With funding provided by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT) and KDZ – Centre for Public Administration Research implemented the programme Capacity building in the countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova, in the period December 2014 to January 2018. The aim of the Programme was to strengthen the governance structures of the countries in the region and to prepare them for possible accession to the European Union, with a focus on local and regional governments.

After successful implementation of the first phase, the follow-up three-year programme has been approved and the BACID II relaunched in April 2018.

The total amount available under the BACID Fund is € 200,000. The funds will be distributed through Calls for proposals. If the dedicated amount is not spent in one Call, the remaining funds will be transferred to the following Calls. ADA reserves the right to amend maximum amounts available per Call and per action, or not to award all available funds. The amount available in the second Call for proposals is € 60,000.

To qualify for seed funding, concrete follow-up funding programmes must be specified (e.g. EC programme, governmental programme, other donors’ calls for proposals, or similar) in the Application Form. Activities that are accepted as preparation for follow-up funding are the development of project ideas through workshops, implementation of small-scale pilot activities, as well as the preparation of studies, analyses or applications for identified potential funding. The own contribution of Applicants and Partners is obligatory and may include in-kind contributions.

Before applying, please download and read the Guidelines for Applicants carefully: 

Second Call under BACID II Guidelines for Applicants

Here you can download the Application Package:

Complete and correctly filled out applications shall be sent electronically mailto:bacid@kdz.or.at.

For further information, you can review the following template of the grant contract: