The Municipality of Ugljevik in Partnership with the United Nations Development Program has announced a Public Call for Civil Society Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations to submit project proposals as part of the Project Regional Program of Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (Reload2).
The subject of the Public Call is to strengthen partnership relations between civil society organizations and LGUs by building awareness of the usefulness of mutual cooperation and encouraging sustainable dialogue, all with the aim of providing better services to the local community. The activity is carried out as part of the ReLOaD2 project, financed by the European Union (EU), and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in six countries of the region, namely: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia.
- The overall goal of the project is to strengthen participatory democracy and EU integration in the Western Balkans, by empowering civil society and encouraging young people to actively participate in the decision-making process, as well as improving the stimulating legal and financial environment for civil society.
- The specific goal of the project is to strengthen partnerships between local authorities and civil society in the Western Balkans, by expanding the successful model of transparent project financing of CSOs (LOD methodology) from the budget of local self-government units, aimed at greater civic participation and youth participation in decision-making processes and improvement of service provision in local communities.
- The general goal of this call is to further strengthen partnership relations between civil society organizations and LGUs by building awareness of the usefulness of mutual cooperation and encouraging sustainable dialogue, all with the aim of providing better services to the local community.
- Thematic areas, such as social services for the most vulnerable, social inclusion, gender equality, environmental protection, human rights and similar are in the focus of the ReLOaD2 project.
A total of five thematic areas were prioritized within the framework of the public call:
- Young people
- Support for improving the position of young people through the organization of trainings/workshops aimed at their social and economic inclusion.
- Development of new content for better spending of free time (cultural, sports, entertainment and other content for young people).
- Support for the arrangement of premises and the improvement of conditions for playing sports for young people in the area of the Municipality of Ugljevik.
- Promotion of culture, art and artistic creativity for all categories of the population.
- Inclusion of people with disabilities in various cultural and artistic contents.
- Informal education
- Support for children with difficulties in developing and mastering teaching content.
- Projects that contribute to improving the quality of life of socially excluded categories of the population through the organization of informal education for the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
- Environmental protection and rural development
- Projects that contribute to the preservation of the environment.
- Projects that contribute to the social activism of young people in rural areas.
- Promotion, popularization and popularization of amateur sports.
- Inclusion of persons with disabilities through sports and recreational facilities.
- The value of project proposals to be awarded under this call must be between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- minimum amount: 10,000.00KM
- maximum amount: 50,000.00 KM
Duration: The duration of projects can be from 6 (six) to 9 (nine) months, in the period from July 2023 to March 2024.
Location: Projects must be implemented exclusively in the territory of the municipality of Ugljevik and for the residents of Ugljevik.
- Participation in this public call is open, on equal grounds, to all formally registered CSOs (association/association or foundation), in accordance with the applicable legal regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- In order to apply for the public call, applicants must:
- be a formally registered CSO in accordance with applicable legal regulations (association/association or foundation);
- This public call is not open to branches of foreign and international associations, foundations and other non-profit organizations registered and operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Applicants will be excluded from participation in the call or from the awarding of grants if, at the time of the call for submission of project proposals, they are:
- subjects of conflict of interest (eg employees of partner LGUs who at the same time hold executive or managerial roles in CSOs);
- provided false information or failed to provide necessary information;
- tried to obtain confidential information, influenced the evaluation committee or the authorized party for contracts during the evaluation process of the call for submission of project proposals.
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