(Financial Support to third parties – FSTP)
The EaP CSF Re-granting scheme (Financial Support to third parties – FSTP) supports projects of civil society organisations from EaP countries and the EU member states, which have a regional dimension and facilitate the work of one of the five thematic Working Groups of the Forum.
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.
On the course of 2015-2019 five calls have been released with 74 projects benefiting from the scheme. The next Call for Projects for 2020 will be launched on December 2, 2019.
Why Re-granting is important?
The projects delivere substantial policy input, provide 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 contribute 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.
Who can apply?
The Re-granting scheme is open to a wide range of civil society organisations (CSOs) from the EaP countries and the EU member states. Members of EaP CSF can submit their project as a lead partner, whereas other CSOs (non-members) can benefit from the scheme as a project partner. Here’s an overview of the main eligibility criteria for the grantees.
Lead Partner Criteria:
- Be a legal person
- Be non-profit-making
- Be a civil society organisation (CSO)
- Be established in an EaP or EU country
- Have participated in any of the past Annual Assemblies of EaP CSF
- Be able to receive the grant (funds) on its bank account, provide account statements and have a financial management system in place to ensure clear and adequate reporting procedures.
- Members of the National Platforms, who have never participated in the EaP CSF Annual Assemblies, and delegates (CSOs) attending any EaP CSF Annual Assembly in the capacity of observers are eligible as partners only.
- A CSO can submit only one proposal as the lead applicant. It is allowed for a lead applicant to act as a project partner in other proposal/s within this call.
- An organisation can only be a lead organisation (lead applicant) and benefit from the re-granting once throughout the three-year regranting/FSTP scheme.
- Individual experts in the capacity of natural person can be involved as a third party; their participation is welcome but does not establish/substitute the compliance with the regional dimension criterion.
Next Call for Re-granting Projects
Our current Projects
In 2019, in the framework of the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme, the Secretariat received 39 proposals, out of which 31 passed the eligibility screening. After the evaluation process, 13 projects were selected by the Working Group’s Selection Committees.
Re-granting in numbers
Our Grantees say…
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“The Re-granting Scheme helped Euro Aqua project to create EU-EaP partnerships on issues related to the local water management. By sharing best practises we addressed local stakeholders who work on implementing water sector directives”.
“With the support of the EaP CSF re-granting scheme, we made a our step forward in improving the situation with youth and social entrepreneurship, particularly in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine”.
“The EaP CSF Re-granting scheme gives us great opportunity to learn how the same ideas can be implemented in different ways. It is possible only if you work with six different partners from all EaP countries”.
“The EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme helped us to build synergies with our partners, while debating on policy changes needed for social security regulations in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Facing similar regional socio-economic challenges, like migration, social support, or education project partners benefited from sharing experience and establishing joint advocacy activities”.
The EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme (FSTP) is funded by the European Union as part of its support to civil society in the region. Grants are available for CSOs from the Eastern Partnership and EU countries.
Within the current call projects benefit also from the financial support of National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and contribution of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.