Launching of the ENGAGE Component within the NGO Fund

May 31, 2013

Civil Society Development Foundation is publishing the Guidelines and specific annexes for ENGAGE 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 ENGAGE Component is to encourage active citizenship and participation in community life, to ensure the respect and practice of fundamental democratic values.

The Component has 3 Sub-components:

Sub-Component 1.1 – Participation in decision-making and community engagement

The specific objective of this Sub-Component is to support NGO initiatives that increase citizens’ engagement in the community and in decision making processes and that improve communities and public policies through active citizenship.

Sub-Component 1.2 – Volunteer

The specific objective of this Sub-Component is to encourage initiatives that make a valuable contribution in the community be providing opportunities for all ages and social groups to engage in volunteering activities.

Sub-Component 1.3 – Encouraging democratic values

The specific objective of this Sub-Component is to support initiatives that contribute to promoting and respecting fundamental democratic values and human rights.


The total allocation for this Component under the first round of Call for proposals is 3,600,000 Euro.


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

An applicant organisation may submit a maximum number of 2 project proposals under ENGAGE Component for this Call for proposals, out of which only 1 proposal for Large grants.

Deadline for submitting applications is 5th of August, 2013.

Questions related to this Call for Proposals may be addressed by potential applicants by e-mail, phone or by fax no later 30th of July (including) to: Vlad Dumitrescu – Senior Grants Officer, e-mail: engage {at} fdsc.ro; phone: 021 310 01 81; fax: 021 310 01 80.

Answers will be given no later than 1st of August 2013 and questions that may be relevant to other applicants, together with the answers, will be published on the Programme website.

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.


Documents are available only in Romanian. Short summary in English is available under the Components section of the website.