Questions and Answers Questions and Answers

Question 1: Is Kosovo* eligible to apply?

No. The micro-grant scheme is open to the 50 signatories of the European Cultural Convention.

Please refer to Call for proposals, Section III. REQUIREMENTS, Part 1. General objective (page 3):

"The grants will fund projects designed to contribute to building democratic and inclusive societies through helping develop a culture of democracy by promoting education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in States party to the European Cultural Convention."

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.


Question 2: Is “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” eligible to apply?

Yes. The micro-grant scheme is open to the 50 signatories of the European Cultural Convention.

Please refer to Call for proposals, Section III. REQUIREMENTS, Part 1. General objective (page 3):

"The grants will fund projects designed to contribute to building democratic and inclusive societies through helping develop a culture of democracy by promoting education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in States party to the European Cultural Convention."


Question 3: Can a civil society organisation established in January 2018 apply to the call?

Yes, provided that it meets the eligibility criteria.

Please refer to Call for proposals, Section V. EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE, Part 2. Eligibility Criteria (page 9):

“In order to be eligible for a grant, an organisation must:

  • be legally constituted as a non-for-profit structure or a public entity;

  • be entitled to carry out the activities described in the project proposal;

  • have sufficient financial capacity (stable and sufficient sources of funding) to maintain its activity throughout the period for which the grant is awarded and to participate by way of its own resources (including human resources or in-kind contributions);

  • have sufficient operational and professional capacity, including staff, to carry out activities described in its project proposal;

  • have a bank account.”


Question 4: Can a private center for education of children apply to the call?

Only public organisations and and non-for-profit entities can apply.

Please refer to Call for proposals, Section IV. HOW TO APPLY?, Part 1. Who can apply? (page 7):

“Any public organisation or a non-for-profit entity active in the field of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education can apply for the call.”


Question 5: Can we apply if our organisation did not take part in previous cycles?

Yes.


Question 6: Should the project be about the further development/dissemination of the previous projects' outcomes only or it also can be a new project concept?

This micro-grant scheme focuses on small-scale activities related to the outputs of the projects completed in the framework of the ‘Human Rights and Democracy in Action’ programme.

Please refer to Call for proposals, Section III. REQUIREMENTS, Part 1. General objective and Part 2. Means of Action (page 3-4):

III. REQUIREMENTS

1. General objective

The grants will fund projects designed to contribute to building democratic and inclusive societies through helping develop a culture of democracy by promoting education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in States party to the European Cultural Convention.

This call will focus on small-scale activities related to the outputs of the projects completed in the framework of the ‘Human Rights and Democracy in Action’ programme (see Appendix II).

Project activities may include:

  • translation and adaptation,

  • testing of instruments, materials, training programmes,

  • peer review activities,

  • peer learning activities,

  • study visits.

2. Means of action

The activities are limited to the ones listed above and they should be linked to dissemination or further development of the outputs of the previous cycles and should contribute to the overall aim of the Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation.

The organisations interested are therefore expected to make use of the existing outputs and benefit from the experience of the countries which participated in the CoE/EU Joint Programme Human Rights and Democracy in Action between 2013 and 2017 (see list of outcomes in Appendix II).”


Question 7: Should we include one of the activities mentioned in the call or can we include more (training programs, peer review and peer learning for example)?

Please refer to the answer to Question 6.


Question 8: How flexible are we in choosing the outputs of the project, because in the call it is stated that the activities should be linked to the outputs of the previous cycle?

Please refer to the answer to Question 6.


Question 9: Can we come up with new idea / new activities and outputs, but under the given topics?

Please refer to the answer to Question 6.


Question 10: Is it mandatory to have partner organisation and if yes can it be a partner organisation from the same country?

No, it is not mandatory to have a partner organisation.


Question 11: Can we apply for a project that will be implemented only in one country?

Yes.