Restricted call of proposals - IPA INFO 2012 Civil Society EU Info – Croatia EuropeAid/133480/L/ACT/HR Closed!

Objectives

The global objectives of this Call for Proposals are:

  • increasing general understanding of the EU, its policies and programmes;
  • increasing knowledge on the opportunities and benefits for the citizens before and after the EU accession;
  • supporting Croatian institutions and the EU Delegation in its communication efforts on EU issues.

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:

  • to enhance public debate in Croatia on consequences of EU membership, leading to a deeper understanding and acceptance of EU values and standards (with emphasis on general public);
  • to enhance dialogue on specific areas of the EU policies, such as for example agriculture and rural development, fisheries, environment, health protection, food safety, social policy, consumers' rights, rule of law etc.;
  • to promote concrete results of EU assistance, designed to support Croatia in its efforts and progress towards EU membership;
  • to inform the public about EU-funded projects or initiatives and their concrete benefits in particular regions, in a manner clear to the general or if needed specific audience (with specific target groups);
  • to inform and educate potential beneficiaries about EU Structural and Cohesion funds, as well as other opportunities for EU funding of projects, various EU programmes for civil society and also for individuals citizens or relevant institutions etc. (including education on project preparation and project cycle management);
  • to create interest and dissipate prejudices about the EU among general public and particularly among youth and motivate them to participate in programmes designed specifically for them, also to generate debate in this specific group with a view of better understanding of what EU membership means;
  • to demonstrate good examples of progress and achievements from EU Member States, due to EU membership in particular and relevant areas (also through concrete EU funded projects);
  • to produce various media items, especially audio-visual, which would be targeted to inform various segments of population on EU issues;
  • to create lasting partnerships between civil society organisations and media outlets in order to achieve the above mentioned goals as well as to promote the work and activities of CSOs in general.

Actions

Specific sectors or themes to which the actions must relate are:

  • Raising awareness on European integration and the enlargement process;
  • Raising awareness and contributing to public discussion on overall as well as specific EU membership benefits for the general public but also various target groups (youth, local and regional media, local and regional authorities, farmers, business community,…);
  • Contributing to public discussion on EU pre-accession and post-accession financial instruments and their benefits for the country; sharing experiences of EU Member States in this respect;
  • Informing and educating potential beneficiaries of EU funds on preparing project proposals and project management (also financial) with the aim to increase their interest to apply as well as their success to get the funding;
  • Informing NGOs and other sectors on possibilities of EU policy making participation (e.g. European citizen initiative or the activities related to the European Year of Citizens);
  • Creating interest about EU programmes and motivating people, particularly youth, to participate in them;
  • Contributing to closer European integration and mutual cultural understanding and increasing the visibility of the European Union in Croatia;
  • Informing local audiences about the process of EU accession and reforms to be undertaken related to that process;
  • Areas of the EU policy such as protection of consumers and health protection, food safety, social policy, fisheries, agriculture and rural development, environment, rule of law etc.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,40 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 November 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133480/L/ACT/HR (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enlargement

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