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 organisations, 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.

Given that there are a series of Calls for Proposals to be launched for the Active Citizens Fund Romania, we invite non-governmental organizations from Romania, interested in bilateral partnerships with entities from the donor statesIceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, to the first online meetings that facilitate interaction and discussions on opportunities for cooperation and development of partnerships (Online Matchmaking Week), meetings to be organized online between 2 – 6 noiembrie 2020, under the Fund for Bilateral Relations.

The aim of the meetings is to facilitate contact and discussions on opportunities for cooperation and partnership development between representatives of interested parties from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein and Romanian NGOs. For organizations and individuals selected to participate from Romania, we will specifically identify the most suitable partners in the donor states and we will facilitate a space for the development of ideas that could be transformed into partnership projects to be submitted in future Calls for proposals under ACF Romania.

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

Selection process:

For this online event we are looking to select at least 10 participants representing Romanian NGOs interested in applying within the Active Citizens Fund with bilateral partnership projects. Interested individuals are asked to fill in the online registration form which can be accessed HERE.

The participants will be selected according to the interest shown towards the priorities of ACF Romania, as well as according to the descriptions provided in the registration form. Only applications that offer details about a concrete project idea that can be submitted within ACF Romania will be considered. Priority will be given to representatives of organizations that have not been involved so far in activities organized under the Fund for Bilateral Relations.

Timeline and process:
  • Registration period: September 28 - October 07, 2020
  • Selection announcement: 09 October, 2020
  • Preliminary meetings with selected organizations: 12 - 16 October, 2020
  • Custom search for partners from donor states: 19 - 30 October, 2020
  • Online meetings between selected organizations from Romania and those from donor states (1 meeting / per organization/ approx. 2 hours, on zoom): 02 - 06 November, 2020

Additional information about the process will be provided to the selected participants in a confirmation email from the organizers.

Contact person for any additional info:

Civil Society Development Foundation/ Fundația pentru Dezvoltarea Societății Civile (Romania) Vlad Dumitrescu, Program Manager

Tel: 0040 745 122 191