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EEA & Norway Grants Local Development Programme • The timetable for launching project calls
The timetable for launching project calls

Under the Local Development Programme, the OP will launched 7th calls for proposals in the period of 2018-2019, in accordance with the following estimated schedule:

No. crt

Call for proposals


Deadline for project submission


Inclusive education for children and youth at risk

December 6, 2018

May 28, 2019


Poverty Alleviation (restricted call)

December 12, 2018

May 8, 2019


Access to finance

February 5, 2019

April 28, 2019


Local development

August 2019



Roma inclusion

August 2019



Priority interventions

March 2020



Human rights

April 2020





The calls to be launched under the Program will aim to fund projects which will help increase the use of social services by disadvantaged groups, social inclusion of children and young people at risk, combating school abandonment, developing integrated measures for the inclusion of Roma and anti-discrimination, the development of the capacity of central and local government to apply the principles of good governance, and the implementation of ECHR recommendations on respect for human rights in Romania.

The specificity of each call

The restricted call "Poverty Reduction".In the amount of € 20,000,000, the call will support the implementation of national and local measures to combat poverty and to ensure the valorisation / development of the results of the projects implemented under the "Poverty Alleviation" Programme (RO25) financed through the Norway Grants 2009 - 2014. The call is exclusively addressed to the organizations involved in the preparation / implementation of the projects financed under the Programme "Poverty Alleviation", namely UNICEF Romania, the Salvation Army of Romania, the Mayoralty of Craiova and Timisoara, Roma Education Fund (REF) Romania, the Institute for the Study of National Minorities Problems, Inter-Community Development Association Cluj-Napoca.

Inclusive Education for Children and Youth at Risk call (€ 8,581,978) promotes and supports inclusive education and equal chances, increasing the access to educational and social services.

Access to Finance call (€ 1,000,000) provides funding for local authorities in order to increase their capacity to apply for other financing, respectively for technical assistance services for the preparation of technical documentation and obtaining the necessary legal approvals for investments / measures aiming at local development in poor areas

Roma Inclusion call (€ 16,000,000) promotes social inclusion, combating of discrimination and racism, promoting intercultural exchanges and strengthening the capacity of supporting the development in communities with a high percentage of Roma population.

Local Development call (€ 10,090,640) aims to improve the quality and access to social services (education, health, employment, etc.) of disadvantaged groups.

Human Rights call (€ 5,868,529) is addressed to public entities at national level for implementing the recommendations issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after 2015, regarding the rights of persons with disabilities, national minorities, detainees, children and women in Romania.

Priority interventions call (€ 1,647,059) provides emergency funding to improve the social and educational facilities for children and young people, increase of access to health services, improvement of living conditions, facilitate the issuance of identity papers, ensure social and legal support for victims of evictions, promotion of intercultural exchanges, etc.

Public information events

Each call will be open for a minimum of two months. During this period, in order to inform all stakeholders about the funding opportunities offered by the Program, the PO will organize information seminars for each call. Events will be announced and promoted at and on the Facebook page of the Program.

The Local Development Program is funded through the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 and is implemented by the Romanian Social Development Fund, in partnership with the Council of Europe and the Association of Local and Regional Authorities of Norway. The program has a total budget of 82,352,941 euros (including 15% co-financing by the Romanian Government).