The mechanism of support for bilateral and regional initiatives
23 January 2023

The call offers social organisations the opportunity to obtain funding for the implementation of international initiatives for the exchange of knowledge and experience. The competition is organised by the Operators of the two Active Citizens Funds: the National and the Regional.

We invite proposals for international initiatives aimed at the exchange of knowledge, know-how and experience between Polish social organisations and entities from:

  • Donor States of EEA Grants (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway),
  •  Beneficiary States of EEA Grants (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia),
  • Ukraine.

The call for applications started on 23 January and will run until 30 April 2023. The evaluation of the submitted applications will be carried out on a rolling basis and decisions on funding initiatives will be made three times during this period, unless funds are used up earlier.

What can funding be obtained for?

Funding is available under the competition for:

  • an internship in a foreign organisation (an educational experience involving the performance of practical tasks related to the area of activity of the organisation concerned),
  • job-shadowing in a foreign organisation (educational experience involving observation of another, more experienced person at work),
  • other forms of exchange of knowledge, know-how and experience, such as: study trips, joint workshops and training with entities from different countries, mentoring, etc.

The funding of the initiative can amount up to 6 000 EUR for a bilateral initiative and 5000 EUR for a regional initiative.

Funding under this mechanism is available for NGOs that are established and registered in Poland, and:

  • in case of ACFRegional: are eligible for Active Citizens Fund Regional grants and do take at least some of their statutory actions related to the goals of the ACF Programme outside of the city of Warsaw,
  • in case of ACFNational: are already project promoters (have been awarded at least one grant
    or are partners of project promoters) under the ACFNational Programme.

The initiative (including preparation and evaluation) may last from 1 to 6 months. All activities should terminate no later than 30 April, 2024.

Please note that the application under this call can only be submitted in English.

Information webinar

Anyone interested in applying is invited to attend an information webinar on 9 February 2023 (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. More information in Polish can be found HERE.

Documents relating to the call

Call for proposals (PL version)

Call for proposals (EN version)

Grant application form

Template of the grant form evaluation sheet

Should you have any questions about the mechanism and/or application procedure, please contact:

  • for Active Citizens Fund National: Anna Fedas ([email protected], +48 791 413 200),
  • for Active Citizens Fund Regional: Ewa Stokłuska ([email protected], +48 720 801 013).


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