The Pontis Foundation (Slovakia) and the Balkan Civil Society Development Network announce the first
Call for Proposal for individuals and organizations from Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro to undertake research projects on the topic of:
1. Mechanisms and practice of consultation, coordination and cooperation between state and non-state actors (civil society, public and private interests groups etc.) in the design and implementation (monitoring & assessment) of EU driven reforms in different areas (preferably those in fight against corruption and environment);
2. Progress, challenges and policy advice to create appropriate administrative and judicial structures in order to apply Community rules and procedures;
3. Policy recommendations towards closer alignment of the country’s social policy to the acquis (including social dialogue and fighting gray economy); or
4. Regional policies in the context of EU accession.
The aim of the project is to strengthen civil society by developing the advocacy skills its involvement in reform processes and the public debate on the accession process through providing grants to local organisations and individuals with civil society background.
The deadline for submitting applications is 30th of November 2011.
For more information please contact BCSDN at email@example.com.