25.04.2017

Confidence Building 2017 – 2018 Call for Project Proposals

The Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation of the German Marshall Fund (BST) are continuing their joint funding initiative to support confidence building activities of non-state actors in the South Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova, and its neighboring countries. The partners are convinced that civil society can make a valuable contribution to the process of confidence building, mutual understanding and reconciliation between populations in territories presently of recently involved in (armed) conflicts. This initiative is designed to encourage grantees to investigate new ways, methods and approaches for fostering mutual understanding.

The projects should be initiated by civil society organizations which can effectively engage target audiences within the population of the region in their projects’ activities. Organizations requesting grants must be legally registered in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners (especially those from the EU) is possible and welcome.

Projects working in the following areas would be especially appreciated:
  • approaches to build and/or strengthen local, regional and national capacities to promote coexistence and reintegration;

  • cross-border initiatives for youth;

  • approaches to civic education or active citizenship;

  • approaches to reconciliation and peace that incorporate experiences from history and convey them to the younger generation;

  • arts and cultural work to advance peace and reconciliation;

  • the role of media in overcoming stereotypes

The average grant will be around 23,000 USD (about 18,000 EUR). Multilateral projects may exceed that amount in exceptional cases.

Deadline (second): 29 September 2017

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