Bilateral Cooperation

The Programme also aims at developing international partnerships that include NGOs from Donor Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the European Union. Funds may be allocated to support bilateral relations with entities from Donor Countries, resulting from either autonomous applications to Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives, or of applications to Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives associated to those applications under the scope of one of the fields of intervention. Grant decisions on Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives shall be made case by case as applications are received.

The call for applications for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives is permanently open up to the end of the Programme or until the entire appropriation is allocated. It is essential to understand the relevant rules for the submission of a successful application.

To better understand the opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation under the scope of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, as well as to access information on Donor Countries’ entities available to consider opportunities for cooperation, also visit the following websites:


Online Submission of Applications:

The following steps are required:

  1. You must first go through pre-registration.
  2. Once pre-registered, you may access your area.
  3. After the application is submitted, you will be asked to print and send by letter a duly signed waiver, made available in your area, to:

Cidadania Ativa Programme
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Av. de Berna, 45-A
1067-001 Lisbon

Your application will only be analyzed after receipt of this waiver.

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Updated on 17 october 2017

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