Active Citizens Program - Regional Fund - micro-grants for young organizations, call until May 8, 2023

Young organizations interested in developing their entities are encouraged to take advantage of the Active Citizens - Regional Fund Program. The program has launched a call for applications for micro-grants and its goal is "to provide optimal conditions for the development and proper functioning of organizations that are just starting out, or those that have not yet managed to establish internal rules and procedures, develop a work culture or ways to effectively reach their audiences".

The goal of the program is at the same time a hint to those interested in what activities can be carried out under the project.

Perhaps for some organizations this is the first step directed at the internationalization of the unit, which is encouraged by the ongoing ENGAGE! project, in which our Association is a partner while BISER is the leader of the entire project.

The call for applications runs from March 1, 2023 until May 8, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Minimum grant amount: 10 000 EUR

Maximum grant amount: 12 000 EUR

Lead time: 6 to 8 months

ATTENTION! Own contribution is not mandatory!

Call for proposals - here

More information, including but not limited to: application details, form, application, instructions, link to generator, etc. - here

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ENGAGE! Open call of the Warmia and Mazury Voivodeship Self-Government - opportunity for NGOs!

European Integration - open call for the realisation of public tasks of the Self-Government of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship from the subject matter which we also realise in the ENAGAGE project!

REMINDER! The competition runs until January 20th 2023!

The competition provides an opportunity for Warmia and Mazury NGOs to develop contacts and cooperation between societies. These activities are part of the Association's ENGAGE! project, whose aim is for our NGOs to undertake tasks giving development on an international level. Through small funds, you can gain experience and develop the mission of your organisations on the basis of foreign entities and jointly develop projects for large European Union programmes such as Interreg programmes, EEA Grants, the so-called Norway Grants, the Erasmus+ Programme, funds from the Swedish Institute, etc.

The necessary information on this competition can be found under this link

Moreover! NGO competition also includes other tasks in which Warmia and Mazury organisations can develop their skills useful for international cooperation within ENGAGE!, such as:

1) development of physical culture

2) culture and protection of cultural heritage

3) culture and protection of cultural heritage - concerning support for publications popularising and disseminating knowledge about the history and culture of the region

4) European integration and development of contacts and cooperation between societies - competition mentioned above

5) ecology and animal protection and protection of natural heritage

6) Development of tourism

7) social assistance

8) Activating local communities in rural areas

9) Promotion and protection of consumer rights

10) food and protection of culinary heritage

11) development of the non-governmental sector of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship

12) activities for national and ethnic minorities


Competition offers should be submitted via the offer generator. The generator indicates contact persons for particular scopes of tasks. Detailed rules of participation in competitions, including deadlines for the submission of offers, are specified in individual competition announcements.

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The ENGAGE! project helps the internationalisation processes of organisations

An intensive 2 months of supporting various actors in building international partnerships are behind us. The deadline for submitting projects within the Interreg South Baltic Seed Money programme ended yesterday. This is a competition that allows you to win seed funding of €40,000 to develop cooperation with foreign partners in the South Baltic area.

Organisations that approached us as part of the International Cooperation Advice Bureau operating under the ENGAGE project received comprehensive support. A thorough project analysis took place, we verified needs, defined the profile of foreign partners and proceeded to build. That, in a nutshell, was the work of developing seed project proposals.

In the end, 6 applications were submitted and in each there is a present organisation working with the advice bureau and these are:

- Stowarzyszenie Inicjatywa Miasto is present in 3 projects of different themes

- Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Rozwoju Spółdzielczości i Przedsiębiorczości Lokalnej WAMA-COOP

- Centrum Spotkań Europejskich Światowid

- Stowarzyszenie Media Dizajn is present in 2 projects of different themes

- Stowarzyszenie gmin "Polskie zamki gotyckie"

- Niepubliczna Placówka Oświatowo-Wychowawcza Akademia Sportów Wodnych "Grupa" Marcin Trudnowski

The results of the call will be known in February 2023.

We wish all the beneficieries of the ENGAGE! project to receive funding and implement their projects!

ENGAGE! project supports socially important ventures, workshops September 13-14.09.2022, Gdańsk

The ENGAGE! project provides many opportunities for third-sector entities. NGOs from Pomerania and Warmia and Mazury benefit from the project's activities. The last 2 days, September 13-14 this year, were particularly important for them, as they were titled "Get to know your neighbors". This is because the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk hosted a workshop organized by BISER with the participation of partners from Norway. Organizations from Poland and Norway acquainted participants with the profile of their activities, shared their knowledge and experience, and encouraged mutual cooperation. This is an important breakthrough in the life of these organizations. Spending time together established relationships and perhaps future cooperation, which we strongly hope for.

Organizations from Norway present at this activity are: Batteriet Sor, which helps beneficiaries develop and create something together with others. It is a center for support, self-help and advocacy. Vigour Komune, whose vision is to work through sports as a tool for integrating young and old. Razem/Sammen - selfless sharing of everything people need to make everyday life better.

ENGAGE! project. Co-creation warkshops for NGO's, 13-14.09.2022, Gdańsk

The ENGAGE! project opens another opportunity for the development of international cooperation of Pomeranian and Warmian-Masury NGOs. Already in September, on 13-14 in Gdansk (the exact place of the meeting will be announced later) will be held a co-creation workshop, the main goal of which is close cooperation of workshop participants and thus involvement in the creation process. Co-creation allows us to grasp multiple perspectives of the same problem and explore potential directions for their solution.

But this is not the only one benefit of these workshops. After all, representatives of NGOs from Norway - potential partners of emerging international projects - are invited to participate in them. A study visit for all participants is also planned during the workshop.

The workshop will be held in English.

The number of free places for this workshop is limited and the order of registration is important.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please apply here

Applications for participation: 12.08.2022

REMINDER! The project is implemented with a grant from the Active Citizens - National Fund funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Funds

Event of the South Baltic Interreg Programme, September 20-21, 2022, Gdańsk

Innovative, Sustainable, Attractive and Active South Baltic - these are the slogans accompanying the Interreg South Baltic 2021-2027 program.

The 2022 Annual Event will be held in Gdansk on September 20-21, along with a Kick-off of the new program perspective (the venue will be announced closer to the date of the event).

The event will summarize the 2014-2020 program perspective and inaugurate new perspective 2021-2027. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the European Year of Youth and European Cooperation.

The event will summarize the 2014-2020 program perspective and inaugurate the 2021-2027 program perspective. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the European Year of Youth and European Cooperation.

Information and preliminary agenda you can find here

We cordially invite to attend this event to all ENGAGE! project stakeholders who are taking their first steps in international cooperation, but also to those who want to continue the cross-border, transnational mission in their organization and plan to expand the circle of foreign partners!

Despite of the holidays, free time - save the date: September 20-21, 2022, Gdańsk!