Call for applications open for 2023 discretionary government grants for Europe information

A call for applications for discretionary government grants for Europe information is now open to civil society organisations. The goal of the grants is to increase awareness about the EU. The call for applications will be open from 4 November to 2 December 2022.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is now accepting applications from civil society organisations for discretionary government grants for Europe information. The grants will be awarded if Parliament allocates the necessary funds in the 2023 Budget. The deadline for the applications is at 16.15 on 2 December 2022.

A total of EUR 445,000 has been proposed for the grants in the 2023 Budget. The goal of the discretionary government grants for Europe information is to increase awareness of the European Union and promote topical debate about the EU. The priority themes for 2023 are:

  • The EU as a human rights actor and a promoter of democracy
  • Direction of the EU’s economic and energy policy
  • The EU as a global actor: Common Foreign and Security Policy and the EU’s role in conflict resolution
  • The EU’s enlargement

The Act on Discretionary Government Grants (688/2001) will be observed in the awarding, disbursement, use and monitoring of the use of the grants. The transfers are available to Finnish non-profit organisations.

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CSO representatives should register for the information event

Europe Information will organise an information event for representatives of civil society organisations (CSO) on the call for applications for the 2023 government grants. The event will be held on 8 November at 14–15 on Teams and it will be held in Finnish. It will be possible to ask questions during the event. You can also send questions in advance to Only CSO representatives may register for the event. Registration for the information event will be open until Friday 4 November at 16.

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