Active Citizens Fund Romania launches 5 calls for projects with a total value of more than 9 million Euro for non-governmental organisations.

The 5 calls for projects are part of the second Round of calls for proposals, the last one of the programme. They contribute to the overall objective of the Active Citizens Fund, to support and strengthen civil society and active citizenship and to increase the capacity of vulnerable groups. At the same time, the calls seek to enhance bilateral relations with organisations in the donor states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The calls launched today cover a wide range of areas and activities, as follows:

  • Call #2 – Civic education and engagement
  • Call #3 – Civic activism and advocacy
  • Call #5 – Strategic support for human rights and equal treatment
  • Call #7 – Advocating for social inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Call #8 – Development of rural interethnic communities

Special attention will be paid to areas considered of major importance in Romania: environment and climate change; gender equality and gender-based violence; the infringement of human rights and discrimination against Roma; Roma empowerment and inclusion.

The eligible applicants are exclusively non-governmental and non-profit organisations (NGOs) legally established in Romania. Partnership with other non-governmental organisations (which may come from the same field of activity or other complementary areas) and other stakeholders (local or central authorities, companies, other public or private entities) are strongly encouraged. Also, partnerships with entities from donor states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.

The total budget of the 5 calls is 9,333,591 Euro. Projects will be funded in the form of a grant (non-reimbursable financing), following a selection process. Several types of grants are available for this round, ranging from 50,000 to 150,000 Euro.

Deadline for applications is April 20, 2021. All applications are to be submitted exclusively through the online platform

Additional details about each call, as well as the programme are available on the website

In order to support NGOs choose the most suitable call for their initiatives, the Fund Operator offers a map of calls, available at

A series of information sessions will take place online during March-April for those organisations interested in applying for funding; details will be made available soon on the programme’s communication channels.