FIQ and INDEP give 15 grants for local CSOs in Kosovo

15 local CSOs has been selected for receiving grants in the amount of 3,500 – 4,000 EUR as part of the grant scheme “Fostering Sustainable Organisational Development for CSOs in Kosovo” launched by FIQ and INDEP and supported by the European Union Office in Kosovo.

In a highly competitive process with more than 100 applications, the evaluation committee selected the following CSOs for implementing their original project ideas:

  • NGO Center for Environmental Education and Development CEDE
  • NGO Center for Psycho-Social and Medical Research
  • NGO Alternative Cultural Center Gracanica ACCG
  • NGO Virtual Sophists
  • NGO Me Dore ne Zemer
  • NGO Kosova’s Organization of Medical Students KOMS
  • NGO Norma
  • NGO Fortesa
  • NGO Ekovizioni
  • NGO Admovere
  • Center for Social Affirmation of Youth
  • ETEA
  • General Youth Education Kosovo

Before the actual implementation of the projects, the CSOs will have to complete the Sustainability Academy, which aims to assist the CSOs in terms of capacity building and smooth implementation of their project ideas.

The 15 projects are implemented in 4 thematic areas: 1. Democracy and Good Governance, 2. Education, Employment and Social Policies, 3. Youth and Volunteering, and 4. Rule of Law and Human Rights.

After the implementation of their projects, the beneficiary CSOs will be establishing partnerships amongst themselves in the form of 4 thematic coalitions to engage in local advocacy initiatives. Partnership projects will be funded up to 8500 euros.