Due Date: 19.10 2018. Grants aim to encourage non-state actors to investigate new ways, methods, and approaches for fostering confidence building, mutual understanding, and reconciliation between populations in territories presently or recently involved in (armed) conflicts.
Open to civil society organizations legally registered and operating in: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners (especially those from the EU) is possible and welcome.
- approaches to build and/or strengthen local, regional and national capacities to promote coexistence and reintegration/li>
- cross-border initiatives for youth/li>
- approaches to civic education or active citizenship/li>
- approaches to reconciliation and peace that incorporate experiences from history and convey them to the younger generation/li>
- arts and cultural work to advance peace and reconciliation/li>
- the role of media in overcoming stereotypes
- multilateral initiatives and those that reach out to the neighboring countries
Proposals can focus on creating various platforms (environment, music, sports, etc.) that bring together people from territories involved in conflicts, on facilitating contacts between state actors in the South Caucasus and the surrounding regions in informal settings, on using different media tools (traditional and/ or new) to foster mutual understanding, etc.
Projects should be creative and exemplary; use novel and innovative means of building trust; and employ realistic and economical budget calculations. Average grant range: ~ EUR 18,000 / USD 23,000 USD. Multilateral projects may exceed that amount in exceptional cases.