National Planning Meeting “Grassroots Italy 2013” -- Sermugnano (VT) 9-10 March 2013 (EN)

Marianna Addis

AIM Association – Intercultural and Mobility Agency – and the Social Co-operative “Muovimente” of Viterbo, organized the NATIONAL PLANNING MEETING in the framework of the Grassroots Europe project in the marvellous location of Sermugnano, a small town located in the countryside of the province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy.


The location, the nature and the atmosphere helped a lot the participants to go deeply into the project and to find a way to cooperate and work together! At the end of these 2 days participants started to write the mini-proposals to be implemented in the framework of the project in 2013.


During the development of the ideas non-formal methodology has been used to work with an approach directed to team building and aimed at creating participative processes in the group.


30 persons, youngsters and adults, coming from different cultural backgrounds and generations decided to take part in the project and volunteered to collaborate.




SATURDAY 9th March 2013


10.00: Arrivals

10.30 – 13.30: Team building activity

13.30 – 15.00: Lunch

15.00 – 16.00: Sharing information from the Coordinators Meeting in Budapest (17-18 January 2013)

16.00 – 20.00: Starting of the process of the definition of the mini-projects

20.00: Dinner and informal evening


SUNDAY 10th March 2013


9.30: outdoor energizer

10.00 – 13.00: Work on mini project proposals

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 18.00: Work on mini project proposals, evaluation, closing and “what is next?”








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Call for Proposals Education Grassroots Activism in Hungary


The Open Society Education Support Program is pleased to invite project proposals from Hungarian civil society organizations that aim to work towards community cohesion and a strengthened, more vocal grassroots educational civil society through the involvement of a wide range of education stakeholders.

Project proposals should address one or more of the following themes: discrimination in education and promoting equal opportunities for all; promoting the role of education in increasing well-being and civic participation; playing a mediating role between vulnerable groups and the mainstream society; mobilizing and uniting divided communities around issues of education and social inclusion; and articulating key messages on the above themes to the wider public and policymakers. 

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations registered in Hungary that cumulatively meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • formally registered grassroots organizations with a not-for-profit character and established legal status
  • organizations carrying out work related to formal or non-formal education, social inclusion, or youth work
  • organizations working at the community level and making use of volunteer support



Project proposals should be submitted in English using the provided application form and budget template. The implementation period must not fall outside September 1, 2017–August 31, 2018. The maximum grant size is U.S.$15,000.


For more information and downloadable files (complete guidelines, project proposal form, budget template), please visit the Open Society Foundations website.

Submissions should be made via the Open Society Foundations Grant Portal.


Required Documentation

To complete your submission, you will be asked to upload a completed proposal form, including completed Annex 1 and Annex 2, a filled-in budget template, the organization’s latest annual financial report, and CVs of project manager(s) and the organization’s leadership. Download the complete guidelines, budget template, and grant proposal form from the Download Files section.

The application deadline is June 16, 2017 (5:00 p.m. CET). Incomplete or late applications will not be given consideration.

Successful applicants will be notified by July 11, 2017. Rejection letters will be issued by July 18, 2017.