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs).
Project grant rate can be up to 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.
Networks/coalitions/platforms are supported to implement long terms strategies in relevant fields of activities.
The supported projects should mandatory include results in two directions:
- Systemic changes/preserving the status quo in relevant fields of activity - pursue the advocacy/ monitoring role at regional or national level, be involved in the elaboration of public policy, in monitoring public institutions, in developing dialogue and ongoing relationships with authorities and relevant stakeholders
- Capacity building - strengthen organizational effectiveness (internal capacity) to better serve the interests of their constituencies, members and public.
It is indispensable to read the Guidelines for Applicants which contains specific information for the preparation of applications and the rules for this Call (including eligibility of applicants, partners, projects).