Phare ACCESS Programmes

ACCESS was a special pre-accession program designed to support initiatives and strengthen the operational capacity of non-governmental and non-profit organisations through co-financing grants for projects of relevance to the acquis adoption / implementation and to certain social need priorities. In addition, participation costs in EU-wide civil organisation networks are supported. Eligible projects target environmental protection; health protection; socio-economic development; consumer protection; human rights or activities in the social sector.

In three projects types (macro scheme, micro scheme, networking facility) altogether the number of projects supported each grant round were as follows:

  • Phare ACCESS 2001: 51 (implemented in 2003-2004)
  • Phare ACCESS 2002: 54 (implemented in 2004-2005)
  • Phare ACCESS 2003: 39 (implemented in 2005-2006)

Grant distributed:

  • ACCESS 2001: 2,200,000 EUR
  • ACCESS 2002: 2,617,390 EUR
  • ACCESS 2003: 2,355,000 EUR

Senior Program Officer (SPO): Hungarian Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour

Program Administration Officer (PAO): National Development Agency Central Finance and Contracts Unit

Main activities performed by DemNet:

  • Publish grant announcements
  • Organize information forums
  • Provide information service to NGOs
  • Manage grant applications
  • Identify evaluators
  • Assist in proposal evaluation
  • Assist in contracting
  • Control financial procedures
  • Monitor project implementation
  • Assist in public procurement
  • Evaluation and reporting

Main activities

·         Publish grant announcements

·         Organize information forums

·         Provide information service to NGOs

·         Manage grant applications

·         Identify evaluators

·         Assist in proposal evaluation

·         Assist in contracting

·         Control financial procedures

·         Monitor project implementation

·         Assist in public procurement

·         Evaluation and reporting

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