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Supporting civil society in Slovakia

Slovakian NGOs can now apply for funding from the EEA Grants.

Civil society in Slovakia faces several constraints and challenges and lacks a supportive legal and fiscal environment. The economic and financial crisis continues to hit the sector hard.

Strengthened civil society development and enhanced contribution to social justice, democracy and sustainable development are key objectives of EEA Grants. Through the ‘Funds for Non-governmental Organisations - Active citizenship and inclusion’ programme, funds are made available to foster active citizenship, protect the environment and support children and youth activities. 

The programme operator, The Ekopolis Foundation, is now accepting applications for funding.

Who and what is eligible for support?

NGOs established in Slovakia can apply for funding. Religious institutions and political parties are not considered NGOs.

Activities eligible for support fall under three categories:

  • Active Citizenship: Participatory democracy (public participation in decision-making and access to information) and social inequalities, poverty and exclusion, including in rural areas (people in poverty, including Roma and social inclusion).

Grant size range between €10.000 and €60.000. The duration of projects should be between 6 and 18 months

  • Environment protection and climate change:  Public participation, awareness-raising and active citizenship (priority area 1), climate change adaptation and mitigation and environmental education (priority area 2).
  • Children and Youth: Children, youth and active citizenship (priority area 1) and Activites targeting children and youth at risk (priority area 2).

Grant size is maximum €30.000 in priority area 1. The duration of projects should be between 3 and 18 months.

Grant size is minimum €20.000 and maximum €60.000 in priority area 2. The duration of projects should be between 6 and 18 months.

For more information on this call for proposals, please visit the website of the programme operator.

More information on the ‘Funds for Non-governmental Organisations - Active citizenship and inclusion’ programme can be found here.

The application deadline is 4 December 2013