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Invitation to bid: Fund Operator for the Active Citizens Fund–Regional in Poland (extension)


The tender for the role of Fund Operator of the Active Citizens Fund – Regional in Poland has been re-opened with an extended deadline, in line with the Terms of Reference section 5.3. In accordance with the ToR, consortia that submitted bids and were assessed in the first round will receive feedback on their bid and are entitled to re-submit their bid with changes. The new deadline for submission of bids is 4 June at 12:00 CET

On the road in Greece with the Active Citizens Fund


The Active Citizens Fund has kicked-off in Greece with a roadshow presenting funding opportunities for Greek civil society. The roadshow began with the programme launch event in Athens on 21 February 2019 and finished in Heraklion, Crete, on 21 March 2019. Events were also held in Thessaloniki, Drama and Patra.

How Portugal just kicked off 48 projects through the Active Citizens Fund


Over the next three years, no less than 48 projects are set to receive up to €3,5M through the Portuguese Active Citizens Fund. The funding will go to projects focusing on civic participation and human rights awareness, as well as projects dealing with the empowerment of vulnerable groups, such as youth at risk, young people with disabilities, children living with cancer, victims of domestic violence, migrants and refugees.

Shhh! Please be quiet, democracy is sleeping...


… And it's time to wake it up! This week we are at the EU Commission's Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, together with EEA and Norway Grants chairman Niels Engelschiøn, looking at why civil society is crucial in building a vibrant democracy - and the key role public authorities play, all across Europe, in making it a reality. Democracy as we know it clearly needs to be awaken - and what better way than a good old classic democratic debate to bring it (back) to life?