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Following the success of the past four years, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Secretariat is launching the 5th Call for Proposals to support joint projects, lead by EaP CSF members with a strong regional dimension – in line with EaP CSF’s mission and objectives.

This call aims to support the work of the five thematic Working Groups of the EaP CSF. The priorities for each Working Group and the application process are described in the Guidelines for Applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that would contribute to the effective policy-making and advocacy of the objectives of the EaP CSF at the EU level, following the thematic priorities of EaP Platforms and Panels. They should focus on advancing reforms in the EaP countries and encourage activity of the civil society in policy domains, especially where civil society has not been active so far. The projects proposals should particularly focus on connecting activities with the interests and needs of the wider public. Proposals that comply with more than one of these objectives are especially welcome.

Any project funded through this Call for Proposals should cover at least three EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with the aim of developing results with a regional perspective.

The overall amount for this call for proposal is 270.000 EUR. Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • minimum amount per project: EUR 10.000
  • maximum amount per project: EUR 25.000
  • minimum 5% co-financing is requested

Proposals must be submitted to the following email address: applications@eap-csf.eu by 16 December 2018, Midnight (24.00 Brussels time).

Useful links:

Guidelines for Applicants

Annex I – Project proposal template

Annex II – Budget proposal template

Annex III – Declaration of honour on financial eligibility of the lead partner

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. Four calls for proposals have been implemented on the course of 2015-2018 with 61 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 decided to provide funding for 13 projects.