Data Protection Policy

The Active Citizens Fund Programme in Bulgaria is carried out within the Financial Mechanism (FM) of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2014-2021.

The Programme Operator of the Active Citizens Fund is the Financial Mechanism Office at the European Free Trade Association.
Open Society Institute – Sofia is the Fund Operator for Bulgaria in consortium with Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation and Trust for Social Achievement Foundation. Each of the three organizations members of the consortium is data controller within the meaning of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).

The organizations apply their own data protection policy.

You may find more information regarding the data protection policy adopted for the management activities of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria as follows:

Open Society Institute – Sofia – leading partner in the consortium, coordinates the overall implementation of the Fund activities, the bilateral cooperation activities, as well as the following thematic priorities: strengthened democratic culture and civic awareness; increased support for human rights and increased civic engagement in environmental protection/climate change. The data protection policy is available at:

Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation – coordinates the regional cooperation activities and the following thematic priorities: vulnerable groups are empowered; civil society organizations actively address gender equality and gender based violence and enhanced capacity and sustainability of the civil society sector including civil society organizations. The data protection policy is available at:

Trust for Social Achievement Foundation – manages the scholarship programme within the Fund. The privacy policy is available at: