MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE - Read our cross-country experiences from the
Grassroots Europe Project 2013

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The 'Making a difference for the most vulnerable' publication, edited by Király Hunor, captures the experience of grassroots organizations part of the Grassroots Europe network in implementing joint actions and campaigns.

We are happy to announce that the publication "Exploring Partnership (Cross-country Experiences from the Grassroots Europe for Local Wellbeing Initiative" has been recently published.


The volume provides a snapshot of the experiences of the micro-projects implemented in 2012 in Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Croatia and Germany and contains an exciting collection of interviews and insights on the projects, written by Hunor Király, the lead blogger of the Grassroots Europe project. 



Enjoy the reading!

The present volume is the outcome of the Grassroots Europe for Local Wellbeing project. It is divided into three parts, each addressing a different set of concerns: firstly, rethinking a unified approach to the role of grassroots organizations in enhancing local well-being; secondly, reconceptualizing practice from the standpoint of the grassroots organizations, and thirdly, addressing the challenges which lie ahead in policy prioritizing at both the national and the EU level.


Click here to get a pdf copy of the publication.

In March, 2011, Market and Social Research Centre “Latvijas Fakti” performed a public opinion survey about the non-governmental organizations sector in Latvia. 

The literature review, the first publication of the Grassroots Europe for Local Wellbeing Initiative has been published by the Czech project partner, AGORA CE. The study aims at exploring the concept of ‘grassroots volunteering'.


Viktória Kur

Pictures from UCCU Roma Informal Educational Foundation and H2O's joint project aiming to raise awareness on cultural diversity among 3rd graders in

Resources — Background materials

Wellbeing is one of the most important topics of our project. In this presentation, you can familiarize yourself with the



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.