In 2017 in the framework of the EaP CSF Re-granting Scheme the Secretariat received 60 proposals, out of which 52 passed the eligibility screening. The Selection Committee decided to provide funding for 15 projects.

The majority of the selected proposals 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.

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. It is our hope that the EaP CSF will be able to provide sub-grants for a greater number of projects the next year.

Working Group 1: Democracy, Human Rights, Good Governance and Stability
Working Group 5: Social & Labour Policies and Social Dialogue
Best Re-granting Projects Awards 2017:

WG1: Capacity development for gender subgroups of National Platforms in Armenia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine

Lead organisation: Women’s Resource Centre (AM); Partners: Belarusian Organisation of Working Women (BY), Women’s Political Resources Center (GE), Bureau of Gender Strategy and Budgeting (UA)

Svetlana Karalova received the award on behalf of the project consortium.

WG2: Enhancing role of civil society and SMEs from EaP countries in implementation of European standards

Lead organisation: Center for Innovation and Policies from Moldova (MD); Partners: Georgia’s Reforms Associates GRASS (GE), Strategic and Security Studies Group (UA)

Ludmila Stuparu from the lead organisation received the award on behalf of the project consortium.

WG3: Energy Watchdog Coalition

Lead: Expert Forum (RO); Partners: World Experience for Georgia (GE), ASPE (MD), Dixi Group (UA)

Anna Otilia Nutu from the lead organisation received the award on behalf of the project consortium.