Second Round of Call for Proposals Announced – “C.A.U.S.E. Confiscated Assets used for Social Experimentation Project”

Second Round of Call for Proposals

C.A.U.S.E. – Confiscated Assets used for Social Experimentations Project

Budget Reference:

Grant Contract 2016/372-430

Financed by the EU in Albania under the Civil Society Facility – Civic Initiative and Capacity Building component

Sub-Granting Authority: Partners Albania for Change and Development

Deadline for submission of full application:

26 February 2018 at 17:00


Open Call for Proposals:

Partners Albania for Change and Development announces the second round of Open Call for Proposals, within the sub-granting scheme of the project “C.A.U.S.E. – Confiscated Assets Used for Social Experimentations”.

The Project “C.A.U.S.E. – Confiscated Assets Used for Social Experimentations” is implemented by Partners Albania, in partnership with two Italian organizations: Project Ahead and Comitato Don Peppe Diana, and funded by the European Union through the Delegation of the European Union in Albania. It aims to create a good model of sustainable re-use of confiscated assets from the organized crime through the creation of a new cohort of CSOs, capable to manage these assets.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is the Sustainable re-use of two confiscated assets from the organized crime in Lushnje and Saranda, through the establishment of social enterprises by CSOs.

The winner for the implementation of the project proposal in the confiscated asset from the organized crime in Fier was awarded in the first Call for Proposals. The project will create a new model of social enterprise, giving an opportunity to the people endangered by or victims of organized crime. It will contribute to increased awareness of the local community in the fight against organized crime and its illegal activities.


Who can apply?

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that fulfill all the eligibility criteria defined in the Guidelines for Applicants and whose object of activity is the social, cultural, and health rehabilitation of persons in need, especially those victims of organized crime, affected or endangered by crime and needed of protection and rehabilitation, including therapeutic centers and organizations, centers of re-training and curing users of narcotic substances, as well as centers of assistance and rehabilitation of the victims of trafficking in human beings. 12


Indicative Budget available for this Call for Proposals: EUR 150,000


Duration of Sub-Grants Implementation: The maximum duration for the implementation of the projects funded through this Call for Proposals is: 12 months.


Size of Sub-Grants: The total project budget, (including own contributions or financial contributions from third parties) for any project, requested under this Call for Proposals must be:

Minimum amount: EUR 75,000

Maximum amount: EUR 150,000


Co-funding: Project proposals to be funded through this Call for Proposals must have co-financing by the Applicants at least 5% of the total project budget.


Project proposal language: Project proposals must be prepared and submitted in English language, in accordance with the published application forms.


The number of project proposals submitted: An organization may submit one (1) project proposal as the Applicant and one (1) as Co-applicant.

An organization may not submit more than two (2) applications as Co-applicant.

The implementation of each project proposal must be related to only one specific confiscated asset, subject to this Call for Proposals.


Application procedures: Organizations interested to submit a Project Proposal for this Call must complete and submit the following documents:

  • Grant Application Form (Annex A in Guidelines for Applicants)
  • Budget proposal Form (Annex B in Guidelines for Applicants)
  • Logical Framework Form (Annex C in Guidelines for Applicants)
  • Legal Entity Form signed and stamped (Annex D in Guidelines for Applicants)
  • Financial Identification Form signed and stamped by the applicant and the Bank where the transactions are performed. (Annex E in Guidelines for Applicants)

also supporting documents in accordance with the Guidelines for Applicants.


Applications must be submitted by hand-delivery or by mail, within 26th of February 2018, 17:00, at the address below:


Postal address:

Partnerët Shqipëri për Ndryshim dhe Zhvillim, Rruga: Sulejman Delvina, NR 18, H.8, Ap.12, Njësia Bashkiake 5, Kodi Postar 1022, Tiranë, Shqipëri

Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer, in case of hand-delivery).


Information and support: For further information read/download Guidelines for Applicants.

Questions may be sent by email within February 11, 2018 to The answers will be published within February 16, 2018 at Partners Albania website:


In regard to this Call, three information sessions will be organized as below:

               Place             Date          Time
Hotel Classic (former hotel Diplomat I) Tiranë 30 January 2018  09:00 – 10:30
Hotel Classic (former hotel Diplomat I) Tiranë 6 February 2018  09:00 – 10:30
Online information session 7  February 2018  11:00 – 12:30

Aiming to increase the quality of project proposals, a presentation of the weakness of the applications received in the first round of the Call for Proposals will be done during the information sessions. Civil society organizations that submitted their project proposals in the first round, and were not awarded a grant, are also invited to participate in the second round of the Call for Proposals.

Note: Interested organizations that want to participate in the online information session must express their interest via mail at within January 29, 2018. Details for participation in the online information session will be provided by Partners Albania through e-mail to the interested organizations.

Guidelines for Applicants Download
Information on confiscated assets Download
Application Package Download
Analysis of the International Best Practices on the Re-Use of the Confiscated Assets by CSOs Download
Practical examples of the reuse of confiscated assets Download