Romania

129 grants

Grant NumberRO_2012_03
OrganizationFundatia "Centru Parteneriat pentru Egalitate"
Project NameBe an activist, support women's issues!
Amount AwardedUSD 59,993.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2012 - October 31, 2013
Project Description

The project’s goal is to achieve the coalization of civil society and citizens in support of gender issues through:

  • creating a framework and appropriate structure for the stimulation of activism for gender issues.
  • developing parents’ and educators’ abilities of monitoring the pre-schooling and primary educational system from the perspective of gender stereotyping.
  • bringing at least two current, problematic gender issues to public attention ( the political representation of women in the context of the future elections in Romania and the promotion and implementation of the recently adopted by the Romanian legislators of the protection order to be applied in cases of domestic violence) , involving civil society and citizens in taking attitude.
Websitehttp://www.cpe.ro/english/
Grant NumberRO/2012/07
OrganizationMiscarea Civica Militia Spirituala
Project NameCRIM – Imagination is Power
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - September 30, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to empower young citizens to use their creativity and imagination in order to play an active role in society and to be part of the decision-making process as well as to reclaim the public spaces for dialogue.

Objectives:

  • Create a public space based on creativity and imagination, to provide young people a framework for interaction;
  • Improve skills such as critical thinking, open-mindedness, active listening, communication, negotiation of 400 young citizens;
  • Organize an awareness campaign for developing social consciousness and civic attitude around CRIM targeting 3,000 students and non-students (alumni, teachers, others);
  • Expose 4 faculties to innovative methods of education such as Contemporary Theatre and creativity workshops;
  • Increase organizational capacity of the Civic Movement Militia Spirituala.


Websitehttp://militiaspirituala.ro
Grant NumberRO/2012/06
OrganizationFundatia Ratiu pentru Democratie
Project NameCineceapromis
Amount AwardedUSD 67,429.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Project Description

An independent online platform that encourages citizens to identify the promises candidates make while campaigning, post them on a platform, discuss their feasibility and inquire about their costs. After elections the users will be able to follow online how/if the elected officials are keeping their promises. The organizations supporting the platform will encourage and offer tools for users to mobilize organize and react offline in order to hold their representatives accountable. Based on the platform’s development, we intend to organize a public forum discussing the pro’s and con’s of the potential of online activism to generate change offline, thus sharing knowledge to other potential social changers.

Websitehttp://www.ratiudemocracycenter.org/
Grant NumberRO_2012_05
OrganizationFundatia "Casa Sperantei"
Project NameTowards a national palliative care strategy. Bridging civil society with public authorities.
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to empower palliative care services providers to participate in decision making process in order to increase access of cancer patients to quality palliative care services.

The long term aim is to improve the quality of life for about 170,000 patients where and when they need allocating the resources more efficient within the cancer control program. The project will develop a new vision for palliative care that will involve carers and family members, professionals, authorities, service providers. The three levels for action will be: education, consultation and advocacy.

Websitehttp://www.hospice.ro/
Grant NumberRO_2012_04
OrganizationFundatia “Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent”
Project NameDigital rights and wrongs
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Project Description

The project's goal is to increase the awareness of the public (especially the young public)of the “digital rights” and the way the freedom of expression is protected and furthered in the digital environment and to increase their participation in advocacy and public debate using the new technologies.

Websitehttp://www.cji.ro/
Grant NumberRO_2012_02
OrganizationAsociatia TechSoup
Project NameRestartRomania 2.0
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Project Description

 

The project’s goal: Re-launching RestartRomania to focus specifically on citizen driven discourse with an eye towards advocacy. The process is designed with two goals in mind: mass engagement in the discussion and the resulting products. 

Objectives:

  • Challenge Design: developing a working group of relevant civil society, media and IT stakeholders to define the Challenge overview, selection mechanism, audience identification, outreach plan, success criteria and timeline.
  • Community Input and Launch: creating and launching a framework for the Challenge based on input from the working group, its community members and/or other parties invested. 
  • Project Recruitment: managing the process established during Challenge Design and Launch phases in order to deliver the restartromania.ro platform to specification and in order to source ideas through a process that builds communities of interest around projects and a Project Gallery unique to the Challenge.
  • Project Selection: defining and implementing a voting mechanism to determine the finalists.
  • Project Camp and Presentation: implementing a social innovation camp style event – finalizing projects for launch and presenting them to the public and media in partnership with the partners.
  • Incubation of projects, reporting and ‘boxing’: allows TSRO to support the 3 finalists with dedicated staff support in technical and managerial skills as the sites go through the crucial start up phase. 

 

Websitewww.techsoup.ro
Grant NumberRO_2012_01
OrganizationExpert Forum (EFOR)
Project NameClientelism at Your Fingertips
Amount AwardedUSD 68,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 15, 2012 - March 14, 2013
Project Description

The goal of the project is to decrease the politically biased allocations for funding local and county levels.

Its objectives are:

  • To develop a set of tools and tracking indicators to detect clientelization and using these instruments to identify, document and present the budgetary allocations between different levels of government aggregated in an easy-to-understand format;
  • To increase the “public image” costs for political parties that deviate from the rules explicitly mentioned by the law by bringing the issue of clientelist allocations on the public agenda, using the window of opportunity opened by elections and external conditions imposed by EU and IMF.
Websitewww.expertforum.ro
Grant NumberRO_2011_04
OrganizationFundatia pentru Parteneriat
Project NameSpeak up and get involved – (Reloaded)
Amount AwardedUSD 206,390.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2011 - June 30, 2013
Project Description

 The goal of the project is to increase civic engagement and effective public participation in environmental decision-making

Its objectives are:

  • To improve environmental law enforcement and monitoring on local and national level through the direct involvement of at least 12-15 NGOs and indirectly the two main green coalitions;
  • To initiate environmental policy analysis and dialogue between NGOs and local and national decision makers;
  • To raise awareness and to step up against at least 3-5 environmentally destructive development and infrastructure projects through NGO and public involvement;
  • To improve networking and coalition-building so as to get more NGOs active and encouraged in advocacy and watchdog activities;
  •  To organize campaigns and activities for raising public awareness and to involve broader constituencies in advocacy work;
  •  Building capacities and carrying out litigation for the above purposes.
Websitehttp://www.epce.ro/
Grant NumberRO_2011_05
OrganizationMiscarea Civica Militia Spirituala
Project NameThe Geography of Youth Activism
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 15, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is to assess the present level of civic involvement of the Romanian youth, in order to identify those specific needs or ideas that would make them take a stand, and in order to understand the way in which they position themselves with respect to the problems existing in our society. On the other hand, an extensive goal of the project is to find out how young people see, define and understand such concepts as “activism” and “civic involvement”. Last but not least, there is an imperative need to describe and analyze the “culture of protest” in Romania.      

The objectives are:

  • assessing the current level of social, political and cultural involvement of the Romanian youth;
  • uncovering the reasons or ideas that might determine youth to organize and be politically active as a community;
  • finding a pattern of youth activism in Romania after 1989.
Grant NumberRO_2011_03
OrganizationEuroAlter Association
Project NameStrengthening Romanian civil society’s capacity to advocate at European level
Amount AwardedUSD 23,100.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Project Description

 

The project places its focus on presenting methods for NGOs and CSOs to effectively advocate at European level, understand the functioning of European networks and other advocacy mechanisms, and learning to make full use of the legal and political tools made available by European treaties and charters in their local or national advocacy.

The objectives are:

  • providing a series of structured trainings and European-level seminars, followed by a study visit in Brussels and a final international forum, with the aim of introducing participants to EU-level advocacy, EU funding, networking possibilities at European level, and the new legal tools available at EU level to improve the efficiency and civil society and NGO work at national and local level;
  • developing a functioning international network composed of young people involved in  Roma, LGBT and activist organizations that will be capable of working at EU level enriching the work of NGOs and CSOs with an active civil society fully conscious of the opportunities offered by European integration;
  • sharing the good practice examples of European organizations and European-level networks to the NGOs and CSOs in Romania;
  • creating a transnational online platform and a guidebook aimed at helping the Romanian civil society to engage at EU level, which will remain as a legacy of this project.

 

 

Websitewww.euroalter.com
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_166
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation (CSDF)
Project NamePro Bono Legal Service for Romanian NGOs
Amount AwardedUSD 21,300.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to develop pro-bono legal practice throughout Romania so that Romanian NGOs have access to legal services provided by law practitioners on permanent basis. Its objectives are:

  •  Design and pilot a service of putting together the NGOs in need of legal services with legal practitioners willing to provide them pro bono;
  • Promote the pro-bono legal services on both categories of stakeholders, legal practitioners and NGOs, thus consolidating also the CSDF’s role of resource organization for the NGO sector.

 

 

Websitewww.fdsc.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_109
OrganizationATU - Association for Urban Transition
Project NameReinforcement of civil society, Platform for Bucharest (PfB)
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - April 30, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to reinforce the Platform for Bucharest (PfB) by improving the efficiency of its actions through a strategic approach and a better visibility. The objectives are:

  • Build internal capacity to improve communication and organizational arrangements to act according to a consensual strategy;
  •  Enhance Platform’s visibility and legitimacy in relationship with local stakeholders, decision makers, citizens, other CSOs, media, potential sponsors.

 

 

 

 

Websitewww.atu.org.ro
Grant NumberRO_2011_02
OrganizationAsociaţia Pro Democraţia
Project NameAPD’s institutional development between 2011 and 2015
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to enhance the organizational capacity following APD’s organizational strategy in order to become stronger at local level, therefore increasing the ability of citizens to get involved in the decision making process.

The objectives are:

  • Analyzing APD’s network and drafting a needs analysis considering the strategic lines of APD;
  • Increasing the organizational capacity of the Regional Centers;
  • Increasing the organizational capacity of APD’s branches to adequately respond to the needs and agendas of local communities.

 

 

Websitewww.apd.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_202
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation (CSDF)
Project NameCivic Innovation Fund
Amount AwardedUSD 389,455.00
Grant PeriodApril 15, 2011 - July 15, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to ensure the financial sustainability for the Romanian civic NGOs. Its objectives are:

  • To create a domestic fund to support civic initiatives of  NGOs to be developed during medium and long  term;
  • To increase the support from Romanian philanthropists and social responsible companies for civic initiatives of NGOs;
  • To consolidate the role of CSDF as fundraiser and grantmaker for the Romanian NGO sector.

Websitewww.fdsc.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_51
OrganizationResource Center for Public Participation – CeRe
Project NameEngage
Amount AwardedUSD 80,650.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - June 30, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to develop a financially sustainable ongoing advocacy assistance service available for citizens’ groups and NGOs. The project’s objectives are:

  • develop an ongoing advocacy assistance service for citizens’ groups or NGOs, equipped to provide tailored assistance simultaneously to at least five groups  
  • an awareness campaign to promote public participation as a rewarding tool in solving problems among formal and informal groups of citizens
  •  engaging at least five private bodies in supporting the advocacy assistance service for the following year(s). 

 

 

 

Websitewww.ce-re.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_34
OrganizationVOLUM - The Federation of Organizations Supporting the Development of Volunteerism in Romania
Project NameVOLUM for the sustainable development of VOLUNTEERISM in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - July 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to strengthen the voluntary nonprofit sector through capacity building, advocacy, intra sector and cross-sector cooperation and partnership in the frame of the VOLUM Federation. The project’s objectives are:

  • to build capacity of member organizations of VOLUM Federation through tailored training and consultancy based on intra sector cooperation by engaging the expertise within the network;
  • to identify companies engaged in supporting volunteering interested in becoming partners of VOLUM Federation and stimulate cross sector cooperation by facilitating the partnership between the trained member organizations and the identified partner companies of VOLUM Federation;
  •   to advocate for the creation of a national strategy for the support and development of volunteerism in Romania and for gaining support of public authorities for the created strategy in the frame of the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

 

 

Websitewww.federatiavolum.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_182
OrganizationThe Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Romania - the Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH)
Project NameHarmonizing the legal definitions on torture and ill-treatment in accordance with provisions of the UN OPCAT
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to harmonize the provisions of the Romanian laws/rules regulating the leading of an individual to the police/gendarmerie precinct with the definition of the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) (art.  4 par. 2) of “deprivation of individual freedom”.  The project's objectives are:

  • to document the Romanian juridical norms and practices related to the attributions of the law enforcement officers with regard to the deprivation of individual freedom;
  • to propose legal amendments to the Romanian relevant laws in order to eliminate arbitrary deprivation of freedom such as the leading of an individual to the police/gendarmerie precinct;
  • to advocate the legal amendments with public stakeholders;
  •  to build a constituency aimed at supporting the proposed changes among criminal law professionals, the civil society and the media.

 

 

Websitewww.apador.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_129
OrganizationAssociation for Community Relations - ARC
Project NameGive Me! (Donation Mechanisms)
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is  to strengthen the capacity of CSOs to mobilize resources from individuals and create easy to use donation mechanisms for individuals. Its objectives are:

  • Develop the Donation Direct Debit System allowing individuals to easily make regular donations through banks.
  • Develop a SMS donation system that allows a higher number and more diverse CSOs to ask for SMS donations.
  • The donation mechanisms will be able to support themselves financially (cover running costs) after the 1st year. 

 

Websitewww.arcromania.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2010_110
Organization“United Way Romania” Foundation
Project NameStrengthening Philanthropy in Romania through Individual Giving
Amount AwardedUSD 91,010.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to create a supportive legal environment for individual donors, thus increasing the overall philanthropy in Romania. The objectives are: 

  •  Increase the knowledge about individuals’ philanthropy, especially within NGO and corporate sectors as main vehicles to reach citizens, by producing a comparative white paper regarding the legal environment regulating individual donations in Romania and in other countries;
  •  Create “The Coalition for Better Philanthropy” that will elaborate a draft law (or, if more appropriate, pieces to be changed/added in an already existing law – such as the Sponsorship Law) which will include fiscal incentives for individual donations;
  •  Promote and support the adoption of the law.

 

 

Websitewww.unitedway.ro
Grant NumberRO_2011_01
OrganizationInstitute for Public Policy (IPP)
Project NameStrengthening civil society’s capacity to advocate the Parliament – the key to promote quality public policies in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 87,600.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2011 - January 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to strengthen Romanian civil society’s capabilities to become a relevant stakeholder in the lawmaking process and democratic decision-making levels. The project’s objectives are:

  • To provide a thorough diagnosis on the main legislative, institutional and practical causes of the lack of consultation between Members of the Parliament and civil society, based on registered perceptions of the two target groups;
  • To increase local NGOs capacities of monitoring/ involving in the legislative process;
  • To strengthen the consultations/cooperation between MPs and their parliamentary staff with civil society organizations from constituencies;
  • To consolidate and diversify IPP’s expertise in the field of participatory parliamentary processes by developing new advocacy tools through working at the local, national and European levels.

 

Websitewww.ipp.ro
Grant NumberRO/2010/05
OrganizationTERRA Mileniul III Foundation
Project NameNew step for Terra III
Amount AwardedUSD 66,100.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2011 - December 31, 2012
Grant NumberRO/2010/04
OrganizationKomunitas Association
Project NameTake back the city
Amount AwardedUSD 59,950.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2010 - January 31, 2012
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_145
OrganizationPublic Policy Centre (CENPO)
Project NameThe Implications of Public Funding Regulation for the Service Delivery Agenda of CSOs
Amount AwardedUSD 69,962.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2010 - March 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The main aim of the initiative is to carry out context and policy analysis in order to develop comprehensive recommendations regarding the implications of the increased public outsourcing of public service delivery responsibilities to CSOs in Romania, with potential relevance for other new EU member states.

The main specific objectives are: To assess the nature of public and civil society sector engagement when public funding is a dominant source for CSO activities (e.g. agenda and priority setting, delivery mechanisms, terms of contracting and control, quality assurance, etc.); To collect systematic information how public funding of CSO activities changes the definition and operations of CSOs (e.g. organization of internal governance, identification of objectives and priorities, definition of beneficiary group(s), assessment of results, etc.); To undertake policy advocacy for reform of public service delivery regulation(s) for the 2014-2020 development planning period; To inform the first and second interim evaluation of the 2007-2013 full cycle of the multiannual financial framework in the Romanian national context.

 

 

Websitewww.cenpo.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_186
OrganizationRomanian Academic Society (SAR)
Project NameBuilding a Sustainable Anticorruption Constituency in Romania: “Clean Romania”
Amount AwardedUSD 120,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2010 - April 30, 2012
Project Description

Goal: to continue the activity dedicated to enhancing transparency and public accountability by: 1) enlarging the initial Coalition for a Clean Government into the self-sustainable ‘Coalition for Clean Romania’; 2) creating a wider participatory model by including business representatives and regular citizens among others; 3) maintaining essential activities of watchdog and monitoring. Activities: 1. Ensure communication with large categories of the public in order to attract wide-reaching individual participation, valuable investigative contributors, as well as funding; 2. Stimulate and support a national network of active contributors of individual corruption complaints and investigations and publish their information on a high-traffic web portal; 3. Organize a high-publicity Award Gala, where to institute national awards for anti-corruption actions and integrity; 4. Develop and expand a high-traffic online portal where the public can actively discuss and report individual cases; 5. Transmit the information received in such a manner to NAD and NIA; 6. Trace and monitor the evolution of corruption investigations and anti-corruption files and present them on the online portal; 7. Support and publish monitoring reports and analysis of corrupt practices from expert contributors around the country; 8. Develop the coalition on the basis of corporate membership; 9. Develop partnerships with business sector for specific transparency actions to decrease the vulnerabilities to corruption in the usage of public funds.

Websitewww.sar.org.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_291
OrganizationARDOR (Romanian Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric)
Project Name“Closer to Oxford”
Amount AwardedUSD 52,745.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is creating a community of students that use critical reading and knowledge-based debates as tools for civil involvement.Some of the proposed activities are: To create a core group of 15 members (ARDOR, CJI, PCRM members) specialized in critical reading; To organize 3 online polls to select a motion that reflects public interest and that will be debated online;  To attract a number of 960 students to the online debates (debates will take place on the existing platform www.youspeak.ro ); To initiate 192 students in critical reading, argumentation, public speaking; To increase the practice of critical reading, peer learning, thorough research based on prominent international newspapers (The Economist, European Voice, Foreign Policy etc), knowledge based debate among 192 students from 4 cities, in the pursuit of a better understanding of complex matters of society; To discuss with Roma students issues that we all face, as Romanian citizens; To create connections between 192 students & journalists, public figures, partner NGOs; To organize 12 high standard public debates in 4 centers of higher education (Bucharest, Iasi Timisoara, Cluj Napoca); To attracting a total audience of 1200 persons at the public debates held throughout the year; Reach 7000 visitors of the project website.

 

 

Grant NumberRO_X 2009_118
OrganizationPro Vobis Volunteer Center Association
Project NameThe Volunteer Center: Resources and Opportunities for the Community
Amount AwardedUSD 80,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to promote volunteering in Romania by creating and disseminating opportunities for volunteers in the community and by helping local volunteer involving organizations to learn how to effectively engage volunteers in their activities. Objectives: to multiply the volunteer center model by offering training and consultancy to 10 selected organizations interested in developing volunteer centers; to organize the National Volunteer Week as a common event of the volunteer centers across Romania; to publish and promote the Guide of volunteer opportunities in 20 counties in Romania where the new and old volunteer centers are located; to publish a Manual for setting up and managing a volunteer center as a mechanism for creating and disseminating the volunteer opportunities in the local community.

 

Websitewww.provobis.ro , www.voluntariat.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_78
OrganizationUnited Way Romania
Project NameBuilding Better Communities by Increasing NGOs’ Capacity to Effectively Address Communities’ Needs
Amount AwardedUSD 130,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2010 - May 31, 2012
Project Description

Goal: to increase the capacity of local NGOs to address communities’ social needs by delivering quality services in their communities, by partnering between themselves as well as with other stakeholders, and by increasing the support they get from companies and individuals. Activities: 1.Perform assessment - Collecting relevant data from public authorities and NGOs, regarding the main social issues; 2. Identify social promoters; 3. Community consultation & Identification of critical community issues to be addressed; 4. Development and implementation of collaborative community projects; 5. Deliver a training program for social NGOs, on selected topics such as: evaluation, PR, marketing, presentation skills, and others; 6. Deliver technical assistance for projects developed in partnership, and by request; 7. Open bid & Selection of projects; 8. Organize fundraising campaigns; 9. Allocate funds - At least 50 grants. A special emphasis will be put on programs developed in partnership or programs that stimulate the participation of local or central authorities in the implementation; 10. Attract and distribute non-financial resources.

Websitewww.unitedway.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_282
OrganizationFondul de Dezvoltare a Euroregiunii Carpatice - FDEC Romania (known also as Carpathian Foundation Romania)
Project NameHIS – Heritage, Instrument for Sustainability
Amount AwardedUSD 200,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2010 - February 01, 2012
Project Description

Goal: Creation of a supportive environment for the NGOs active in community development, using heritage as a tool – HIS, a program to become a grant and capacity development program that will enable communities to use their natural, cultural and historic heritage as instrument for their own sustainable development. Activities: 1. Launch of 2 Calls for Proposals 2. Projects implementation Round I; 3. Projects implementation Round II; 4. Monitoring and evaluation process of the running grants; 5. Networking events: press conferences at each 4th months; 3 networking events involving grantees, applicants who did not receive grants, former FDEC Romania grantees; one networking event involving guests from Hungary - NGOs implementing heritage projects under the same mechanism as in Romania; publication of a HIS promotional brochure - best practices.

Websitewww.carpathianfoundation.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_218
OrganizationPACT Foundation – Partnership for Community Action and Transformation
Project NameLearning, Participation, Trust - Developing Community-Based Organizations in rural areas in the South of Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 180,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2010 - May 31, 2012
Project Description

Goal: To stimulate participation of citizens living in rural areas in the Southern part of Romania to associate and work together for collective action within organized structures at community level. Activities: 1. Selection of 6 community facilitators; 2. Training seminar on participatory approaches and community mobilization; 3. Promotion of the program in the 6 counties; 4. Selection of 18 rural communities in the 6 counties, based on existing potential for solid CBO creation; 5. Facilitation processes in the 18 communities - organizing meetings with various community stakeholders in view of community groups formation and development; 6. Organizing 3 training sessions for the 18 newly formed community groups on: participatory community needs assessment and participatory project planning; project management; community fundraising and resource mobilization; 7. Seed funding for the new community groups to run community projects; 8. Community projects carried out by the community groups in the 18 localities; 9. Conception, promotion and development of a community fund to further assist other community/grassroots groups in rural areas in the South of Romania; 10. Elaborating and editing promotional materials to present program results and the community fund established within the program; 11. Organizing a 2 day regional meeting bringing together new and old CBOs, to share experience and gain inspiration for further action.

Websitewww.fundatiapact.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_121
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation
Project NameStronger voice for the associative sector in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 15, 2010 - November 14, 2011
Project Description

Goal: consolidate the Romanian non-for-profit sector for outfacing the financial crisis and the unfriendly legal environment throughout developing the NGOs’ organizational capacity, supporting the advocacy initiatives and improving the sector’s public image. Activities: 1. Establishing a structured mechanism to ensure a wider and representative support for advocacy initiatives serving the interest of the entire NGO sector; 2. Organizing a Civic Days National Event; 3. Evaluating CSDF position in the sector and elaborating the strategic and business planning processes for 2010-2015; 4. Enlarge the range of current CSDF services by developing the first e-learning platform addressed to NGOs and adapt the NGO portal www.stiriong.ro to the users’ requests.

Websitewww.fdsc.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_228
OrganizationEuroregional Center for Public Initiatives (ECPI)
Project NameAdvocating for sexual and reproductive rights in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 46,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2010 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is strengthening sexual and reproductive rights as human rights in Romania. The objectives are: Creating a national network able to engage into advocacy on SRR and to react to the existent new types of opposition affecting human rights; Holding Romania accountable in order to raise the level of access to justice for women and other marginalized groups in the field of SRR. 

 

 

Websitehttp://initiativepublice.blogspot.com
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_51
OrganizationOdorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation (“OSCF”)
Project NameLocal Philanthropy Workshop
Amount AwardedUSD 64,900.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - March 31, 2012
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to strengthen and work on sustainability of Romanian civil society by developing and delivering a workshop series focused on communications and local philanthropy development; to lower the barriers to outreach through involvement of the Romanian IT&C community and development of practical best practices repository with a platform for ongoing discussion. Its objectives are to increase working understanding of local philanthropy; to share tools and methodologies live and online; to provide ongoing support to participants; to freely distribute materials; to create connections between IT&C sector and civil society to build common understandings, tools and explore potentials for collaboration; to develop web platform from which to encourage and inspire NGOs interested in local philanthropy development, and on which to continue trainings and discussions, and, to understand, define and share best practices.

 

 

Websitewww.szka.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_36
OrganizationRoma Civic Alliance of Romania Association
Project NameCooperative Strategic Advocacy for Roma Inclusion
Amount AwardedUSD 28,840.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - January 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The project’s goal is to develop strategic advocacy targeting the most relevant strands of public policy for Roma inclusion within the four major areas identified within the Decade of Roma Inclusion (Employment, Housing, Education and Health). The objectives are: to enhance cooperation between member organizations through the adoption and validation of a common strategy, enhancing communication through regular meetings and to enhance participation in cooperative advocacy campaigns; to enhance watchdog capacities of member organizations through advocacy training and involvement in RCA campaigns; to update its communications strategy with a view to informing and mobilizing members of associations and Romani individuals; to develop the RCA’s Civic Action Group that is able to take coordinated action (petitions, letter of concern, demonstration of solidarity, etc) within the campaigns RCA implementing.

 

Websitewww.acrr.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_295
Organization“Pentru Voi” Foundation
Project NameStop discrimination against people with mental disabilities
Amount AwardedUSD 54,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - January 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The project’s goal is to pro-actively contribute to improving the quality of life of adults with mental disabilities in Romania, by raising awareness on their human rights stipulated by the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities, especially in the field of legal capacity and competence and employment.

The objectives of the project are: To provide a thorough assessment at national level of the current situation of people with mental disabilities in Romania, who are under guardianship; To provide a thorough assessment at national level of the current situation of employment of people with mental disabilities in Romania; To advocate, through proper mechanisms, for the reform of the guardianship system in Romania; To raise awareness on art. 12 from the UN Convention on legal capacity; To advocate for the change of the Labor Code, for respecting the right to employment for people with mental disabilities.

 

Websitewww.pentruvoi.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_284
OrganizationASOCIATIA ‘LITTLE PEOPLE’ ROMANIA
Project NameCLUJ COMMUNITY ACTION CENTRE
Amount AwardedUSD 24,160.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

The project’s goal is to provide a place in a public setting, a commercial business centre, where informal and formal groups, NGO’s, small businesses, youth clubs, students groups, common interest groups etc can host meetings, training workshops and/or exhibitions free of charge. The project also aims at providing free public trainings in the domains of volunteering in the health & disability fields, financial management, small grant writing and business development.

 

Websitewww.thelittlepeople.ro
Grant NumberRO/X 2009/250
OrganizationAlternative Sociale Association
Project NameNGOs – Developers of the Community
Amount AwardedUSD 48,975.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - March 30, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is promoting the Iasi NGOs’ contribution to the development of Iasi County and further development of the Alternative Sociale. The objectives are: 1. Research on the Iasi NGOs’ contribution to the development of Iasi County. 2. Awareness raising on the contribution of the Iasi NGOs on the development of the Iasi County at local and national level. 3. Developing the capacity of Alternative Sociale Association to provide training services on essential topics for the NGO sector.

 

 

Websitewww.alternativesociale.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_24
OrganizationE-Civis
Project NameI’m a citizen, it’s in my power
Amount AwardedUSD 49,995.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to form Romanian young people as informed and active citizens in their country, prepared to act as political actors and get involved in the local or central government, by:

1.      Informing Romanian university students about the current activity and means of improving the activity of the constituency offices in Romania.

2.      Informing Romanian young people about the activity of the Romanian Parliament and decreasing the gap between them and their elected officials

3.      Informing Romanian young people about the methods of influencing the political decision on a local and central level.  

 

Websitewww.e-civis.eu
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_161
OrganizationInstitute for Public Policy (IPP)
Project NameTaxpayers do have rights! Effective mechanisms for identifying and curbing abusive taxation for local public services
Amount AwardedUSD 81,200.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - February 28, 2011
Project Description

 

Goal: To stimulate fair, transparent and accountable local taxation policies, by building civil society’s capacities to identify potential abuse and pro-actively engage in promoting/protecting the rights of citizens in what concerns access to quality public services. Objectives: To provide a thorough assessment on local taxation systems in Romanian capital municipalities and local pricing for public utility services, aiming to identify and expose potential cases of abuses of local authorities in what concerns levying/imposing unjustified or abusive taxes;  To increase accountability of local authorities in providing a fair, transparent and participatory taxation policy and  management of local public services by initiating strategic litigation against cases of abusive taxation and/or non-transparent management of local public services; To build local capacities for  participatory decision-making in what concerns local taxation policies, by transferring know-how on effective means for holding local authorities accountable for their decisions; To consolidate IPP’s expertise as a reference organization in the field of monitoring/advocating for fair and transparent financial management and quality public services in Romanian municipalities.

 

 

Websitewww.ipp.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_152
OrganizationColors Association
Project NameColor Your Community!
Amount AwardedUSD 33,925.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - January 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to empower young bloggers and NGO’s workers to use together a creative approach to generate public debate on positive aspects and colors of their communities.

Objectives: 28 young bloggers and NGO’s workers from Brasov and Sibiu cities will assess each other communities for positive aspects; The 28 young bloggers and NGO’s workers together with the project team will create an online photo-blog to present 1001 colors of Brasov and Sibiu communities; The 28 young bloggers and NGO’s workers together with the project team will use the photo-blog to debate among their communities on the missing colors and wishing lists of their peers; The 28 young bloggers and NGO’s workers will increase skills and knowledge regarding web 2.0 and cause promotion, using teamwork and mentoring.

 

 

Websiteplinideidei.wordpress.com
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_149
OrganizationResource Centre for Public Participation - CeRe
Project NameIn Search of Lost Bucharest
Amount AwardedUSD 43,336.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Project Description

 

The goal of the project is to introduce on the authorities’ agenda participatory solutions for enhancing the value of certain endangered patrimony buildings inside mapped protected areas of Bucharest. Objectives: Raising awareness among citizens of Bucharest about the dangers patrimony buildings are facing and their consequences; Participative development of plans meant to enhance the value of at least 10 patrimony objectives; Endorsing the plans to relevant institutions; Promoting the urban exploration contest as participatory methodology for patrimony protection towards other stakeholders.

 

 

Websitewww.ce-re.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2009_141
Organization“Parents for Children Association “ Satu Mare
Project NameBeing united and active for community
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - January 30, 2011
Project Description

 

The project’s goal is to develop the parents associations’ capacity to organize and develop, in partnership with public institutions, public programs concerning children’s education and health, therefore, increasing the level of involvement and responsibility of the citizens regarding to community life. Objectives: to ensure a toolkit with information, methods, practical techniques, useful legal problems for the associations of parents, in 500 copies; to develop the capacity of 30 parents to establish and develop associations of parents; to develop the capacity of 350 parents to plan and actively involve in solving problems related to health and education of children, in cooperation with public institutions.

 

 

Grant NumberRO/2010/03
OrganizationCentrul de Pregatire Profesionala in Cultura
Project NameVolunteering for culture
Amount AwardedUSD 7,415.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2010 - April 30, 2011
Grant NumberRO_2010_02
OrganizationAssociation “Media Monitoring Agency” (MMA)
Project NameBuilding financial and operational sustainability through communication, service delivery and fundraising
Amount AwardedUSD 99,910.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2010 - February 29, 2012
Project Description

Goal: to improve the organizational and financial sustainability of MMA in order to consolidate and expand its presence in the public arena and to ensure the continuation of its activities in a post-donor era, under the new circumstances of the EU-accession. Objectives: 1. Drafting and implementing a communication and PR strategy on national and international levels, on medium and long term; 2. Implementing a coherent fundraising program in order to attract financing from public and private donors, as well as from private individuals that will lead to an increase of revenue with a minimum of 20%; 3. Developing training kits based on each priority areas of expertise of the association: media education, freedom of expression, antidiscrimination and good governance; 4. Participating in international networks on MMA’s areas of interests with the aim of implementing good practices at organizational level and consolidating MMA’s image at national and international levels; 5. Developing MMA capacity of rapid reaction in regard to human rights violations and other public interest issues by enhancing our networking platform and good practices exchange.

Websitewww.activewatch.ro
Grant NumberRO_2010_01
OrganizationRomanian Donors Forum
Project NameMoving philanthropy - general support
Amount AwardedUSD 49,500.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 15, 2010 - December 15, 2010
Project Description

Objectives: 1. Providing minimal financial support for RDF; 2. Implementation of the first year of RDF strategy; 3. Setting a communication system between board and executive director. Activities supported: activities for mission support, activities according with the statute; activities for sustainability.

Websitewww.forumuldonatorilor.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_147
OrganizationCenter for Independent Journalism
Project NameNON-LINEAR JOURNALISM TRAINING TRACK
Amount AwardedUSD 128,530.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2009 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

The project aims at preparing the media to better inform and engage their audience, especially the “digital natives” whose information consumption habits are totally different from those of their parents and the “mobile executives”, who distance themselves from the “traditional “ media platforms. Objectives: • To produce the first needs assessment regarding the non-linear journalism practice in Romania; • To establish a non-linear training track for journalists to meet the most urgent needs of the industry; • To specialize at least 15 persons in non-linear journalism or other on-line editorial positions (forum editor, on-line editor, on-line librarian /researcher, etc); • To better educate the publishers and the editors regarding the value and the role of the “new media”, as well as the opportunities they offer for informing and engaging the public; • To establish the “digital skills” as a distinct set of professional abilities on the Romanian media market.

Websitewww.cji.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_125
OrganizationRomanian Environmental Partnership Foundation - REPF
Project NameStrengthening Green Philanthropy in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 155,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2009 - July 31, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is to strengthen the financial sustainability of the environmental NGOs in Romania. Objectives: • To build fundraising capacities of at least 12-14 environmental NGOs in Romania; • To develop and implement at least 10-14 successful „green fundraising” campaigns; • To enhance the philanthropic behavior of the citizens towards environmental issues.

Websitewww.repf.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_34
Organization“Ioan Jebelean” Theoretical High School
Project Name"Respect the future"
Amount AwardedUSD 6,500.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2009 - February 28, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to promote through debates tolerance and respect for diversity, invest in young “leaders to be” to become civic entrepreneurs in the field of human rights, fight against discrimination and deviant behaviors. Specific objectives: • encourage critical thinking, personal expression and tolerance for the opinion of others; • support students with opportunities to examine critical issues affecting their lives and their communities; • build effective communication skills, enhance self-confidence; • increase the quality of debating and have strong, long term impact; • promote the recognition that free and open discussion is essential to the establishment and preservation of open societies; • gain an argumentative and structured way of thinking, prepare to be a leader.

Websitehttp://sannicolaum.licee.edu.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_26
OrganizationSave the Children Romania
Project NameTogether for a community based on participation and mutual respect and support
Amount AwardedUSD 139,970.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2009 - July 31, 2011
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase the children and adolescents participation at the community life. The objectives are: • to strengthen the pupils councils in schools and to enforce their role; • to train the children in order to become active citizens, to better deal with the community problems and to better work with teachers, local authorities and other members of the community; • to promote the intercultural education, cultural dialogue and tolerance at the school level; • to solve concrete problems at local/school levels through projects implemented by youth; • to highlight the youth potential in front of the teachers and local authorities and improve the relationship between teachers, local authorities and youth.

Websitewww.salvaticopiii.ro
Grant NumberRO_2009_01
OrganizationEnvironmental Partnership Foundation
Project NameNational Program for the Development of Community Foundations in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 500,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2009 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

Ten Year Program Goal: By 2018 there will be a growing and dynamic community foundations movement with 14-16 successful foundations and interest from 3-5 other communities. 2009-2012 Program Goal: The goal of the project is to facilitate the creation and development of new community foundations and to strengthen the existing 2 community foundations. 2009-1012 Objectives • Build knowledge about community foundations, attract the national program supporters. • Promote the community foundations concept and the support program in 12-15 communities. • Identify local interest and leaders in 8-12 communities and support them in learning more about community foundations. • Support the initiative groups to turn into independent community foundations in 4-6 communities. • Strengthen the 2 existing community foundations through a combination of technical and financial support appropriate to their age, resources and needs.

Websitewww.repf.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_71
OrganizationRomanian Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric (ARDOR)
Project NameYou Speak
Amount AwardedUSD 34,670.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2009 - February 28, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase Romanian youth participation in the public environment and its capacity to influence the public agenda by encouraging the use of critical thinking and argument-based dialogue and by increasing youth awareness on topics regarding pressing matters of the society. Specific objects: • Create a functional online platform (www.youspeak.ro) of the project agenda to host a minimum of 75 debates on the 3 selected topics and to reach a minimum of 3000 hits up the last month of the project; • Attract a minimum of 100 participants to compete in the online debating tournament in order to gain critical thinking skills; • Create a suitable debating format for the online competition (and a set of rules for judging debates); • Thoroughly inform the participants through the Information KITS provided by the partner NGOs and the visitors of the site about the 3 debated topics and partner initiatives in the field; • Instruct top 30 competitors to deliver creative, structured speeches on any topic in front of an audience by the end of the You Speak Camp; • Instruct top 30 competitors to have the competences to become ARDOR Junior Trainers by the end of the You Speak Camp; • Have at least 20 of the 30 participants of the camp enrolled in the internships provided by ARDOR and the partner associations during the time span of 6 months.

Websitewww.ardor-deb.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_88
OrganizationResource Center for Public participation – CeRe
Project NameBack to the (grass) roots
Amount AwardedUSD 119,971.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - December 31, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to empower everyday citizens from Bucharest in order to be able to act as groups, standing for their issues and rights and confronting public authorities. Objectives: • To form citizen groups in 6 neighborhoods of Bucharest; • To build capacity of the 6 local groups to take action for their issues and to keep local authorities accountable; • To contribute to the sustainability of the 6 local groups and capacity to act independently.

Websitewww.ce-re.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_28
OrganizationRomanian Academic Society
Project NameCCU part 2- assessing the use of public money in academic research and higher education in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 93,500.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - July 31, 2010
Project Description

The project objectives are: • to create a community based watchdog group that will monitor the funds allocation mechanism of the national research bodies as a grass-root model; • to analyze the mechanism of allocating public money to higher education institutions and make recommendations for the implementation of a less discretionary mechanism; • to develop an accountability channel by means of an Education Ombudsman based in the civil society coalition who would engage the authorities and support claimants.

Websitewww.sar.org.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_170
OrganizationEuroregional Center for Democracy
Project NameBecoming citizens – engagement of young and senior citizens
Amount AwardedUSD 29,800.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2009 - May 31, 2010
Project Description

The present project aims at initiating a new approach of civic engagement by bringing young and senior citizens together, on the path of identifying and implementing tools to educate the public with reference to the roles and rights that citizens have in a functional democracy. Specific objectives: • Minimum 150 school students from 15 schools and members of 15 Citizens Consultative Committees from Timisoara participate and contribute to a survey in partnership to identify the needs, problems and solutions of their neighborhood in order to encourage active civic engagement; • At least 150 students' from the middle and high schools and members of 15 Citizens Consultative Committees from Timisoara will have knowledge and understanding of political actors, processes and institutions; • 15 community projects are developed in common to improve the civic engagement and community mobilization competence of the young and senior citizens.

Websitewww.regionalnet.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_48
OrganizationArtex Cultural Foundation
Project NameVolunteering for culture
Amount AwardedUSD 24,990.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - November 30, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to involve young people in Bucharest in preserving and valuing the immovable and movable cultural heritage of Romania. Specific objectives: • Make 20 000 young people aware of the endangered cultural heritage of Bucharest during May 2009 – November 2010; • Have 500 young people become volunteers in cultural institutions (ex. museums, cultural centers, NGO-s and libraries) for a period of minimum 2 months – maximum 12 months during November 2009 – November 2010; • Increase the number of cultural organizations that take on volunteers for their projects.

Websitewww.artexfoundation.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_47
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation
Project NameRomanian NGO Fair
Amount AwardedUSD 119,995.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - February 28, 2011
Project Description

The project aims at enhancing voluntary, philanthropic and participation behaviour in Romania by bringing the civil society organizations in the attention of the Romanian society and Romanian citizens. Specific objectives: • To set up a model of direct interaction between citizens and non-governmental organizations that will be annually developed in order to become a civil society tradition; • To promote to the public and media the less visible medium and small NGOs but with high contribution and impact in the communities. • To stimulate public debate among NGOs, public institutions, political actors, mass-media and regular citizens by bringing together civil society actors.

Websitewww.fdsc.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_181
OrganizationAssociation for Community Relations
Project NameResources for the future
Amount AwardedUSD 160,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - April 30, 2012
Project Description

The goal of the project is to strengthen the CSOs capacity to mobilize private resources from a broad base of supporters in a systematic manner. Objectives: • Support the selected CSOs to create, adapt and improve their fundraising systems and methods; • Further develop the network of fundraising organizations (APARTE - 15 CSOs involved in community fundraising have agreed upon a cooperation framework and a Code of Ethics for fundraising practice); • Provide support for the development of private resource mobilization practice for Romanian CSOs; • Develop ARC’s capacity to increase expertise in the field of resource mobilization and increase financial sustainability of its programs.

Websitewww.arcromania.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_55
OrganizationCRONO - The Resource Centre for Non-profits from Oltenia
Project NameRural NGOs Network in Oltenia
Amount AwardedUSD 80,650.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to improve the operational capacity of 20 rural CBOs to work in the benefit of their communities in a participatory way. Specific objectives: • Identifying the development needs of the target CBOs in the first 3 months of the project • Providing the basic services for the target CBOs • Raising the governance capacity of the target CBOs’ boards of trustees • Strengthening the network of rural CBOs from Oltenia.

Websitewww.crono.org.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_182
OrganizationACCEPT Association
Project NameRights – Here, There and Everywhere
Amount AwardedUSD 35,200.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - March 31, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to increase the level of knowledge of the Romanian general public regarding each citizen’s rights and roles in the society, no matter their ethnicity, disability, race, sexual orientation, social status, etc. Specific objectives: • organizing a public campaign on human rights and access to those rights, using visual and audio methods of promotion; • organizing public debates on different affects related to the use and access to rights; • organizing public information centers on different categories of rights and access to them; • developing alternative ways of information in order to reach different segments of the society – ups media, exhibitions, blogs, specific informative materials that can be distributed in clubs/bars/coffees, video spots for cinemas and informative corners at the public opera house;

Websitewww.accept-romania.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_152
OrganizationThe Assistance Centre for NGOs - CENTRAS
Project NameA test-drive on designing and implementing local youth policies in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 23,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - March 31, 2010
Project Description

The goal of the project is to validate a model on elaboration and implementation of local youth policies in Romania, according to European standards, by involving The Local-Youth-Councils in Bucharest’s 1st district. Specific objectives: • Creation of a structure for representation and promotion of youth interests in Bucharest’s 1st district. • Development and implementation of a model on creating local youth policies, according to European standards. • Promotion of this model among youth associations and local authorities • Local authorities will formally adopt these policies and good practices.

Websitewww.centras.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_124
OrganizationInstitute for Public Policy (IPP)
Project NameFree access to information of public interest is a right, not a privilege
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

The project aims at contributing, through watchdog and advocacy activities, to a better and a more uniform implementation of transparency and accountability principles in Romania. Specific objectives: • Building local capacity of civil society in using proper advocacy tools for holding public authorities accountable for granting free access to information. • Raising awareness of public authorities on the duty to provide unrestricted, non-discriminatory access to information for all categories of solicitors, regardless the subject matter of the request or the type of institution.

Websitewww.ipp.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2008_105
OrganizationPro Vobis Volunteer Center
Project Name"Make a Difference" Caravan
Amount AwardedUSD 64,800.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - May 31, 2010
Project Description

The proposed project aims to address the limited sense of empowerment and the apathy of citizens by informing them about the opportunities available for simple citizens to contribute on a voluntary bases to solving local problems, by creating the opportunity to actually engage voluntarily in solving one local problem, and by promoting their involvement and results of their voluntary work to raise awareness among the rest of the citizens with regard to their power to make a difference in their community. Specific objectives: • to identify local problems that simple citizens can solve, through volunteer engagement, in given communities where the project will be implemented; • to mobilize local citizens to volunteer for solving the identified problem; • to promote the ways in which simple citizens were able to make a difference in their local community through concentrated volunteer action as a confidence building model; • to draft and widely disseminate the “Make a Difference Code of Conduct for Simple Citizens” as a tool for building confidence in the citizens’ ability and capacity to make a difference in their local community.

Websitewww.provobis.ro, www.voluntariat.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_110
OrganizationRomanian Donors Forum (RDF)
Project NameThe donors community in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 75,668.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2008 - November 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Develop a membership base and enhance communication and mutual learning among members, find areas for possible coordination, promote RDF and its membership.
·         Develop and offer programs and services for corporations and others wishing to engage in organized philanthropy and/or establish foundations or corporate giving programs. Improve the mutual cooperation and partnerships between corporate and other donors.
·         Promote the development of organized philanthropy in Romania through encouraging high standards and good practice within philanthropic organizations.
Websitehttp://www.donorsforum.ro
Grant NumberRO_2008_01
OrganizationAssociation for Community Relations (ARC)
Project Name“Fundraising is ready for the big game!”
Amount AwardedUSD 25,000.00
Grant PeriodNovember 01, 2008 - March 31, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to develop an active and dynamic community of fundraising practitioners that can build models for fundraising practice in Romania, by: • Consolidating the internal organization of APARTE network to respond to current and future needs of its members for development of their practice and involvement in common activities; • Involving APARTE network members in common activities for the improvement of their practice and of the communication of the network (in the framework of the National Fundraising Conference).

Websitewww.arcromania.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_66
OrganizationKomunitas Association
Project NameMOBILE CINEMA - images connecting people
Amount AwardedUSD 9,970.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2008 - April 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Expose young people to ideas and arguments against discrimination, using audio-video media as a method of informal education
·         Promote “do-it-yourself” techniques among young people as a method of empowerment, self-expressing and fighting against stereotypes
·         Involve young people in film producing based on local problematic social realities in order to raise social solidarity and an active attitude against discrimination
·         Facilitate access to media products for young people
Websitehttp://www.komunitas.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_219
OrganizationLocal Development Group (GDL)
Project NameSustaining community involvement in urban planning 
Amount AwardedUSD 59,996.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Increase capacity of selected local NGOs to advice the local governments in the implementation of new norms and procedures for community involvement in urban planning and land development, and to monitor the implementation of these norms.
·         Improve capacity of the selected local communities to involve citizens in the urban and land use planning.
·         Increase accountability of the pilot municipalities in the matter and raise capacity to develop and approve urban plans according to community needs, preferences and suggestions.
Websitehttp://www.gdl.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_190
OrganizationRomanian National Alliance for Rare Diseases (RONARD)
Project NameRare Diseases Solidarity Project
Amount AwardedUSD 35,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to bring together people with different backgrounds and areas of expertise for cooperative efforts to develop the newly established RONARD, by:

·         Training member organizations of the alliance in organizational development;
·         Creating a supportive environment for cooperative work in benefit of patients with rare diseases;
·         Promoting exchange of experience and best practices among members.
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_179
Organization"Ioan Jebelean" Theoretical High School
Project NameVolunteers Club
Amount AwardedUSD 1,700.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Encourage and provide opportunities for students to participate in a volunteers’ club.
·         Increase cooperative efforts between town mayoralty and high school students for the benefit of the community.
·         Maximize community resources and build a caring school community.
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_157
OrganizationCenter Education 2000+
Project NamePromoting civic rights at school level
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Increase the civic participation of young students in identifying and solving the problems of their communities through civic participation activities;
·         Facilitate direct contact between young citizens and representatives of local governments;
·         Develop informal education as an alternative and supplement to formal education of young people from 10 schools.
Websitehttp://www.cedu.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_147
OrganizationUnited Way of Romania Foundation
Project NameExpansion of United Way model of corporate philanthropy and employees' engagement to two other regions of Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 99,575.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2008 - February 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Establish a United Way presence in two other regions of Romania (Timis and Cluj)
·         Involve at least 40 volunteers (mainly corporate) in planning and implementing a first fundraising campaign, and in funds’ allocation.
·         Run a pilot workplace campaign in the two cities in 2009.
·         Financially support local social NGOs, as a result of the fundraising campaign.
·         Prepare the second campaign (2010), doubling the number of involved volunteers and companies, the amount raised and no. of benefiting NGOs.
Websitehttp://www.unitedway.ro
Grant NumberRO/X 2007/33
OrganizationTERRA Mileniul III Foundation
Project NameThink green policies
Amount AwardedUSD 109,940.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - November 30, 2009
Grant NumberRO_IX 2007_33(50)
OrganizationTerra Mileniul III
Project NameThink Green Policies
Amount AwardedUSD 109,940.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2008 - November 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Raise politicians’ awarenesson the need to include environmental protection on their agenda;
·         Improve consultation between environmental NGOs and politicians (MPs and political parties’ representatives) in the policy-making process;
·         Raise public awareness on the environmental components of the 2008 electoral agendas of main political parties in Romania;
·         Develop the capacity of environmental NGOs to carry out advocacy activities on environmental policy making.
Websitehttp://terraiii.ngo.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_86
OrganizationCentre for Legal Resources (CRJ)
Project NameDeveloping watchdog capacities of local NGOs
Amount AwardedUSD 148,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

The project’s goal is to develop the local NGOs’, local journalists’ and citizens’ monitoring and complaining capacities on seven key issues: public procurement, conflicts of interests, incompatibilities, transparency of decision-making process, and access to information, whistleblower protection, and the relationship with the National Integrity Agency (ANI). The means to develop these capacities will be trainings, legal assistance, and complaining and litigation resources.

Websitehttp://www.crj.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_79
OrganizationFreedom House Romania
Project NameThe Initiative for a Clean Justice (ICJ)
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Assess the judiciary activity efficiency regarding organized crime and corruption
·         Assess the progress of the anticorruption and judiciary reform policies
·         Support the magistrates in view of their free associating and creating a proactive attitude among them
·         Contribute to the observance of the highest standards of integrity with respect to top leading magistrates
·         Improve the journalists’ specialization on judiciary issues
Websitehttp://www.freedomhouse.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_189
OrganizationOpportunity Associates Romania (OAR)
Project NamePractice Good Practice
Amount AwardedUSD 125,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - April 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Increase the number of NGO members of the existing Coalition for Good Practices from 40 to 200 in 2 years
·         Educate the Romanian NGO sector, business community, authorities, media and donors on the importance and benefits of adopting best practices in the non profit sector
·         Provide technical assistance to current and prospective members of the coalition
·         Transfer “know how” on developing best practices from/to other countries in the region
Websitehttp://www.oar.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_142
OrganizationEuroregional Center for Democracy
Project NameEnsuring Financial Sustainability for NGOs from Local Budgets
Amount AwardedUSD 35,030.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - April 01, 2009
Project Description

The goal of this project is to ensure an improved mechanism for public funding of NGOs from local budgets in the counties Timis, Arad and Caras –Severin, by:

·         Evaluating the current implementation of the laws granting non-reimbursable contracts from public funds to NGOs (Law 350/2005) and to youth projects (Law 350/2006).
·         Ensuring that legal rules and procedures regarding the availability of public funding are adequately publicized, and that the application and selection processes are fair and transparent.
Websitehttp://www.regionalnet.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_139
OrganizationFoundation PACT - Partnership for Community Action and Transformation
Project NameLearning, Participation, Trust - Developing Community-Based Organizations in the South of Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 120,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - October 01, 2009
Project Description

The goal of this project is to empower citizens belonging to disadvantaged communities in the Southern part of Romania to act towards building participatory civil society structures and work for the development of their communities and regions, by:

·         Strengthening the capacity of 5 NGOs active in the region to facilitate citizens’ empowerment in 4 neighboring communities
·         Building capacity of 20 new community groups to work in a participatory manner with community members, to communicate amongst themselves and with various social and political actors.
Websitehttp://www.fundatiapact.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_130
OrganizationCentre for Independent Journalism (CJI)
Project NameMedia Self-regulation at work
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - October 31, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to: • Endow the media community with the right tools for increasing the quality of journalism, the media freedom and independence, their transparency and accountability, by developing common self-regulation policies and implementation mechanisms. • Increase the unity and the coherence of the media professionals, in order to consolidate the public trust in the “journalistic profession”.

Websitewww.cji.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_01
OrganizationRomani CRISS – Roma Center for Social Intervention and Studies
Project NameYouth against discrimination
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description

The goal of the project is to civically engage and mobilize high-school students in public debate and policy changes towards controversial issues such as acceptance of Roma people, HIV/AIDS infected people, sexual minorities, by involving 1500 high school students and teachers to research and debate the topics of the project.

Websitehttp://www.romanicriss.org
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_99
OrganizationInstitute for Public Policy (IPP)
Project NameThey (should) work for you - Learn how to evaluate your local councilors
Amount AwardedUSD 59,670.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - December 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims at creating a set of efficient monitoring tools for measuring local elected officials' mandate performance in – between elections, during electoral periods and six months after elections - with the direct scope of empowering civil society to accurately scrutinize the local governance act and hold elected representatives accountable for their work.

Websitehttp://www.ipp.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_93
OrganizationThe Advocacy Academy Association (AAA)
Project NameCONSENSUS – Strengthening the development of public policies through stakeholders input, an effective and responsible exercise of democratic powers
Amount AwardedUSD 90,244.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to raise the accountability of Ministerial Public Policy Units and increasing the ability and knowledge of civil society to participate effectively and valuably in the process of elaborating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the public policy process, by:

·         Creating a unitary tool for PP monitoring and evaluation and a unitary methodology as a basic standard for all stakeholders;
·         Testing and applying the new tools developed on the Government 3 budgetary priorities.
Websitehttp://www.advocacy.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_71
OrganizationCommunity Support Foundation (FSC)
Project NameSenior citizens in action for a better future
Amount AwardedUSD 50,793.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to raise awareness at the level of all community stakeholders on the quality of life, the needs and the perspectives of the old population in Bacau County, by:

·         Setting up and training a group of 50 active senior citizens to become a catalyst for change
·         Promoting the image, the needs and the achievements of the older person through a regional seminar and editing, printing and distributing the “Newspaper of the seniors”
·         Initiating communication between the target group and the Ministries in Bucharest
Websitehttp://www.fsc.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_61
Organization
Project NameWe, the citizens
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Establish a consultative structure of informal leaders of citizens from Ploiesti;
·         Raise awareness among 2,000 citizens from Ploiesti about their involvement in decision making processes regarding the community;
·         Raise the level of citizens’ involvement in decision-making processes in order to raise the efficiency of local public services.
Websitehttp://www.fosph.go.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_49
OrganizationAssociation for Community Development Nehoiu (ACDN)
Project NameCross-sectoral cooperation for extension of citizens’ participation model in rural areas, in Buzau County
Amount AwardedUSD 26,600.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Extend, validate and advocate for adoption, in 5 communes in Buzau County, of the citizens’ participation model elaborated in Nehoiu in the previous project funded by CEE Trust.
·         Initiate knowledge sharing and experience exchange between villages in Buzau County.
·         Consolidate the participative attitude of citizens in Nehoiu area as a nucleus for development of rural civil society in Buzau County.
·         Develop a “tutorial model” for rural capacity building.
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_168
OrganizationRoma ACCESS Association
Project NameYour Vote Is Important – Don’t Waste It!
Amount AwardedUSD 44,400.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Educate Roma communities about the importance of expressing an informed, personal and correct vote
·         Raise awareness among Roma communities about the delegation of power and the accountability of their elected representatives
·         Combat illegal practices of political parties in trying to “buy” the Roma community’s vote
Websitehttp://www.stop-segregation.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_128
OrganizationAlternative Sociale Association (AAS)
Project NameGreater Effectiveness for the Work of the Magistrates' NGOs
Amount AwardedUSD 85,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Develop the abilities of 20 Romanian magistrates’ associations to develop effective advocacy, public relations and creative sustainability mechanisms.
·         Coach small scale initiatives of 10 magistrates’ NGOs to in order to strengthen the above mentioned abilities and to raise the capacity of the magistrates’ NGOs to attract new members.
·         Create, print and disseminate a resource manual on advocacy, raising social awareness and creative sustainability mechanisms for NGOs
Websitehttp://www.alternativesociale.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_124
OrganizationIntegratio Foundation
Project NameBetter school life - prepared citizens. Leadership, organizational and animator training for student councils and their active members
Amount AwardedUSD 14,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - December 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Improve the organizational structure of the student councils, in order to increase their efficiency and their presence in the school’s life.
·         Form and develop leadership-skills, interpersonal and pro-social attitudes among the members of the student councils.
·         Strengthen the social awareness of high school students by the inclusion of school leaders, youth animators and by financing their projects.
Websitehttp://www.integratio.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_12
OrganizationSave the Children Romania
Project Name
Youth Civic Participation
Amount AwardedUSD 68,900.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·       Create and train a national training network of 60 active young people, who will disseminate the information on civic participation among their peers in 15 counties.
·       Inform 25.000 young people on their participation rights and ways to assume civic responsibility.
·       Empower 300 teachers to act as promoters of civic active citizenship.
·       Improve the relationship between the beneficiaries and decision-makers
Websitehttp://www.salvaticopiii.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_104
OrganizationCeRe - Resource Center for Public Participation
Project NameA Prize to Participation
Amount AwardedUSD 44,920.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - February 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Create and promote on-line instruments for NGOs and public institutions to include their public participation stories in an on-line data base.
·         Promote the public participation concept, identify and document at least 30 successful stories of public participation processes conducted by NGOs, public institutions or even citizens’ groups.
·         Promote and award the best 10 public participation success stories within a public event
·         Promote the successful stories to the relevant public (practitioners, public officials, public servants, NGO activists, academic environment, etc).
Websitehttp://www.ce-re.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_101
OrganizationRomanian Academic Society (SAR)
Project NameCoalition for Clean Universities (CCU) – enforcing a set of principles to strengthen the integrity and quality in the Romanian university education system
Amount AwardedUSD 95,500.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - May 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Promote good practices and standards such as Administrative Probity, Academic Probity, Democratic Governance, Academic Governance, and Sound Finances by monitoring and assessing these elements;
·         Enhance the level of integrity in the Romanian tertiary education by exposing those universities in which imposture, nepotism, plagiarism, and corruption are reported as regularly practices;
·        Create a breakthrough model from which various stakeholders can amplify their demands concerning the integrity and quality standards within Romanian higher education system
Websitehttp://www.sar.org.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_45
OrganizationTransylvanian Carpathia Society – Satu Mare (TCS)
Project NameStrengthening the civil society - saving the nature
Amount AwardedUSD 61,560.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2008 - October 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Build capacity of environmental NGOs who are administrators of protected areas to improve their ability to ensure a participative management of their administrated territories.
·         Establish a coalition trough a participative planning process formed by at least 30 NGOs who are administrators of protected areas.
Websitehttp://www.eke.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_21
OrganizationPublic Policy Centre
Project NameTransparent County Councils!?
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2008 - January 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Assess and improve the current state of affairs regarding performance reporting practices of Romanian county level political decision makers.
·         Enhance policy-learning among local decision makers in performance reporting and the publishing of assessment results.
·         Showcase best practice in performance reporting and directly target political decision makers with assessment results and recommendations on how to improve their performance reports.
·         Raise public awareness on performance reporting practices of political decision makers.
Websitehttp://www.cenpo.ro
Grant NumberRO_2007_04
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation (CSDF)
Project NameRomanian NGO directory
Amount AwardedUSD 307,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2007 - May 31, 2010
Project Description

Goal: to raise the profile and promoting the values of the NGO sector as important actors in the economic, social and cultural Romanian environment and has the following objectives: 1. Create a NGO data base that will provide accurate and up-to-date structured information on the Romanian NGO sector; 2. Promote the NGO sector as key player in the Romanian socio-economic life; 3. Identify changes and trends in the NGO sector. Activities: 1. Elaborating the research final methodology; 2. Creating the online directory; 3. Gathering the data; 4. Conducting awareness campaign for online directory; 5. Assessing the state of the NGO sector; 6. Carrying out sectorial analysis; 7. Organizing National Conference that will focus on debating the results of the research reports and drafting a resolution regarding strategies for the further development and consolidation of the NGO sector.

Websitewww.fdsc.ro
Grant NumberRO_2007_03
OrganizationMedia Monitoring Agency Association (MMA)
Project NameEuropean Parliamentary Elections - Euro Barometer of Electoral Discourse
Amount AwardedUSD 16,790.00
Grant PeriodOctober 10, 2007 - February 10, 2008
Project Description

Objectives: 1. to evaluate political discourse during electoral campaign for EP elections; 2. to offer periodical feedback during the campaign to politicians and journalists in what concerns the quality of electoral discourse; 3. to help protect the public’s right to correct information by reacting promptly to any side-slips in the journalistic discourse. Activities: 1. Media monitoring of political discourse in TV talk-shows and national print media; 2. Periodical public information on findings related to quality of electoral discourse during campaign (2 at least); 3. Elaboration of final media analysis report; 4. Public launch of final report; 5. Organization of public debate to discuss nature of public discourse on European issues, potential difficulties encountered by the journalists in covering the campaign and elections and eventual journalistic side-slips; 6. Elaboration of recommendation report.

Websitewww.activewatch.ro
Grant NumberRO_2007_01
OrganizationAsociatia Pro Democratia - APD
Project NameFirst Step in Europe
Amount AwardedUSD 28,750.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2007 - February 01, 2008
Project Description

The goal of this project is to ensure the fairness of the lections for the European Parliament (EP) in Romania, scheduled for November 25th, 2007. Its objectives are:

  • insuring the monitoring of the voting day for the European Parliament elections in 1,000 voting sites located in both rural and urban areas;
  • insuring the monitoring of the public institutions having responsibilities in enforcing the law; informing public opinion and international organizations acting in the anti-corruption struggle about how those institutions take their responsibilities and enforce the law in the area their responsibilities cover;
  • insuring the monitoring of the election campaign for the EP in terms of the financial resources the political parties and candidates use in those campaigns and informing public opinion about the amounts of money spent by the main political parties at the national level as well as about the way the law will have been respected;
  • informing the public opinion and foreign institutions about the correctness of the electoral process for the elections for the European Parliament in terms of both the electoral campaign and voting day.
Websitehttp://www.apd.ro
Grant NumberRO_X 2007_146
OrganizationAsociatia Pro Democratia (Pro Democracy Association)
Project NameEducation for Democracy
Amount AwardedUSD 99,980.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2007 - February 01, 2010
Project Description

The project aims to:

·         Elaborate an educational kit for an optional course “Education for Democracy” addressed to 9th grade high school students.
·         Train teachers according to a course methodology to teach the course in 21 high schools in Romania.
·         Measure the impact of the course and modify it in accordance with the findings.
·         Advocate to the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth and the School Inspectorates to introduce an optional course “Education for democracy” in all the high schools in Romania.
Websitehttp://www.apd.ro
Grant NumberRO_2007_02
OrganizationPrincess Margarita of Romania Foundation
Project NameSustainable NGOs in the community's life
Amount AwardedUSD 300,000.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2007 - June 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:

  • Build the capacity of local NGOs or community based organizations to identify community needs and to design and implement sustainable interventions in partnership with all relevant local actors;
  • Ensure access of the local NGOs and community based organizations to training, technical and financial assistance, for strengthening their capacity to become self sustainable within the community;
  • Share experience and examples of best practices/success stories based on partnership, and giving priority to innovation and entrepreneurship,
  • Promote policy recommendation for creating an enabling environment for civil society development and participation to the community development at local and national level.
Websitehttp://www.fpmr.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_166
OrganizationAsociatia Pro Democratia - APD
Project NameDemocracy at the Countryside
Amount AwardedUSD 109,985.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2007 - October 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- develop and disseminate a research on civic participation instruments taking into account public budgetary system, with a focus on subsidiarity;
- develop "citizens' initiative groups" within 20 pilot communities;
- assist each group in identifying and approaching at least one local issue that can be solved through citizens participation in partnership with local authorities;
- create a spill over effect for disseminating the methodology and experience gained throughout the project.

Websitehttp://www.apd.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_92
OrganizationThe Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Romania - the Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH)
Project NameBridging gaps between social services NGOs and the protection and promotion of civil and political rights
Amount AwardedUSD 89,980.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:
- develop instruments for raising awareness of social services NGOs on the needs of their beneficiaries from a civil rights perspective;
- develop instruments for integrating civil rights into the work of social services NGOs;
- increase the knowledge of 15 active social services NGOs on civil rights;
- create a pool of civil rights experts/lawyers that the social services NGOs can easily access.

Websitehttp://www.apador.org/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_95
OrganizationAsezamantul Cultural Academia Catavencu - Media Monitoring Agency Dept. 
Project NameThe Transparency of European Funds in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 54,990.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - May 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- Make the EU funding process more transparent;
- Make the management institution responsible for the funding process more accountable;
- Raise the level of citizens' involvement in the EU funding process.

Websitehttp://www.mma.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_79
Organization"Sporting Club" Association of People with Disabilities Galati
Project NameWe invest in our  future
Amount AwardedUSD 12,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - November 01, 2007
Project Description

The project aims to realize a partnership at the public-private level in Galati in view of a diversity policy, a non-discrimination and equality strategy for disabled people on the local labor market both at public administration and private level.

Websitehttp://www.sporting-club.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_76
OrganizationCitizen Advice Bureau Cluj Napoca
Project NameBACK TO THE GRASSROOTS. Empowering citizens for action
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:
- increase citizen's awareness of their rights and responsibilities;
- increase citizen's awareness of the legal tools they have available for influencing decision-makers and the behavior of local institutions;
- provide the necessary tools for influencing local decisions and the actions of local institutions.

Websitehttp://www.bcccluj.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_75
OrganizationWilliam Tyrrell Foundation - International Volunteer and Resource Centre Slatina
Project NameNGOs` Intervention in Schools
Amount AwardedUSD 22,800.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to:
- encourage young generation to respond positively to the local community needs;
- train and involve schools educators and teachers to promote early civic spirit and involvement;
- create Community Clubs in schools in Olt county.

Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_74
OrganizationAssociation for Community Development Nehoiu
Project NameStrengthening the involvement of rural communities in decision - making process in Nehoiu area
Amount AwardedUSD 28,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- create opportunities for dialog and consultations between the representatives of the Municipality, local professionals and citizens, on priorities, specific problems and possible solutions;
- involve the local institutional resources, like the Citizens' Advise Bureau (CAB), Cultural House, the Rural Cultural Centers (RCC), the Resource Center for Community Development and Parent Education, schools,  libraries in 13 villages in building an inter-sectoral capacity for education, counseling, communication and experience exchange;
- start building the interest and motivation of the rural communities' members for making their voice heard and becoming involved in the decision - making process.

Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_69
OrganizationATU - Association for Urban Transition
Project NameTogether for A Better City - ABC of urban policy
Amount AwardedUSD 24,955.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - April 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- acquire a better understanding and a shared vision of the local urban governance and of the fact that housing, public space, green areas, infrastructure, communication networks, industry and services are closely linked to socio-economic aspects of the city (Integrated Urban Development).
- improve the communication between urban stakeholders so that the decision making process become a transparent and accountable one (Community Empowerment).

Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_35
OrganizationRomanian Academic Society (SAR)
Project NameCoalition for a Clean Parliament - Euro-elections 2007
Amount AwardedUSD 40,300.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - February 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- increase the level of personal accountability among top politicians against their constituencies by informing the public on the possible negative aspects of a candidates' background;
- help entrenching in the public mind a set of clear minimal standards of political integrity;
- prevent the access to the European Parliament of Romanian of candidates who do not fit a set of minimal criteria of political integrity;

Websitehttp://www.sar.org.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_211
OrganizationAlternative Sociale Association
Project NameHome Alone Children - A problem that concerns us all!
Amount AwardedUSD 74,710.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- raise awareness and the information level of the general public on the issues (social, psychological and legal problems) of "home alone" children;
- encourage a proactive attitude from the general public on the issues (social, psychological and legal problems) of "home alone" children for the reporting of cases to the concerned institutions;
- create a methodology for the psychological, social and legal assistance of the home alone children;
- optimization of the legislation (de Lege Ferenda) in the area for the protection of "home alone" children.

Websitehttp://www.alternativesociale.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_210
OrganizationRomanian National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (NACAB)
Project NameCitizens' right to know
Amount AwardedUSD 69,650.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- increase the support of the local and national public authorities to NGOs providing independent, free of charge advice and information services for citizens;
- determine at least 5 public authorities (at local and county level) in Romania to insert specific budgetary lines for activities addressing citizens' information needs.

Websitehttp://www.robcc.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_194
OrganizationCONCEPT Foundation
Project NameDON'T ASK FOR BRIBE
Amount AwardedUSD 38,500.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - February 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- inform and raise the awareness of young adults, especially those that (will) activate in fields frequently associated with small corruption;
- involve the professional associations from justice, public administration fields in promoting the legal stipulations and the deontological codes, and in promoting their self-regulation role, in order to increase their responsibility;
- strengthen TIR image as an organization with expertise in providing applicable models for reducing the small corruption phenomenon and to strengthen the role of the professional associations as promoters of an ethic and responsible attitude towards beneficiaries.

Websitehttp://www.concept.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_170
OrganizationTransparency International Romania
Project NameImproving Local Governance and Service Delivery
Amount AwardedUSD 40,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - December 01, 2007
Project Description

The project aims to:
- enable citizens to debate the delivery of public services;
- provide a tool to measure satisfaction with the performance of local service providers;
- make public service providers and local government more accessible and accountable to citizens' requests;
- increase awareness about weak aspects of service delivery and to offer remedial actions.

Websitehttp://www.transparency.org.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_155
OrganizationPro Democracy Association, Sibiu
Project NameSay NO to the Corruption
Amount AwardedUSD 19,085.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - May 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- inform citizens about the negative effects of the corruption and what is the punishment for doing that;
- make the citizens more  conscious that the corruption affects their life;
- inform citizens about the role and structures of General Direction Anticorruption and which the options are to solve their problems.
Informative campaigns will be conducted in 17 High Schools from cities Sibiu, Cisnadie, Medias, Avrig and Agnita.

Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_154
OrganizationInstitute for Public Policy
Project NameTrue accountability in National & European Parliament(s): Civil Society Accesses the MPs' nominal votes on laws
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - April 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- support  the development of accountable MPs in the national and European Parliaments through systematic monitoring of the concrete activity in these bodies and through exposing this activity to the citizens of Romania;"
- strengthen civil society capacity of monitoring and tracking MPs activity, by stimulating the creation of a civic platform in the region.

Websitehttp://www.ipp.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_149
OrganizationAssociation for Community Relations
Project NameKnowledge for resource mobilization - Trends of Philanthropic Behavior of Business sector and individuals in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 30,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The projects aims to:
- develop a study that will describe the a) Size & scope, b) motivations, c) mechanisms of philanthropic behavior at the level of individuals and business sector level;
- widely disseminate the results of the proposed studies to Civil Society Organizations through printed materials and information seminars and secondary to the business sector, media and policy makers;
- develop a series of materials based on the studies that include the main conclusions and data and use this materials as advocacy tools for improving the overall image of the NGO sector in relationship with potential donors (business and individuals) and for improving legislation, especially with regard to fiscal incentives for donations from the individuals.

Websitehttp://www.arcromania.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_14
OrganizationCENTRAS - The Assistance Center for NGOs
Project NameCSO e-AGORA
Amount AwardedUSD 47,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- facilitate access for 1000 CSOs to a complex electronic communication instrument tailored to serve CSO interests by hosting their advocacy campaigns, questionnaires, and offer resources exchange services and discussion forums;
- improve abilities to use electronic communication for 300 CSOs.

Websitehttp://www.centras.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_134
OrganizationEuroregional Center for Democracy
Project NameGood Governance in Public Universities
Amount AwardedUSD 32,960.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- identify and analyze the key issues, challenges and appropriate responses regarding the present situation concerning the existing  accountability mechanism of the governing bodies in the 4 state funded, public  universities from Timisoara;
- establish 4 Task Groups on University Accountability;
- develop a coalition on the 4 Public Universities level in order to enhance accountability of the governing bodies;
- develop, implement and monitor the accountability framework of the governing bodies in the 4 public Universities.

Websitehttp://www.regionalnet.org/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_125
OrganizationOpen Society Foundation
Project NameIntegrated strategies for natural resource exploitation
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - June 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims at:
-creating a virtual  information center for monitoring the exploitation of natural resources in Romania;
- developing local civil society representatives' capacity to actively participate in the development of regional strategies for the exploitation of natural resources;
- raising awareness among local and central authorities in resource rich areas about the necessity to design local sustainable development strategies for the exploitation of natural resources;
- advocating for transparency and accountability of central authorities' management of natural resources.

Websitehttp://www.osf.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_123
OrganizationRomanian Prader Willi Association - APWR
Project NameRomanian National Alliance for Rare Diseases - RONARD
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- develop a national network of key representatives from patient organizations, communities, and public institutions - the Romanian National Alliance for Rare Diseases;
- establish a common strategy for tackling the issues related  to rare diseases;  
- organize an Information Campaign on rare diseases, as part of the National Conference for Rare Diseases;
- create a national training program targeting all stakeholders involved in rare diseases.

Websitehttp://www.apwromania.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_115
OrganizationResource Center for Public Participation - CeRe
Project NameEffective Public Participation to Policy Making in Local Communities
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - June 01, 2008
Project Description

The project objectives are:
- 25 NGOs have knowledge of assessing quality of public participation processes;
- 25 NGOs successfully monitor and assess public consultation processes in their communities;
- 20 NGOs and 20 local administrators increase knowledge of effective public participation;
- 10 NGOs and 10 local administrations increase efficiency of public participation in their communities;
- Success stories and lessons learned are promoted.

Websitehttp://www.ce-re.ro/
Grant NumberRO_IX 2006_101
OrganizationPro Vobis Volunteer Center
Project NameVolunteerism Beyond the Concept - A Way of Life
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2007 - July 01, 2008
Project Description

The project aims to:
- promote volunteerism as a form of individual responsibility and contribution to the overall societal well-being;
- promote a correct and adequate image of volunteerism among the public authorities;
- help voluntary involving organizations diversify their offers for volunteer positions to ensure an as diverse as possible range of volunteer positions;
- raise awareness of the value of volunteerism for the various stakeholders of the volunteerism movement in Romania.

Websitehttp://www.provobis.ro/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_37
OrganizationACCEPT
Project NameCoalition for Educated parliament
Amount AwardedUSD 58,470.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2006 - December 01, 2007
Project Description

The overall objective of the project is to support advocacy work in relation with the Parliament and the National Council for Combating Discrimination (NCCD) for better legislation and practices in the benefit of the victims of discrimination.
One of the main goals of the project is to strengthen the visibility of vulnerable and marginalized groups and NGOs that promote and defend the rights of groups exposed to discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation, HIV positive status, gender, gender expression and identity.

Websitehttp://www.accept-romania.ro/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_104
OrganizationEnvironmental Partnership Foundation
Project NameSpeak up and get involved
Amount AwardedUSD 225,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2006 - September 01, 2009
Project Description

To enhance, strengthen, and support the advocacy and watchdog activities of Romanian environmental NGOs, in order to increase their contribution to policy shaping, law enforcement, and monitoring the implementation of European and national legislation.
The organization will create a flexible grant making scheme for the 2007-2009 period to strengthen the environmental advocacy network. The project also aims to improve the public funding mechanism, to initiate environmental policy analysis, to raise public awareness and take action against illegal and unsustainable  initiatives.

Websitehttp://www.epce.ro/
Grant NumberCBI/2006/03
OrganizationSAR
Project NameCurbing political corruption - anti-corruption as revolution
Amount AwardedUSD 10,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2006 - October 31, 2006
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_93
OrganizationSCOP Society for Children and Parents
Project NameToday's children are tomorrow's parents
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2006 - April 01, 2007
Project Description

To encourage community members to react to inappropriate stereotypes, attitudes and behaviors, regarding child violence in Romanian families. To involve and train schools in promoting children rights in Timis County and to let them act as an intermediary voice between children in need and social services.

Websitehttp://www.scop.org.ro/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_86(43)
OrganizationOpen Society Foundation Romania
Project NameFrom local solution to public policies
Amount AwardedUSD 115,880.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - October 01, 2007
Project Description

To connect public decision and policy-makers to grass-root process of elaborating patterns for community development within different areas where compact groups of Roma ethnics live and where Roma NGOs are involved in improving their lives.
The specific objectives of the project are, community facilitating to elaborate long-term strategic plans for the integration of "Roma priorities" (identified by national agenda), strengthening capacity of local Roma NGOs (including a grantmaking element), analysis of public policies, elaborating proposals with experts and advocating at central institutions.

Websitehttp://www.osf.ro/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_47
OrganizationRoma Centre for Social Interventions and Studies  - Romani CRISS
Project NameSteps towards tolerance
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - August 01, 2007
Project Description

To change the Romanian public opinion towards Roma, to sensitise the population about discrimination, to combat stereotypes and bias against Roma in mass media by launching a communication campaign, organizing public debates and press conferences on national level.

Websitehttp://www.romanicriss.org/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_44
OrganizationAssociation of Community Relations
Project NamePublic Support for Public Good
Amount AwardedUSD 150,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - July 01, 2008
Project Description

To create an effective national framework for common action, increased outreach and transparent mobilization of resources from public and businesses for selected civil society organizations addressing the needs of vulnerable and marginalized groups - working together  to strengthen their position in relationship with society and develop their capacity to attract in-country resources for their mission.

Websitehttp://www.arcromania.ro/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_34
OrganizationCenter for Rural Assistance
Project NameOptimizing the Dialog Between the NGOs and the Public Authorities from the Rural Areas from Western Region or Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 27,560.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - November 01, 2007
Project Description

To develop the capacity of NGOs to influence the decisisons of local public administration. To raise awareness of Local Development Agents and to involve them in community development process. To promote the participatory governance principle in order to improve the governance at local level with NGO members in Timis, Arad, Hunedoara and Caras Severin counties.

Websitehttp://www.rural-center.org/
Grant NumberRO_III 2006_111
OrganizationPartnership for Community Action and Transformation
Project NameEmpowering through participation
Amount AwardedUSD 110,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

To empower marginalised and disadvantaged groups through capacity building of community-based organisations and promote a participatory and inclusive approach to the development of sustainable civil society organisations across Romania.

Grant NumberRO_III 2006_100
OrganizationCivil Society Development Foundation (CSDF)
Project NameStrengthening NGOs' financial sustainability
Amount AwardedUSD 120,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - July 01, 2008
Project Description

To create a more enabling environment for NGOs in order to strengthen their financial sustainability, as well as to advocate with a coalition for improved mechanisms for NGOs, conducting research on current state funding, organizing debates to improve funding policies on national level, drafting a policy report, providing trainings for NGOs on monitoring, financial management, and diversification of resources, and finally to develop NGOs' capacity  to access structural funds.

Websitehttp://www.fdsc.ro/
Grant NumberRO/01/04
OrganizationAssociation for Community Relations - modification no. 1
Project NameResearch on launching the Trust in Romania
Amount AwardedUSD 14,244.00
Grant PeriodMay 13, 2004 - December 31, 2004
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