June 10, 2013

The Resource Center for Roma Communities Foundation is publishing the Guidelines and the specific annexes for Rural interethnic communities develiopment Subcomponent, from SOCIAL JUSTICE Component, within Round 1 of the NGO Fund, part of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


The general objective of the SOCIAL JUSTICE Component is to contribute to combating social exclusion and reducing disparities within society and between various groups of society.


Component 2 - SOCIAL JUSTICE has two Subcomponents:

Subcomponent 2.1. Rural interethnic communities development which is the subject of this Call for Letters of Intent

Subcomponent 2.2. Fighting inequalities poverty and exclusion, (for which  a separate Application Guide was launched)


The specific objective of Sub-Component Rural interethnic communities development is to contribute on medium and long term to the development of the disadvantaged interethnic communities and improvement of Roma situation.


The total allocation for this Sub-Component within the First Round of Call of Proposal is 3,000,000 Euro.

Grants are dedicated to NGOs. More information about eligibility conditions for the applicant and partners can be found in the Guidelines for applicants.

For the Component 2 SOCIAL JUSTICE, the Application Procedure consists in 2 phases. In the first phase the Letters of Intent are expected, following that, in the second phase, only selected Letters of Intent should develope Applications.

An applicant organisation may submit a maximum number of 3 letters of intent under SOCIAL JUSTICE Component, out of which maximum 2 for one of the two Subcomponents

The Letters of Intent will be submitted online, according to the procedure described within the Applicants’ Guidelines.

Deadline for submitting the letters of intent is 15 of July, 2013.

Questions related to this Call for Proposals may be addressed by potential applicants by e-mail, phone or by fax no later than 11th of July (including) to: Radu Lacatus – Senior Grants Officer; E-mail: rural@romacenter.ro; phone: 0264 420474; fax: 0264 420470.

In order to support possible applicants, 5 general information sessions will be organised, containing information about the launching of all 5 Components of the NGO Fund.

The documents can be downloaded HERE.