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Open Door Grants

Organisation: European Union

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: Up to €25,000

Deadline: 31/03/2023

  • Eligibility criteria:
    Registered civil society organisations and consortia from target countries are eligible to apply . Preference will be given to multi-stakeholder teams. Cross-country partnerships are allowed.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
  • Application language: English

With the support of the European Union, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is launching the Open Door Grants.

The main objective of these grants is to expand and strengthen civil society engagement and foster multi-stakeholder partnerships for tackling relevant open government reforms in active OGP member countries and locals in the Eastern Partnership region.

Open Door Grants is an ongoing call for project proposals for Eastern Partnership (EaP) OGP members with a focus on using the OGP platform for expanding civil society engagement and building cross-sectoral partnerships.

OGP is seeking proposals for strengthening civil society engagement in OGP around the following policy areas:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Justice
  • Public service delivery, including strengthening citizen participation and feedback mechanisms, or enhancing government responsiveness to users for improving public services
  • Civic space and media freedoms
  • Access to information
  • Open governance and participation in post-war reconstruction and recovery
  • Business integrity and ease of doing business
  • Any other themes related to crisis response, recovery, or renewal

The grants will also be used to explicitly expand the base of civil society and other non-governmental actors engaging with OGP in the EaP countries and locals. Strong preference will be given to ideas that engage new actors like the private sector, media, or youth groups.

Selected projects are expected to support OGP action plan implementation on country level and to boost cross-border thematic collaboration.

See here to learn more and apply.

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