FAQs for the EEA Grants in General

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Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway provides €1.79 billion in funding to 15 EU and EEA member states in Central and Southern Europe from 2009 to 2014. Programme and projects that are awarded grants can be implemented until April 2016. 

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway participate on an equal basis with EU member states in the internal market through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), and are committed to reducing disparities and developing cooperation within this area. 

The beneficiary countries are the 12 new EU and EEA member states since 2004 and Greece, Portugal and Spain. 

Key areas of support include environmental protection and climate change, research and scholarships, civil society, health and children, gender equality, strengthening judicial affairs and cultural heritage. 

Beneficiaries are local, regional and national authorities, educational and research institutions, students, teachers and researchers, non-governmental organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises. 

FAQs for the “We are all Citizens” Programme

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The Programme’s overall objective is to strengthen Civil Society and enhance the contribution of NGOs to social justice, democracy and sustainable development.

Greek NGOs can apply for funding through the following open calls:

  • Democratic values, including human rights, promoted
  • Provision of welfare and basic services to defined target groups increased
  • Strengthened capacity of NGOs and an enabling environment for the sector promoted
  • Advocacy and watchdog role developed

Eligible applicants are NGOs that are established in Greece and fall within the following definition: “A non-profit voluntary organisation established as a legal entity, having a non-commercial purpose, independent of local, regional and central government, public entities, political parties and commercial organisations.”
Religious institutions, political parties, trade unions, chambers of commerce, professional associations and employers’ organizations are NOT considered NGOs.

NGOs will be supported to develop the following activities/ projects:

  • Capacity‐building activities and organizational support to NGOs;
  • Awareness‐raising activities;
  • Multicultural dialogue activities;
  • Mutual learning and dissemination;
  • Education and training activities;
  • Network and coalition building;
  • Provision of welfare and basic services;
  • Advocacy, watchdog and monitoring activities;
  • Participation in policy and decision making processes;
  • Cultural initiatives to promote the Programme’s goals
This list is not exhaustive. Potential applicants should consult the text of each Call announced for a more detailed list of funding activities.

Please refer to the table below. A project must be finished until 30 April 2016 at the latest.
 

Call Publication Date Closure Date
Provision of welfare and basic services to defined target groups increased 22 Jan 2014 22 Mar 2014
Advocacy and watchdog role developed 22 Jan 2014 22 Mar 2014
Democratic values, including human rights, promoted Sept 2014 Nov 2014
Strengthened ca
pacity of NGOs and an enabling environment for the sector promoted
Sept 2014 Nov 2014

Please refer to the table below. The funding is 10.000-50.000 euros for small projects and 50.001-250.000 euros for large projects.
A minimum of 10% of the total grant available under each Call will be allocated to children and youth-driven organizations and/or projects targeting children and youth.
The requested amount needs to be well defined and justified in the budget proposal, since no adjustments will be allowed after the submission of the application and partial funding of projects is not possible.
 

Call Amount
Provision of welfare and basic services to defined target groups increased € 1.900.000 Small Projects:
€10.000 – 50.000
 
Large Projects:
€50.001–250.000
Advocacy and watchdog role developed € 775.350 Small Projects:
€10.000 – 50.000
 
Large Projects:
€50.001–250.000
Democratic values, including human rights, promoted  € 2.785.000 Small Projects:
€10.000 – 50.000
 
Large Projects:
€50.001–250.000
Strengthened capacity of NGOs and an enabling environment for the sector promoted € 725.350 Small Projects:
€10.000 – 50.000
 
Large Projects:
€50.001–250.000

Yes, all projects must be implemented throughout the Greek territory on a local, regional or national level.
Projects located in rural and remote areas are highly encouraged to apply under this call.

All NGOs-grantees of the Programme will participate in the process of Capacity Building. Each organization will be individually assessed in order to identify its capacity level and needs. A customized approach will then be developed for each organization in order to strengthen its capacity and enhance its performance and social impact. The NGOs-grantees will benefit both from one-on-one tailored organizational development consulting work, as well as from participation to various trainings and other events aimed to facilitate networking and best-practice sharing among NGOs.