februar 28, 2020

Active Citizens Fund i Latvia søker samarbeidspartnarar, og dekker reiseutgifter til Riga

Do you want to share your experience with other Civil Society Organizations (CSO)? Do you see yourself as a project partner for Latvian organizations in such topics as civic awareness, democracy, and human rights?

Use the opportunity to participate in the Active Citizens Fund (ACF) matchmaking event on the 24th of March in Riga, Latvia! Fill in an online application form and come to Latvia to meet your future project partners!

Please note: ACF will cover travel and accommodation expenses for one representative from your organization.

Who are we?

ACF is a program of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Finance Mechanism. It’s been implemented in 15 countries in Europe with an objective to strengthen civil society and active citizenship, and to empower vulnerable groups. For more information you can visit the ACF website.

What will you gain?

We organize this matchmaking event to encourage networking between organizations from Latvia and ACF donor states – Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, and to find out the synergies for possible future cooperation within the ACF program in Latvia.

During the matchmaking event, ACF will host at least 10 organizations promoting democracy, human rights and civic awareness from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and a wide range of Latvian organizations working in the relevant fields.

This will be your first step to get in touch with Latvian organizations of your interest. To discuss future project ideas to be submitted under ACF open calls and common activities under the ACF Bilateral Relations.

What’s next?

To go further with possible synergies, grants for the establishment of the cooperation (also called «seed money») will be available shortly after the Matchmaking event, so as you could develop the cooperation started effectively!

From April 2020, project calls for CSOs in several ACF programs will be organized. These will include support for cooperation activities between CSOs from Latvia and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway:

1. Call for strategic projects of the program “Democratic Culture”.

2. Call for strategic projects of the program “Human rights”.

3. Call for capacity projects of the program “Sustainability and capacity”. You can develop your ideas to submit these under these calls.

How to submit for the event?

If you are interested in participation, please fill in the application form by March 4 here.

More detailed information about the event please find here: https://www.activecitizensfund.lv/en/news/invitation-to-participate-in-matchmaking-event.html

We invite you also to inform other CSOs that could be interested in this kind of cooperation.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact Katrina Idu, ACF bilateral and Regional initiatives coordinator – katrina.idu@activecitizensfund.lv

Hope to hear from you!

Best wishes,

Anita Īvāne

Project manager

Civic Alliance – Latvia

Alberta street 13, Rīga, LV-1010
E-mail: anita@nvo.lv