Active Citizens Fund – Call for proposals in Bulgaria

Deadline for applications: 28 January 2019

The first call for proposals under the Active Citizens Fund in Bulgaria is launched!


The overall objectives of the EEA Grants are to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States and the Beneficiary States.

The Active Citizens Fund of the EEA Grants in Bulgaria has as objective to strengthen civil society and active citizenship and empower vulnerable groups.

This call for proposals aims to support long-term projects of civil society organizations offering strategic solutions for the sustainability and capacity of the civil sector in Bulgaria, strengthening its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights.

Cooperation with entities from Norway is encouraged!

Duration and thematic priorities

The first call for strategic projects will support projects of civil organizations (non-profit legal entities) with duration of 12 to 36 months and a grant amount of 10,001 to 200,000 euros in six thematic priorities / outcomes. The total available indicative budget for awarding grants for strategic projects under the call is € 6,700,000.

Applicants can submit project proposals under the following six thematic priorities:

  • Strengthened democratic culture and civic awareness
  • Increased support for human rights
  • Vulnerable groups are empowered
  • CSOs actively address gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Increased civic engagement in environmental protection/climate change
  • Enhanced capacity and sustainability of the civil society sector including CSOs.

More information here.

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