At the end of 2015 the Council of Europe implemented successfully a pilot Roma Political School in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2017, in partnership with Roma-led organisations, initiated in a Roma Political School in Portugal and Turkey. In autumn 2018, a similar training school was initiated in Italy and in 2019 in Ukraine. Within the present financial possibilities, the Council of Europe will give continuity to the processes already initiated. In 2021 the Council of Europe will run Roma Political Schools in Albania, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine and will encourage similar activities in other countries.

Call for proposals for grants for the organisation of Roma Political Schools Call for proposals for grants for the organisation of Roma Political Schools
This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion (2020 2025) Priority 5.2. Support democratic governance and promote public trust and accountability. It aims to co-fund national projects aimed at fostering the political participation of Roma. The Council of Europe is looking for grantees to organise Roma Political Schools in the following countries: Albania, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine.



Please read carefully all documents of the Call

Documents to be submitted:

  • the completed and signed Application Form (See Appendix I), please also provide a copy of this document in Word;
  • provisional budget (using the template reproduced in Appendix II), please also provide a copy of the budget in excel;
  • the other supporting documents:
    • CVs of the proposed coordinators and participants/mentors
    • document certifying the registration of the non-profit entity;
    • bank /financial statements authorized by a financial officer of the applicant;
    • contact details of referees.

Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.


The application form completed and signed, together with the supporting documents, must be submitted in electronic form (preferably Word and PDF, please also provide the excel version of the estimated budget and word version of the application form) to the following e-mail Emails should contain the following reference in subject: Call for proposals – GRANTS – Roma Political Schools 2021.

Applications must be received before 21 April 2021 (at 23:59 CET).

Applications received after the above-mentioned date will not be considered.


Call for Proposals