Kosovo

“Miredita, Dobardan” Festival – YouthBuild

INTEGRA

Numerous analyses have shown that the greatest problem in the relations between different ethnicities in both countries is a lack of “real” communication and shared experience, which led to the situation where the only (or at least the most important) “reasoning” is based on prejudice. The project will consist of two components, building upon already existing cooperation and experience of Integra and Civic Initiatives. Both components will reduce prejudices and stereotypes among Serbian and Albanian youth groups, as well as citizens of both nationalities. The project will reduce social distances among people that create a very fertile ground for discrimination.

First component of the project will upgrade the Festival “Miredita, Dobardan” organized in September 2014 by Integra and Civic Initiatives. This festival engages activists and artists from Pristina and Belgrade in a peace building art project that has a significant political and social dimension in reforming the Serbian society on its path towards the EU. The second component of the Project will have look beyond existing initiatives and investigate the general atmosphere and specific conditions necessary for introducing new model of youth cooperation based on YouthBuild Program, with the guidance of Civic Initiatives as an organization that has shown to be the most successful in the region when it comes to implementing the YB.

Improving relations Online and Offline – Kosovo 2.0

Kosovo 2.0

Kosovo 2.0 is a media organization offering feature analysis and commentary of current socio-political events and developments with the aim of triggering reform and critical debate, both in Kosovo and abroad. Through various media approaches, Kosovo 2.0 aims at giving a voice to the country’s silenced, disenfranchised majority: young people. Kosovo 2.0 consists of: an

AWARDED SUB-GRANTS IN KOSOVO

Coalition for Equality STEP logo

Coalition for Equality STEP, with the support of the European Commission provided funds for sub-grants in Kosovo. From the numerous proposals that have been submitted in this call, two sub-grants were awarded. KORAK-HAPI-STEP is a coalition formed with goal of implementing a regional action to improve the status of human rights in Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo, in the areas of LGBT rights, strengthening the role of women in politics and public life, and monitoring court procedures for discrimination. It includes and connects a large number of NGOs and activists who share the values of the coalition. Members of Coalition for Equality are: Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM , Centre for Civic Education, Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo, The Network for the Committees of Human Rights in Serbia – CHRIS, Gay Straight Alliance, LGBT Forum Progress, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights and Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo.

Organizations that were awarded sub-grants in Kosovo are: NGO INTEGRA and KOSOVO GLOCAL (KOSOVO 2.0).

Notice on deadline extension for the Call for Proposals in Kosovo

Coalition for Equality STEP logo

Because of the small number of received projects the Call for Proposals will be extended by 14th of November 2014 until 17 pm.

Coalition for Equality STEP thanks to the support of the European Commission has secured funds for sub-grants in Kosovo, the amount of individual sub-grants is up to 9.000 EURO, and the activities are to be carried out from 17th November 2014 to 1st of February 2015. There will be awarded two sub-grants. STEP is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, organized with the aim to fight against discrimination at the regional level. The members of STEP are: Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, CHRIS Network, Centre for Civic Education Montenegro, Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo, Gay Straight Alliance, LGBT Forum Progress Montenegro and Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo. Main issues that STEP deals with are anti-discrimination policy, monitoring of anti-discrimination trials, LGBT rights, empowerment of women in public and political life, and combating discrimination and promoting equality in general. More on the work of STEP can be found on the STEP website.

You should send your project proposals in English by 14th November 2014.until 17 pm to the following address: korak@yucom.org.rs

CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN KOSOVO

Coalition for Equality STEP logo

Coalition for Equality STEP thanks to the support of the European Commission has secured funds for sub-grants in Kosovo, the amount of individual sub-grants is up to 9.000 EURO, and the activities are to be carried out from 15th November 2014. to 1st February 2015. There will be awarded two sub-grants.

STEP is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, organized with the aim to fight against discrimination at the regional level. The members of STEP are: Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, CHRIS Network, Centre for Civic Education Montenegro, Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo, Gay Straight Alliance, LGBT Forum Progress Montenegro and Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo. Main issues that STEP deals with are anti-discrimination policy, monitoring of anti-discrimination trials, LGBT rights, empowerment of women in public and political life, and combating discrimination and promoting equality in general. More on the work of STEP can be found on the STEP website. You should send your project proposals in English by 10th November 2014.until 10 am to the following address: korak@yucom.org.rs