Bratislava, 25. February 2013

Presentation of Fund for NGO, its goals and areas of support was main subject of the opening conference, held in Bratislava on 25. February 2913. Conference was organized by administrators of two fund's components, the Ekopolis Foundation (programme Active citizenship and Inclusion) and the Open Society Fundation (programme Democracy and Human Rights). More than 180 participants were present, representatives of institutions and NGOs in Norway among them.

The fund will support projects of Slovak NGOs through grants, the amount, dedicated for the fund, is 6,9 mio €. The fund is part of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, supported by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. 

The Open Society Fundation announced first call for proposals of the Democracy and Human Rights programme at the conference. The consortium of the Ekopolis Foundation, the Socia Foundation and the Children of Slovakia Foundation will open the call for proposals on 28. February 2013. 

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