Call for Bilateral Practical Learning Mobility Projects

One of the objectives of the Active Citizens Fund (ACF) programme funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism is to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Lithuanian NGOs and entities in Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) through the establishment of partnerships and joint activities, as well as the exchange of knowledge and experience.

The practical learning mobility scheme provides financial and administrative support for short-term practical learning experiences offered to professional staff or volunteers of Lithuanian NGO by an NGO in the Donor State and vice versa. Practically during learning mobility participant(s) develop some specific competencies that are useful for performing her/his work at an NGO. The scheme also covers learning mobilities during which new methods, good practices are exchanged/ learned. New partnerships or joint projects could be yet another expected result of this scheme. The involvement of a not-for-profit organization established in the Donor State is a pre-requisite for the activity to be considered a bilateral practical learning mobility.  

Practical Learning Mobilities scheme within the Bilateral cooperation outcome of the ACF in Lithuania, aims at:

  • enhancing and strengthening cooperation, improving mutual knowledge and understanding between donor and beneficiary CSOs;
  • creating opportunities to improve the existing and/or acquiring new practical skills in the areas of the organization's performance;
  • exchanging available work experience among the specialists in the same field;
  • applying new, more advanced work organization methods in order to improve practical training, management or other needed skills.


Eligible applicants:

NGO established in Lithuania or non-profit organization in the donor country.

The Active Citizens Fund Operator in Lithuania, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Icelandic Human Rights Centre could help facilitate contacts between Lithuanian NGOs and those established in the Donor States. Partnership databases by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee ( and the Icelandic Human Rights Centre (icelandic-ngo-database_2021.pdf ( have been established to facilitate the search for potential partners.


Practical learning mobility could last from 5 to 20 work days (all activities should terminate no later than March 31, 2024).


APF Funding:

Grant rate may constitute up to 100% of eligible expenses. Grant could cover direct costs for hosting related purposes, specific set of costs of the participant(s) (i.e., local and international travel, insurance, subsistence allowances, accommodation), compensate participant(s) work days and indirect costs.



The deadline to submit practical learning mobility application is 23:59 Lithuanian time on the 15th of December, 2022.


Call documents:


Application form

Budget form

Participating organization‘s declaration

In case of questions regarding the call, organizations may contact Fund Operator at or check the F.A.Q. section at

Call documents in Lithuanian