3.Improved operational procedures and capacity of the Greek Asylum Service and Appeal Committees” (page 4). The question is if the proposed action could concern only the Greek Asylum processes and not the Appeal Committee. For example, could the improved procedures and capacity affect only the RAOs, the RICs, etc.?

One of the general objectives of the Programme II “Asylum & Migration” is indeed the improvement of operational procedures & capacity building of the GAS & or AC.

Kindly note that a bilateral proposal, as mentioned in the Call’s document, could include initiatives such as: “strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of Greek public and private legal entities, including the exchange of good practices between them and entities in the Donor States. Particular emphasis will be given to areas of concern, such as civic engagement and partnerships with local authorities, promotion and protection of human rights, watchdog and advocacy roles of the civil society sector, empowerment of vulnerable groups (especially unaccompanied minor asylum seekers).”

Therefore, any proposal which includes the abovementioned component/type of bilateral initiatives (which may include initiatives that will improve procedures & capacity that affect only the RAOs, the RICs etc) & promotes one of the Programme’s goals, is welcome.

2.Question on eligibility criteria for participation, sent on behalf of a Greek Kindergarten. The kindergarten is a legal entity of Public Law (Y.PAI.TH), with a registration number under the committee of primary education and with a distinct bank account managed by the Head of the Kindergarten. Does the Kindergarten meet the requirements for applying for the funding?

According to the call, eligible applicants are also public entities. From that perspective, being a public legal entity does not exclude your eligibility. Nevertheless, a final answer to the question regarding the eligibility can only be given after the submission of the proposal and after the examination and evaluation of all legal documents.

Please note that the proposal should be submitted by the holder of the TIN number (ΑΦΜ).

1.Will there be an open call for Programme I “Local Development & Poverty Reduction”?

The Bilateral Call for the Programme I “Local Development & Poverty Reduction” will be launched in the upcoming period. However, this will not be an open Call but the three pre-defined organizations under the specific Programme I (namely SolidarityNow, European Wergeland Center & Athens Development & Destination Management Agency), will be invited to submit their proposals, taking into consideration the content of the Call & its guidelines.