The funding instrument, Individual Projects East, is available to Austrian civil society organisations (CSOs) that implement multi-year projects in developing countries together with local partner organisations. The partners must retain responsibility (ownership). Another criterion is cooperation with other local and international organisations and interest groups and alignment of activities with the policies and strategies of partner countries.

Eligible for application are associations, foundations, trade unions, local authorities or other public corporations based in Austria. Individuals may not submit applications.

Ineligible for funding are studies and projects that are solely concerned with passenger or freight transport in a developing country or include more than 50 per cent building and/or purchase costs for fixed assets (including related personnel costs).

In principle, the funding rate is 25% of the total project budget.

For the following countries, the funding rate is up to 65% of the total project budget:

  • Danube Region/Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
  • Black Sea Region/South Caucasus: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova 

Further information can be found in the funding guidelines. 

The project term may amount to between two and three years. The submission deadline for funding applications is the 20 March each year.