OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP: GRANTS FOR EXPANDING CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN OPEN GOVERNANCE REFORMS AND OGP PROCESSES

Key Information

  • Eligibility: 
    • civil society organisations and consortia. Preference will be given to multi-stakeholder teams.
    • Cross-country partnerships are allowed.
    • Applications are welcome from organisations not engaged with OGP at this time. However, applicants should be willing to work closely with the OGP Support Unit, the country’s OGP Multistakeholder Forum (Coordination Council), and the official Point of Contact. Applicants will also ideally engage the EU delegation in the country for relevant activities.
    • Applicants should be willing to document and share their approaches, methodologies, and outputs, and participate in OGP-organised peer exchange and learning events.
  • Funding amount: Up to  €30,000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Armenia, Georgia, Republic Of Moldova, and Ukraine
  • Application languages: English
The Open Government Partnership Support Unit aims to support government and civil society in member countries, including in the EaP region, to strengthen co-creation and implementation of nationally or locally-led commitments with potentially high impact that can lead to increasing government transparency, improving accountability, strengthening citizen engagement and government responsiveness.
The grants will be used for one of the following purposes:
  • propose and implement catalytic approaches to open governance reforms and advocate for their inclusion as commitments in OGP action plans;
  • co-implementation, monitoring and oversight of action plan commitments, ideally focusing on approaches that can be scalable across action plan cycles.
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.

See here to learn more and apply.