Call for Proposals in Roma Integration Strategies

Deadline: 7 October 2013
Open to: Roma NGOs, advocacy organizations, think tanks from Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia or United Kingdom
Grant: ranges from 26,000 to 38,000 USD


The Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation is announcing a Call for Proposals for civil society coalitions to monitor the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plans.

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to encourage Roma NGOs, advocacy organizations, and think tanks, with complementary capacities, to form national coalitions in order to monitor the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plans and to produce and submit civil society monitoring reports to the Decade Secretariat, the European Commission and the public. In the civil society monitoring reports, civil society coalitions will supplement or present alternative information to Decade Progress Reports State parties submit to the International Steering Committee and any other monitoring information States make public concerning implementation of Decade or EU framework objectives. Civil society monitoring reports are not meant to substitute for quantitative monitoring and evaluation by State authorities but to channel local knowledge into national and European level policy processes and reflect on the real social impact of government measures. The civil society monitoring reports will present additional data to official ones, proxy data where there is not official data, or alternative interpretation of published data.


The coalition must have:

  • a proven track record in monitoring policy implementation
  • prior engagement in Roma issues and recognition among Roma civil society actors
  • sufficient management capacities to coordinate the work
  • a lead researcher with post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject, significant research experience, and good written and oral English language skills

The ideal civil society coalition comprises a research institute, think tank, or other organization with proven track record of policy research and advocacy, preferably including on Roma issues, and one or more Roma and pro-Roma NGOs with proven experience of independent national level research and advocacy; and/or grassroots Roma organizations with experience in local level implementation monitoring and research.

Target countries: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and United Kingdom.


The Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation will grant 26,000-38,000 USD per national civil society coalition. The average grant is expected to be 32,000 USD. A maximum eight civil society coalitions will be funded in this cycle.


Applicants are encouraged to form partnerships or consortia with other organizations which may bring complementary knowledge, skills and experience in the areas of Roma inclusion, monitoring, and policy analysis. The lead organization of the coalitions should submit:

  • Application form (please complete all fields, do not leave any sections empty, write N/A if not applicable)
  • CV of the key staff members and consultants involved in the project in all the participating organizations
  • A four-page-long description of how the members of the coalition plan to cooperate in monitoring the implementation of strategies and action plans. Please make explicit the role of each organization in the consortium.

Applications in English should be sent by e-mail to Marton Rovid ( by October 7, 2013.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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