30 Nov SPACES OF RESILIENCE – OPEN CALL FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES, ASSOCIATIONS, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, CITIZEN GROUPS, AND INDIVIDUALS
SPACES OF RESILIENCE
OPEN CALL FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES, ASSOCIATIONS, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, CITIZEN GROUPS, AND INDIVIDUALS
KROKODIL Association and the European Fund for the Balkans invite all interested civil and local initiatives, civil society organizations, citizen groups, associations, activists, and individuals who are active in changing their communities and contributing to the development of a democratic and better society, to apply for an open call under the Spaces of Resilience project: Program for Strengthening Local Initiatives.
Our aim is to offer a unique platform to twenty organizations or activists who are changing their local community, that will help them develop and strengthen their capacities, and to provide them with a physical space and technical support for meetings, public events, promotions, recording of radio shows/podcasts, workshops and other activities. Over the course of a year, the selected organizations and individuals will go through a series of trainings and workshops with mentors. They will learn about various successful practices and acquire practical knowledge and the skills necessary to carry out their activities.
The training sessions will cover four thematic areas:
- Organizational development and advocacy (strategic planning, strengthening skills and familiarization with tools that are key to initiating changes in laws and regulations),
- Programme capacities (project writing, programme design, monitoring and evaluation),
- Communication skills and PR (public relations skills, communication strategies, risk PR, storytelling, etc.),
- Advocacy and networking capacities (advocacy and networking skills in processes that help change public policies).
All selected candidates will get access to the regional network of the European Fund for the Balkans, which offers the possibility of networking with similar organizations as well as information about grants that can be applied for. In October 2024, the best project will be selected to receive financial support (a grant of EUR 5,000) from the European Fund for the Balkans. The selected initiatives, organizations, and individuals will vote for the best project, and the KROKODIL Association and the European Fund for the Balkans will each have one vote.
The goal of the Spaces of Resilience project is to help selected organizations or individuals further develop and strengthen their capacities in order to increase and strengthen the involvement of the public in the processes of advocacy, decision-making and democratization, the struggle for human rights, influence on the creation of public policies, and the promotion of cultural diversity and regional cooperation.
WHO CAN APPLY?
This open call is intended for citizen groups, civil society organizations, associations, local initiatives that are non-partisan and non-profit, and individuals who carry out their activities on the territory of the Republic of Serbia and deal with socially relevant topics of importance for their local and wider community. The Spaces of Resilience project will support a maximum of 20 successful applicants.
The deadline for submitting applications is 15 December 2023. The results will be published by the end of the year.
A brief description and project proposal must be submitted with the application.
Apply to the open call HERE.
For any further questions, you can contact KROKODIL Association by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project Spaces of Resilience: Program for Strengthening Local Initiatives is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).