Coalition building to address the shrinking space for civil society in Europe - August 2018
For this first round of funding Civitates opted for a two-phased process. Our rationale was to provide an initial space for organisations to come together and brainstorm collectively about what was needed in each specific context before starting to draft a coalition strategy, and to then provide more funding to the most promising coalitions. So, first we provided several small grants (up to 10K EUR) for a short duration of time, aimed at initial coalition building and strategising. Next, several larger grants (up to 100K EUR) were provided for the implementation of these coalitions’ plans, over a longer period (18 months). The grants listed below relate to the first phase of this process.
Please note that only the name of the lead partner is mentioned, as this is the grantee with which we signed a grant letter, while these cross-sectoral coalitions involve a variety of partners and stakeholders.
All projects started in August 2018.