IMPACT4VALUES is a Slovenian-Croatian support program for civil society organizations that promote and protect European values through their activities. The program provides financial and organizational support to smaller organizations so that they can better contribute to the protection, promotion and awareness of EU fundamental rights and values.
Impact4values is implemented within the framework of the EU program Citizens, Equality, Rights, Values (CERV). CERV is a European program worth around 1.55 billion euros, with which the European Commission wants to protect and promote the rights and values contained in the EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The program covers the areas of the previous programs Europe for Citizens, Rights, Equality and Citizenship and DAPHNE.
By supporting non-governmental organizations/civil society organizations, the CERV program strengthens the rights and values common to all EU member states. Rights and values are based on the principles of pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and gender equality. By promoting civic and democratic participation, the program supports the development of open, democratic, equal and inclusive societies based on the rule of law. Companies that encourage citizens to be active citizens and enrich the diversity of the European Union based on shared values, history and experience.
The CERV program is managed by the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture (EACEA), which at the end of 2021 announced the first public tender for the selection of organizations capable of distributing funds and strengthening the capacity of non-governmental organizations in EU member states. The Slovenian-Croatian consortium consisting of the Center for Information, Cooperation and Development of Non-Governmental Organizations – CNVOS, Slagalica – Foundation for Local Community Development and Solidarna – Foundation for Human Rights and Solidarity successfully applied for this competition with the Impact4Values program.
The total value of the Impact4Values program is 4,250,000 euros, of which 2,350,000 euros will be awarded to non-governmental organizations through public tenders, while the other part will be used for strengthening organizations (training, mentoring), networking, program management, etc.
As part of Impact4Values, we will announce 3 public tenders and conduct 4 multi-day trainings for project holders and other associations, a series of online workshops, organize mentoring support and establish an online library of materials.
Contact for Croatian organizations:
At the SOLIDARNA Foundation:
01/5544-722 from Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 3 pm (Marinella Matejčić)
At the Slagalica Foundation:
031 213 255 from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Jelena-Gordana Zloić)
Financed with the funds of the European Union. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA can be held responsible for them.