The EaP CSF Re-granting scheme supports the projects of the EaP CSF members with a regional dimension that contribute to achieving its mission and facilitate the work of its five thematic Working Groups. Three calls for proposals have been implemented on the course of 2015-2017 with 48 projects benefiting from the scheme. The projects delivered substantial policy input, capacity building and trainings, as well as activities and campaigns focusing on the grassroots level connecting the civil society with the interest and needs of wider public in the EaP countries. The project results contributed to the policy implementation under the EaP multilateral roof, to the process of reforms in the EaP countries and to EaP CSF advocacy in Brussels, EU and EaP capitals. One of the major focus of the scheme is to strengthen the regional perspective, bridging the emerging gaps among the EaP countries while acknowledging their different paths and contractual relations with the EU.
In 2018, in the framework of the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme, the Secretariat received 52 proposals, out of which 38 passed the eligibility screening. The Selection Committee will make a decision on which projects will be funded by the 5th of March 2018.
The selection process included:
- selection of proposals that should be potentially supported based on the rating and comments of the Selection Committee’s individual members
- discussion of each proposal and the Selection Committee agreement on recommendations, as well as on the grants’ amounts
The level of participation was high with many applications of good quality and with the requested amount that exceeded several times the total budget available for this scheme.
The majority of the implemented projects were developed under the priorities of the Working Group 1 “Democracy, Human Rights, Good Governance & Stability”, Working Group 3 “Environment, climate change and energy security” and Working Group 4 “Contacts between People” and cover at least three Eastern Partnership countries.