Programme of support of the civil society in Armenia 2019

, 2019-04-08

Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ and Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly Vanadzor invite you to participate in the civil society support program for Armenia and offer a possibility to obtain support for your civil campaigns and initiatives for the period from July 2019 till June 2020.


You can download the application form here: Call_for_campaign_groups_2019_AM

Eligible participants:
Eligible participants are NGOs, independent media, informal groups, civil initiatives or local associations from Armenia. Support shall not be granted to political parties and either formally or informally affiliated organizations (youth or expert organizations etc.)

Priority topics and forms of activities supported in this program:
● Protection of environment, climate, nature or animal rights
● Public participation in decision making, free access to information
● Equal opportunities for men and women
● Independent and investigative journalism
● Protection of human rights (including civil and social rights, rights of minorities and low-income groups)

Advocacy and watchdog campaigns, as well as civil campaigns engaging the general public shall be given preference.

What can the selected initiatives look forward to?
● Selected groups and initiatives will take part in trainings with professional foreign trainers, with the help of which they will be able to develop their ideas into concrete plans of civil campaigns, and then implement them from July 2019 to June 2020.
● participation of a few selected members of your initiative at the Barcamp in Georgia in September 2019
● Financial support for your campaign in the average amount of EUR 1,600-2,000
● Participation of selected representatives of supported initiatives on a study trip to Central Europe
● Consultations with foreign experts via e-mail and Skype, expert consultations on demand, operational support for your initiative

What ideas, campaigns and initiatives are we looking for?

Only those on the basis of which a public campaign can be built, the most important part of which is the mobilization of a certain part of the population in order to achieve concrete changes and results. Our understanding of the “civil campaign” we have outlined here. We strongly recommend that you read this article before you begin to fill out the questionnaire.

What applications are not suitable?

Social work projects, one-time events, various educational and general education campaigns, lectures or publishing information materials that do not set as a goal specific systemic changes.

This project was supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Transition Promotion Program.