Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/181189/DD/ACT/MD
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 28.05.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 950.000€
Total available budget: 4.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to empower civil society organisations (CSOs) to act as key contributors to the democratic and economic transformation of the country. This action aims to strengthen inclusive, resilient and democratic society by capacitating CSOs to participate meaningfully in socio-economic development of the country, implementation of reforms, accountability of institutions, ensuring fair and equal opportunities for all.

The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are:

  • Lot 1: To strengthen the engagement of Civil Society Organisations in improving access to labour market for unemployed vulnerable men and women with care responsibilities (parents/legal guardians) through provision of inclusive active employment programmes and enhanced access to childcare services in local communities;
  • Lot 2: To strengthen the engagement of Civil Society Organisations in providing inclusive and equal development opportunities through afterschool activities and social care for children in local communities.

The priorities of this call for proposals are to increase the role of civil society organisations including grassroots organisations; to provide support to the National Employment Agency to improve the offer of vocational and educational training and employment opportunities for vulnerable families in local communities; creation and development of (public or social) nurseries and educational centres for children in local communities in order to support employment of men and women with care responsibilities; support the implementation of the social protection and labour market reforms launched by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection with a focus on genuine social and economic integration of marginalised persons including people with disabilities, Roma etc.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the Republic of Moldova, including in the Transnistrian region.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €4,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €950,000 and maximum €3,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 28 May 2024.

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