Call for Proposals

EMBRACE – “Entrepreneurship Models Building Relations and Creative Economy”

Budget Reference: Grant Contract 2017/394-895

Financed by the EU in Albania under the IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016-2017 – Support to Civil Society Organizations capacities

Sub-Granting Authority: Partners Albania for Change and Development

 Deadline for submission of full application:
31 October 2018 at 17:00


Open Call for Proposals:

Partners Albania for Change and Development announces the first round of Open Call for Proposals, within the sub-granting scheme of the project EMBRACE – “Entrepreneurship Models Building Relations and Creative Economy”. This project is implemented by Partners Albania, in partnership with one Italian organization: Project Ahead, and funded by the European Union through the Delegation of the European Union in Albania.

The project EMBRACE – “Entrepreneurship Models Building Relations and Creative Economy” aims to contribute to the development of social economy fostering inclusive development in the country. The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is: “Supporting the startup of innovative social entrepreneurship ideas or strengthening existing ones which contribute to increase social inclusion, through integration and employment, and economic development of the local community”


Who can apply?

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that fulfil all the eligibility criteria defined in the Guidelines for Applicants, whose object of activity is the socio-economic development of the local communities, mobilization of the work and expertise of local resources, social cohesion, linkages among people and communities, integration and employment, especially of the marginalized groups.


Indicative Budget available for this Call for Proposals: EUR 50,500

Number of Projects to be funded under this Call for Proposals: Up to ten projects will be funded under this Call for Project Proposals.

Duration of Sub-Grant Implementation: The duration for the implementation of the projects funded through this Call for Proposals may not be less than 9 months nor exceed 12 months.

Size of Sub-Grant: The total project budget, for any project, requested under this Call for Proposals must be:

Minimum amount: EUR 3000

Maximum amount: EUR 7000

Number of Projects financed under this Call for Proposals:  An organization may submit only one (1) project proposal as the Applicant or as Co-applicant.  An application may not have more than one applicant and one co-applicant.

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

Application procedures: Organizations interested to submit a Project Proposal for this Call must complete and submit the following documents which are available in the Application Package:

  • 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 31st of October 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).


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

Questions may be sent by mail within October 8, 2018, to The answers will be published within October 19 in Partners Albania website:

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

City Location Date Time
Berat Hotel Tomorri 1 October 2018 10:00 – 11:30
Tiranë Europe House 3 October 2018 10:00 – 11:30
Shkodër Hotel Arifi 4 October 2018 10:30 – 12:00
Info session online 5 October 2018 10:00 – 11:30
Guidelines for Applicants Download
Application Form Download
Budget proposal Form Download
Logical Framework Form Download
Legal Entity Form Download
Financial Identification Form Download