NGO and Partnership Block Grant
The NGO Block Grant strenghtens civil society in Slovenia, and the Partnership Block Grant gives the opportunity to exchange knowledge and expereinces among Swiss and Slovenian entities.
Thema / Schwerpunktbereich
Slovenian NGOs and Slovenian non-for-profit organisations
In Slovenia, there are over 20,000 NGOs, mostly organized in associations. The employment rate in the NGO sector in extremely low; the sector is mostly based on voluntarism. Slovenian membership in the EU has not generated the benefits expected for the NGO sector. At first sight, the NGOs have new opportunities and sources, but in reality they are unable to compete successfully at the European level due to limited resources, lack of knowledge and capacity, and inadequate preparation in the recent years. Besides the lack of financial and human resources, there are also other obstacles to successful NGOs operation like weak NGO movement on local and national level, inappropriate recognition of the NGO role in society, inappropriate tax policies, and other legal issues especially related to the public-service status, and underdeveloped NGO participation in the decision-making processes.There are more than 200 municipalities established in Slovenia. The municipalities are organised in two main umbrella organisations. On the regional level, the municipalities coordinate their development and decided on regionally important projects and activities with the support of regional administration.
The programme allows to strenghten civil society in Slovenia, as well as to establish stronger partnership relations among Slovenian and Swiss entities.Specific objectives are to enable successful implementation of the projects granted within the NGO and partnership Block Grants, and to raise applicant's skills in project management cycle.
Small projects from the NGOs, as well as small joint projects from Slovenian and Swiss partners, shall be selected and supported after a call for project proposals. Potential applicants and project implementers shall be provided with technical assistance.
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