Proposals for Involvement, Impact in Public Policies, Decision Making

Local Publication for Call for Proposals | IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016-2017 | Support to Civil Society Organisations under the Civil Society Facility Action 2016-2017 | Publication Reference: EuropeAid/155322/DD/ACT/MK


The Delegation of European Union in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is seeking proposals aimed to enhance the involvement and impact of the civil society in public policies and decision making, to influence key reforms for further support of the country in the EU accession processes.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to enhance CSOs' effectiveness, transparency and accountability, as well as their impact on improved freedom of opinion and expression, fight against corruption and CSOs' cooperation with municipalities in addressing the needs of Roma community. The call also aims towards developing a strong regional partnership dialogue among civil society organisations from the IPA region, their EU counterparts and the public authorities.

Priorities/Lots of the Call for Proposals:
  • Priority/Lot 1: Strengthening civil society horizontal measures
  • Priority/Lot 2: Freedom of Expression and Opinion
  • Priority/Lot 3: Supporting civil society in fight against corruption
  • Priority/Lot 4: Supporting cooperation of local self-governments and civil society in addressing needs of Roma community

The full Guidelines for applicants are available at the following address:

The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 07/05/2017 at 18:00 hrs (Brussels date and time).

Three (3) information sessions on this Call for Proposals will be organised country wide in the course of April 2017. The exact places and dates of the information sessions will be additionally announced on the Europeaid website and the website of the EU Delegation in Skopje.

Access to Education for Roma
The Study Visit, Access to Education and Employment for Roma Youth - Good Practices and Models from Spain was organised from May 9-11 in Madrid, Spain within the framework of the People to People component of the TACSO Project. The Visit focused on the model by the Fundacion Secretariado Gitano (FSG) over the past 35 years, including educational and employment programmes as well as awareness-raising and anti-discrimination work.

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