Swiss PRO
  • Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM)

Opportunities / Public Calls


Application deadline:
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

CFP 01-2019

Call for Proposals – Support to Local Self-Governments for Establishment of Citizens’ Advisory Services

  • Post date: Monday, 18 March 2019

  • Closed on: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 24:00

Become more responsible in a better approach to the rights of vulnerable groups through the establishment of a systematic mechanism of the Citizens’ Advice Services, which is in line with the newly adopted Draft Law on Free Legal Aid.

Do you meet the following requirements?

You are one of 99 cities and municipalities that can apply for Swiss PRO support, and belong to less developed municipal categories, i.e. II, III, and IV groups according to the degree of development, and you do not have an established unit for providing free legal aid.

The Citizens’ Advisory Services can be organised through:

  • Project engagement of a person holding faculty diploma in law
  • Partnership with a civil society organisation (minimum 2 years of existence) or a law office

Inter-municipal cooperation is encouraged.

The value of the grant is from USD 15,100 to US 18,875 per project.

Duration of projects: 18 months (3 months for preparatory activities, 15 months for providing advisory services to citizens)

How to apply?

Download detailed information on the Public Call as well as application forms from the website

Submit completed forms in accordance with the terms of the Call until 16 April 2019 at

Please clarify the clarification requests at the email address  no later than 12 April 2019.

About the Call

The total Call budget for grants to local governments is USD 226,500. This initiative is just one of the activities funded by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss PRO development programme in order to improve the access of local vulnerable groups to their rights and needs by ensuring better policies and practices of social inclusion.

Selection of grantees will be done by evaluating and ranking the submitted project proposals.

You can learn more about the Programme as well as about the process, the selection criteria and the way of application in the info sessions (the schedule of info-session will be published in due course) and the Call for Proposals Description and Criteria below.

Visit one of the six info sessions where we will present the details of the Call:

  • Zaječar, on Monday, 25 March, Regional Development Agency of Eastern Serbia RARIS (Trg oslobođenja bb) at 13 pm
  • Niš, on Tuesday, 26 March, Regional Centre for Professional Development of Employees in Education (Pariske komune bb) at 12 am
  • Vranje, on Wednesday, 27 March, Hall of the City Administration (Kralja Milana No. 1), at 11 am
  • Kraljevo, on Monday, 1 April, Hall of the City Administration (Trg Jovana Sarića 1) at 12 am
  • Užice, on Tuesday, 2 April, Regional Centre for Professional Development of Employees in Education (Nemanjina 52) at 13 pm
  • Šabac, on Wednesday, 3 April, Centre for Professional Development (Nikola Tesla 1A) at 12 am