The projects funded by the Programme can be implemented in partnerships with other entities from Poland and abroad. Project partners can take part in project design and implement specific activities receiving funding from the project budget.
Why to work in a partnership?
We are convinced that partnerships:
- make your projects more interesting, by drawing inspirations from different perspectives and experiences,
- increase the scope and impact of your activities,
- strengthen the chances for the sustainability of your activities, in other words: that they will be continued after the end of the project.
Who can become a partner?
CSOs can implement projects in partnership with other nongovernmental organisations, public institutions (such as local authorities, schools, libraries), as well as private companies from Poland and other countries.
Eligible partners also include informal groups from Poland, but they cannot receive any funding (the costs of their participation have to be covered by project promoters – lead partners).
Project partnerships can be thus created both at local and regional level, as well as at national or international level.
International partnerships can be created with entities from:
- Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway);
- other Beneficiary States, that is 14 states other than Poland where the Active Citizen Fund Programme is being implemented (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia);
- countries neighbouring Poland (Belarus, Ukraine, Russia).
How will partnerships be supported?
To strengthen the relations between organisations from Poland and Donor States, we will:
- prepare informational materials on civil society organisations from Donor States (key facts and profile of activities);
- organize events with the participation of guests from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein;
- create opportunities for mutual study visits between CSOs from Poland and Donor States (the timeline of the visits is dependent on the pandemic-related situation).