The National Bilateral Fund - 31 october 2014

The Ministry of European Funds in its capacity of National Focal Point and announces the launch of the Second Call for applications within the Fund for Bilateral Relations of Programme RO01 - Technical Assistance and Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level.

The fund is dedicated to supporting projects/actions that correspond to the general objective of the Programme, which is identifying partners for the purpose of developing partnership projects, organization of conferences and seminars on common interest themes, technical cooperation and exchange of experts, short-term training, study visits, elaboration of reports and studies, other common interest activities, transfer of knowledge, experience, techniques, good practices between similar entities in Romania and Donor States. Non-reimbursable grant rate is 100% of eligible costs.


The priority sectors for which grants are provided are:

  • Justice and Home Affairs, judicial capacity building and Schengen cooperation;

  • Health;

  • Cultural cooperation, cultural diversity, heritage and cultural exchange;

  • Environment;

  • Children and youth at risk;

  • General and horizontal priorities


The eligible beneficiaries and partners under the Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level are the following:

  • The National Focal Point and other national institutions playing an important role in establishing/implementing a certain programme included in the Memorand of Understanding;

  • Programme Operators and Programme Partners within Programmes financed through the EEA and Norway Grants;

  • Project Promoter and Project Partners within projects financed through the EEA and Norway Grants;

  • Embassies of the donor states in Romania and embassies of Romania in the donor states;

  • Public institutions, national or international public authorities, local, regional or central public authorities;

  • Governmental agencies;

  • Educational institutions and research institutes;

  • Non-governmental organizations, associations, foundations, unions, professional associations, employers' associations activating in the field of the above-mentioned priority sectors (for Measure II, only entities within this category having carried out this activity for at least one full fiscal year are eligible).


The total budget of this call is 736,000 Euro:

  • Measure I: Support for travel : 100.000 Euro

  • Measure II: Priority sectors: 636.000 Euro


The call launching date is 11 April 2014 and the deadline for submission of applications is 31 October 2014 or until funds depletion. The end date for the implementation of the projects/actions is 30 June 2016. The grant applications submitted shall be continuously evaluated as they are registered, until the entire financial allocation is spent.


E-mail for information and calls submission:



Ministry of European Funds

General Directorate for Non-reimbursable Financial Mechanism and Instruments

National Focal Point

Ion Mihalache Boulevard, No 15 - 17, district 1, Bucharest

Fax:  0372 838 502


The relevant document:

Guidelines for Applicants

Annex 1 - Grant application form

Annex 2 - Financing contract

Annex 3 - Payment request

Annex 4 - Implementation report

Annex 5 - Supporting documents

Annex 6 - List of indicators

Annex 7 - Declaration of eligibility

Annex 8 - Declaration regarding double financing

Annex 9a - Evaluation grid Measure I

Annex 9b - Evaluation grid Measure II

Annex 10 - Partnership agreement

Annex 11 - Financial identification form



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