Submission of the micro projects is closed

On April 29 the online proposal system was closed at 6 pm as announced. Until this date 1029 finalized applications were submitted divided between the seven thematic areas as follows:

  • democracy and human rights: 37;
  • gender and equal opportunities: 36;
  • community and organizational development: 236;
  • youth and children issues: 203;
  • environment and sustainable development: 232;
  • provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups: 170;
  • empowerment of vulnerable groups, including Roma: 115.​

Program managers of the operator foundations were on duty until the last moment of the submission deadline, helping the applicants with any technical or other problems. The Operator Foundations will decide on April 30th about the post-reception (or non reception) of applications that were not finalized until the deadline due to justifiable technical problems, given the applicant NGO indicated it beforehand .

Pre-screening will start in the following days after the deadline, the results are expected in approx. two weeks. Every applicant excluded on formal grounds will receive notification and in ambigious cases be asked questions if needed.

The content evaluation involving external experts will start after the pre-screening process is closed, based on the criteria announced in the call for proposals and described in detail in the rules of evaluation document. The evaluation is expected to be closed in the first half of July. We will publish the results here on the website and all applicants will be notified via e-mail.

In the seven thematic areas altogether about 120 projects can be supported given the available budget and the size of grant an application can receive.