We are all Citizens: Fund for NGOs in Greece

The “We are all Citizens" Programme is implemented under the EEA Grants for Greece. The Programme aims to strengthen civil society and enhance the contribution of NGOs to social justice, democracy and sustainable development. The Programme is implemented by the Bodossaki Foundation, in cooperation with the EEA Grants Office.

The total amount of €7,34 million is allocated by the states of Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway to eligible NGOs though a transparent procedure of open calls with specific terms and selection criteria, in which NGOs will be called upon to respond with specific project proposals. The available funding will be allocated to NGOs which will be successful in the selection process and meet the high standards of transparency and good governance that have been set by the Programme.  

During the Programme’s implementation emphasis will be given on reducing social inequality, poverty and social exclusion, on the protection of human rights, including the rights of minorities, on the capacity building of NGOs and on the promotion of democracy, transparency and good governance. Funded projects can aim to relieve vulnerable groups, such as children, youth and minorities (especially Roma), immigrants and asylum seekers. Additionally, the Programme will contribute to combatting hate speech, extremism, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, domestic violence and human trafficking.

All the NGOs that receive funding through the Programme participate in capacity building activities, which are organized by the Bodossaki Foundation throughout the Programme’s implementation.

Finally, the “We Are all Citizens” Programme encourages the development of bilateral relations between Greek organizations and NGOs in the donor countries, aiming to creating productive partnerships and common projects, shared knowledge and best practices.