Active Citizens Fund in Slovenia

Active Citizens Fund is here! Four open calls are planned during 2019 and 2023, with 2,5 million euros to distribute for NGOs’ projects.

ACF’s overall objective is to strengthen civil society, promote active citizenship and empower vulnerable groups. In the period of 2014–2021 special emphasis of the ACF is put on long-term sustainable development and capacity building of NGO sector. Enabling that, ACF programme aims at strengthening the role of NGOs in promotion of democratic governance of the country, inclusion of public in decision-making processes on national and local level, and strengthening human rights. An important priority of the programme is also strengthening cooperation between Slovenian civil society organisations and organisations from donor countries - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Programme key priority fields:
  • Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency;
  • Human rights and equal treatment through combating discrimination based on race or ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity;
  • Social justice and inclusion of vulnerable groups;
  • Gender equality and fighting gender-based violence;
  • Environment and climate change.
Our goals:
  • Strengthened advocacy and watchdog role of NGOs;
  • Increased support for civic education and human rights;
  • Empowerment of vulnerable groups;
  • Sustainable development and capacity building of non-governmental organisations;
  • Strengthening of bilateral cooperation between Slovenian civil society organisations and organisations from donor countries;
  • Strengthening regional (cross-border) cooperation among civil society organisations.

This means that we will provide financial assistance of the Fund for projects addressing at least one of the above-mentioned goals in programme priority fields.

Active Citizens Fund 2014-2021 in Slovenia is managed by CNVOS – Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs, in consortium with Institute PIP – Legal and Information Centre Maribor, and Society for the Advancement of Voluntary Work Novo mesto – DRPD Novo mesto. Members of the Executive Board are Tina Divjak, Bojan Golčar and Branka Bukovec.