TACSO Call for Proposals: Civil Society Against Violent Extremism Program in Albania

Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Albanian Helsinki Committee, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Serbian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and Together For Life (TFL) are seeking proposals for a program entitled “Civil Society Against Violent Extremism” that is funded by the European Union.

The objective of this EU project funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights is: “Challenging and preventing the spread of violent extremism and radicalization in remote areas of Albania.”

This call for proposals is valid from the date of 09 June – 31 July 2017, and belongs to the Grants Scheme, as one of the main components of the project, which aims to fund projects that support CSOs operating in field of children’s rights, child protection or human rights in general, community-based groups, youth groups.

Three information sessions will be held respectively on 12 / 07 / 2017 at 12:00 in Gjirokastra, on 13 / 07 / 2017 at 12:00 in Tirana and 14 / 07 / 2017 at 12:00 in Shkodër.

Program Priorities

  • Building communities that are resilient to the spread of violent extremism and the expansion of social services and providing educational and economic opportunities, particularly for members of marginalized populations and youth, to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable citizens
  • Community building for risk groups (in particular youth, women and people belonging to religious- or marginalized groups), peer education, creating social platforms;
  • Building networks on local, national and regional level;
  • Raising awareness and communications plan at the local level involving community and youth on contributing on preventing violent extremism;
  • Organization of community-based public events, including seminars, workshops, training and awareness sessions and cultural events;
  • Production of researches, documents, reports, studies, press articles and various media products.
  • Support of the implementation of the National Strategy Countering Violent Extremism
  • Projects that enable victims to tell their stories, both as part of their personal recovery and as part of the effort to create new counter-narratives

Funding Information

  • Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
    • minimum amount: EUR 5,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 10,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • The direct beneficiaries are civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations, media organizations.
  • To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be:
    • a non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation
    • be legally established in Albania, and
    • directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action, not acting as an intermediary.

Eligible Country: Albania

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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