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.
Publication date of the Public Call for medium and small projects within the Impact4Values program: March 23, 2023.
Amount of available funds: a total of 2,000,000 euros
Of that for Croatia: 1,200,000 euros
Of that for small projects: 300,000 euros
Of that for medium-sized projects: 900,000 euros
Amount of funds for each project: For small projects: 10,000 – 30,000 euros, For medium projects: 40,000 – 60,000 euros
Who are the funds intended for?
Civil society organizations in Croatia and their partners
Purpose of financing?
Support for civil society organizations and their projects that protect and promote European values.
An extensive capacity building program will also be available to selected civil society organizations.
Duration of projects: From 12 to 18 months
Application deadline: May 29, 2023 until 12 pm (noon)
Send project proposals to: email@example.com
Info workshop: April 11, 2023 on the ZOOM platform (recording available below in the post)
The presentation from the informative workshop held on April 11, 2023 can be found here.
Based on the expressed interest, we will present the Public Call for small and medium-sized projects as part of the Impact4Values will be presented live in 10 Croatian cities or municipalities, with the possibility of consultations based on the submitted short descriptions of project ideas.
Mobile teams will be active from April 17 to May 7. We will choose the places we will visit based on applications. We will try to choose those places that cover a sufficiently large number of interested parties.
You can apply HERE.
Application deadline: April 16, 2023
Individual consultations (online) for approximately 15 organizations.
You can apply HERE
Deadline for applications: no later than May 10, 2023 or until the appointment is filled.
Watch the recording of the info workshop held on April 11, 2023.