Supporting peacebuilding on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

NOTE: This call for proposals is now closed; applications are now under review by the selection committee. Applicants will receive further information in December.


Update: Now accepting applications in English and Russian with new deadline for applications

In response to feedback received from interested applicants in the South Caucasus, we would like to announce that EPNK will now be accepting RGI project applications in both English and Russian. All applications should be submitted using the RGI templates in English, but answers may be completed in Russian.

In order to provide sufficient time for applications to be completed and submitted, EPNK has extended the deadline for RGI project applications to Sunday 24 November (midnight GMT). The new deadline applies to applications completed in both English and Russian.


As part of the European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK), we are pleased to announce a call for proposals, funded by the European Union.

The Regional Grants Initiative (RGI) offers funding of €10,000-20,000 for small civil society projects that support peacebuilding efforts on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, with a total available fund of €100,000.

International Alert and the other EPNK members are already actively working to promote peace in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Through the RGI, we hope to include new partners and expand our activities to build confidence and promote peace in the region.

Applicants for RGI funding are invited to submit proposals for projects that involve NGOs based in the region, which complement EPNK’s activities and introduce new, innovative peacebuilding initiatives.

For more information, including full details of the call for proposal and eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please download the application documents at the bottom of this page. The deadline for applications is 24 November (midnight GMT).

About EPNK

EPNK is a consortium of five European NGOs (International Alert, Conciliation Resources, Crisis Management Initiative, Kvinna till Kvinna and LINKS) that works with local partners in the South Caucasus on a wide range of confidence-building projects to positively impact the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement process.

This EU-funded consortium supports a dynamic dialogue between a broad range of policy-makers, media and civil society representatives from all sides of the conflict. EPNK also brings a wider participation of conflict-affected people into the peace process, including women, youth, internally displaced persons and refugees. Its activities are arranged around three main themes: media, public policy and conflict-affected groups.

Find out more

EPNK has now launched its new website, which includes further information about the consortium, our members and activities, as well as the RGI application documents. Please visit us at