Closing Date: 31.7 2018. CEP is a five-year USAID-funded program aiming to (1) strengthening constructive engagement by Macedonian civil society organizations on policies and issues of public concern; and (2) increasing and sustaining youth engagement in public life in Macedonia.
The aim of this round of rapid-response grants is to support initiatives that focus on the upcoming referendum. Up to 4 (four) grants of approximately USD $7500 each will be awarded for initiatives of 3-6 months in duration.
- Encouraging and facilitating citizen engagement in scrutinizing, assessing, and advancing the whole referendum process and the institutions responsible for its implementation;
- Enhancing people’s understanding and importance of their participation in the
referendum process based on informed choices with particular attention paid to
youth, women, minorities, the disabled, and those outside the capital;
- Voter education: encouraging first-time voters to vote, taking proactive steps to ensure people with disabilities can vote, restoring trust in the voting process of marginalized groups with particular attention to the groups listed above.
CEP is implemented by the East West Management Institute, in partnership with four local Macedonian civil society organizations: Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society, Association for Democratic Initiatives, Foundation for Open Society – Macedonia, and National Youth Council of Macedonia.