CALL FOR PROPOSALS – EMBRACE “Entrepreneurship Models Building Relations and Creative Economy” Project

Third 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 Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016-2017 – Support to Civil Society Organizations capacities component

Sub-Granting Authority: Partners Albania for Change and Development

 Deadline for submission of full application:

February 4th, 2020 at 17:00 hrs


Open Call for Proposals:

Partners Albania for Change and Development announces the third 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 the 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 increasing social inclusion, through integration and employment, and economic development of the local community.

Who can apply?

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that fulfill 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 20,600

Number of Projects to be funded under this Call for Proposals: Up to 3 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 Albanian 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)
  • Also supporting documents in accordance with the Guidelines for Applicants.


Applications must be submitted only electronically within 4th of February 2020, 24:00, via email at the addresses: and

Confirmation of Receipt Emailan email will be submitted to the applicant, to confirm the received application.

Applicants must verify that their application is complete using the Checklist of the Grant Application Form. Incomplete applications will be rejected.


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

Questions may be sent by mail within January 15th, 2020 to The answers will be published within January 20th, 2020 in Partners Albania website:


Annex A - Application Form Download
Annex B - Budget of the Proposal Download
Annex C - Logical Framework Download
Guidelines Download