The Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND is pleased to announce the launch of the Regional Mobility Fund for Experts in the Black Sea Region and the Balkans, with the financial support of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness – CPDE.
The objective of the Regional Mobility Fund is to encourage the mobility of civil society/ think tank/ academic experts in the region as to foster knowledge sharing, expertise and exchange of best practices within the framework of enabling environment for CSOs and the Istanbul Principles.
The framework of enabling environment for CSOs, according to CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness – CPDE’s monitoring framework, refers to three major dimensions: 4
- Legal framework
- Policy influencing
- Donor – CSOs relationships
Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) and the European Center for Non-for-profit Law (ECNL) also developed a Monitoring Matrix for Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development, focusing on three main areas:
- Basic Legal Guarantees of Freedoms
- Framework for CSOs’ Financial Viability and Sustainability
- Public institutions/Government – CSO Relationship
The mobility proposed has to be part of an activity with clear medium-long term result in the field of enabling environment as specified in the above mentioned dimensions/areas.
The Regional Mobility Fund is open to civil society, think tank and academic experts from the following regions: the Black Sea and the Balkans.
The Mobility Fund will cover mobility costs (transport, accommodation and meals) for conferences, seminars, working and coordination meetings, study visits, mentoring and training activities in which the applicants are resource persons, within the framework of enabling environment for CSOs and the Istanbul Principles.
The Regional Mobility Fund is awarded on an individual basis: financing entire activities is not an objective. Instead, the program will cover: transport (including local), accommodation and meals costs.
The application process for the Regional Mobility Fund is flexible, as the receipt and assessment of the requests for support will be done in an ongoing manner. The only time constraint is that the activity for which one applies should be implemented during the 5th October – 1st December 2015.
For more details regarding the Mobility Fund and the application process, we kindly ask you to read carefully the following documents:
For further information regarding enabling environment for civil society organisations in the region, please consult the following useful resources:
Should you need any other information, please do no hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Regional Mobility Fund is part of the follow-up activities of the Black Sea NGO Forum.