The newly established fund Civitates is proud to announce its first call focused on encouraging civil society organisations from EU member states and EFTA countries to come together and create national coalitions to address issues related to the shrinking space for civil society in their country.


Civitates aims to strengthen civil society by empowering its actors to respond collectively and more effectively to challenges related to the shrinking space in their country.


Through the creation or reinforcement of existing national coalitions, this call is targeted at strengthening their operational capacities and ultimately their ability to advocate for an enabling environment.


The call will be in two phases, with over 1.3 million EUR available. The first phase will provide resources to the initial partners to reach out to potential new partners from different sectors and geographies within one country to reinforce their coalition. The second phase will be dedicated to implementing actions to address the shrinking space for civil society.


Apply by 15 June 2018!

Complete guidelines on how to apply are available here.