2 April 2019

The Active Citizens Fund roadshow, co-operated by the Bodossaki Foundation finishes capacity building tour of Greece

The Active Citizens Fund in Greece has completed a month long roadshow touring Greece to present to civil society and local authority representatives the aims and key characteristics of the fund and to aid in capacity building for potential users of the fund.

The roadshow encompassed 16 events in 5 different cities (Athens, Drama, Heraklion, Patra and Thessaloniki) that provided 1075 participants with information, insights and training on the fund, how it operates and how to utilise it. Similar workshops will be repeated in other parts of Greece in the future to boost the capacity building approach of the roadshow, and the training materials can be found online.

The fund, launched in February, is a new EEA Grants programme operated by EFC member Bodossaki Foundation, in consortium with SolidarityNow, that will support civil society in Greece and seek to reduce social and economic disparities in south and eastern Europe. The fund was created with a €12 million grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants.

A new call was also announced with the call for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives seeking out activities to support that aim to enhance relations between Greek and donor state NGO’s.

For more information on the fund or the roadshow visit here.