Based on the successful results obtained in the past, when the previous NGO Fund significantly facilitated mutual learning and understanding among Romanian and donor state organizations, the new Active Citizens Fund Romania relies on lessons learned and focuses on enhancing sustainable partnerships in areas where the expertise of organisations is most effectively capitalized for the benefit of the civil society.

In this regard, we are pleased to invite you to our online matchmaking cafés, organized in September 2020, under the Fund for Bilateral Relations. The aim of the online matchmaking cafés is to discover thematic realities from Romania and donor states, especially Norway and Iceland, as a baseline for potential bilateral partnership proposals for the Active Citizens Fund Romania.

Within the cafés, we look forward to sharing information on the Active Citizens Fund Romania and to provide space for thematic conversations that could turn into donor partnership projects to be submitted within the forthcoming Calls for Proposals of the Fund.

The thematic focus envisaged for discussions within the cafés will be in line with the specific areas of support covered by the Active Citizens Fund Romania, and thus we will organize 3 such online events with different topics:

  • 15th of September 2020Human rights and social justice
  • 22nd of September 2020 - Youth and youth inclusion
  • 29th of September 2020 - Environment and climate change

The meetings will take place online, on Zoom. The final agenda shall be sent out to the selected participants, but the program will consist mainly in 1 hour and 30 minutes of facilitated conversations about the topic of the café.

The working language of the event will be ENGLISH and no translation services will be provided.

We are looking for participants coming on behalf of organizations from donor states – Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway and participants coming from Romanian NGOs. Interested individuals are kindly asked to fill in the online registration form on behalf of their represented organizations by 10th of September 2020.

The registration form can be found here.