AIM Agency for Interculture and Mobility (Italy) is a social promotion association established in 2008 in Rome, founded by a group of young trainers experienced in non-formal education at local and international level, who initially started to work as facilitators, first for the General Directorate of International Affairs of the Ministry of Education (2006-2012), then for the Italian Representation of the European Commission and Parliament.

CESIP, Zentrum für Sozial- und Integrationsprojekte (Austria) is a non-profit organisation founded by young academics from diverse cultural backgrounds with the aim of furthering the integration of migrant and minority groups in Austria. Their activities comprise awareness-raising campaigns on discrimination, intercultural communication and research.

Children Are the Future (Albania) is a non-profit development organization with no religious, political or governmental affiliation that works to create better lives for children and equal opportunities for their development. Working with their families and the communities where they live is an integral part of the organisation's approach. FJA strives to contribute to a world in which all children are respected and valued and where they can realize their full potential.

Vitakultúra Association (Hungary)  was founded in 1997 and works with youth and adult groups for the promotion of social development processes. This grassroots organization develops and implements democratic and inclusive education projects with a wide range of communities in Hungary and Europe. One distinctive feature of their work is the creation and use of Social Dialogue Theatre method for community mediation and intercultural exchange.

LIFE e.V. (Germany) is a non-profit association offering services in the field of education and training, consulting and networking since 1988. The organization is active on the local, regional, national and European level.

Forum for Freedom in Education (Croatia) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, which has been active in Croatia since 1992 and was registered in 1998 in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Associations. The main goal of Forum is to introduce the educational standards of the contemporary democratic society into the Croatian education system.

Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations (Hungary) and its partners support activism, research, policy, and practices that promote education justice. Education justice involves addressing the unequal distribution of resources to achieve more equal outcomes in education achievement and promoting the right of nondiscrimination in education access.

The Public Policy Centre, CENPO (Romania), established as an independent, nonprofit organization in 2003, is dedicated to undertake activities that contribute to inclusive and transparent public policy development at the local level, thus aiding the advancement of effective local governance and improving the democratic character of local policy making in Romania.

Education Development Center (Latvia) promotes the strengthening of a democratic and civic society in Latvia in order to improve and activate the participation of different groups of population in the life of the society, to improve their life quality and encourage the cooperation among the state and municipality institutions, the private sector and the individuals as well as to promote the cooperation of different non-governmental organizations thus promoting the sustainable development of Latvia’s society.

Agora Central Europe is a Czech non-profit organisation founded in 1998. The mission of Public Benefit Corporation Agora CE is fostering democracy. Our general activities are aimed at improving the standard of political culture, of communication between the local government, central government and the citizens. We showcase new practices in local governance and open new possibilities of effective cooperation in decision-making. We have a presence in the Czech Republic and abroad – mainly in Eastern Europe (the Balkan and post-Soviet countries).

Interkulturelles Zentrum (Austria) association was founded in 1987. As an independent non-profit organisation, Interkulturelles Zentrum (IZ) promotes peaceful coexistence of people from different countries and cultures. It supports the development of interaction between people from different cultural backgrounds and trains people in practical intercultural work.


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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.