Strengthening Participatory Democracies & EU Integration in Montenegro

EU Civil Society Facility Programme
Last date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its Civil Society Facility Programme 2016, Montenegro
in order to strengthen participatory democracies and the EU integration
process in Montenegro by empowering civil society to actively take part
in decision making and by stimulating an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society.


  • Actions aiming to empower, and develop capacities of CSOs
  • Actions aiming to increase the government’s response to CSOs’ needs
  • Actions aiming to improve the level of participation of CSOs in policy-making processes

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 200,000 and EUR300,000.


Actions must take place in Montenegro.


The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24months nor exceed 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: 
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a civil society organisation
    • be a national of Montenegro or national of a Member State of the
      European Union or the countries covered by Article 10 of the CIR
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the
      action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting
      as an intermediary
    • be registered at least 12 months prior to the deadline for submission of project proposals
    • if the applicant is a national of an eligible country other than
      Montenegro, they must have at least one Montenegrin co-applicant and the
      local capacity development must be strengthened through some proposed
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the
    co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies)are not in any of these
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
    However, the applicant is encouraged to have at least one co-applicant,
    which should fulfil one or both of the following characteristics: 
    • be based outside Podgorica,
    • be a less developed CSO than the applicant in terms of operational and financial capacity.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

Eligible Countries: 

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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