Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund: Investing in the Policy and Advocacy Capacity of CSOs and Young Researchers

The Enlargement Strategy 2013 Brings Increased Focus on Civil Society Enabling Environment
October 29, 2013
The Enlargement Strategy 2013 Brings Increased Focus on Civil Society Enabling Environment
October 29, 2013

BCSDN is proud to announce the successful candidates for funding under the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme. Out of 167 submitted project proposals from organizations and researchers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, 21 proposals were selected for funding. The pilot phase of the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund has proved to be a successful support model for boosting the advocacy skills of the organizations in Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro and the projects supported last year have demonstrated tangible results from the policy work. BCSDN is convinced that the selection conducted by an evaluation committee, composed of experts on public policy issues, advocacy and civil society development from the Western Balkan Countries and EU countries have great advocacy potential and have potential for real impact in the field of their work. The awarded organizations and individuals will also receive a training on advocacy and policy paper writing as well as continuous support in the implementation of the project by BCSDN, Pontis and assigned mentors.

BCSDN is happy to announce the following applicants who were selected for funding:

1. European Movement Albania, A Study on Accession Negotiations Institutional Set-up: In Quest of Efficiency and Multi-actor Involvement (Albania)

2. Blerjana Bino, Countering Marginalization and Discrimination through the Production of Alternative Discourse in the Public Sphere: The Case for a Roma Community Radio in Albania (Albania)

3. Klodjan Seferaj, Promote Participatory Evidence-based Policy Making on Crime and Confidence: the Benefits of Trust (Albania)

4. Institute for Environmental Policy, Implementation of Aarhus Convention in Albania: Struggle and Policy Implementation (Albania)

5. Center for Research and Development – CERD, Social Services and Public Private Partnerships – the Role of NGOs (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

6. Emina Cosic and Adnan Ovcina, Foreign Earned Diploma Holders in Public Administration (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

7. Humanitarian Organization Partner, Implementation of Disability Policy in B&H – Analysis and Recommendations (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

8. Association for Research and Political Studies, Strengthening the Capacity of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Improving Decision Implementation and Enforcement (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

9. Kosovo Center for Security Studies, Minority Inclusion in Kosovo Security Sector Institutions (Kosovo)

10. Center for Research, Documentation, Research and Publication, High School Dropout and Domestic Violence among Young Males of Families of Victims and Missing Persons during 1999 Conflict (Kosovo)

11. NGO Roma Resource Center, Restricted Opportunities, Choice or Imposition (Macedonia)

12. Analytica, Energy and Security Sector Governance in Macedonia: How to Improve its Effectiveness? (Macedonia)

13. Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”, IDSCS, Local Language Policies for Non-majority Communities. Tools for More Effective Use (Macedonia)

14. Citizens’ Association Front 21-42, “How Much the Polluters Really Pay in Macedonia?” Research the Implementation and Enforcement of the Law on Environment Articles, in Relation to Enforcement of the Principle for Polluter Payments in Macedonia (Macedonia)

15. Metamorphosis, Increasing Use of Governmental Websites as Tools for Transparency, Accountability and e-Participation (Macedonia)

16. Center for Economic Analyses, Good Governance through Better Fiscal Transparency (Macedonia)

17. Center for Civic Education, Through Inspection against Corruption (Montenegro)

18. Center for Civic Freedoms, Fostering Judicial Reform: Advocating Policy Solutions to Effective Legal Remedies (Montenegro)

19. Institute Alternativa, Towards Better Regulation of Public-private Partnerships and Concessions in Montenegro (Montenegro)

20. SOS Telephone for Women and Children Victims of Violence, Analysis of the Institutional and Administrative Capacity and Transparency of Work of Public Institutions Relevant for the Prevention and Protection from Family Violence (Montenegro)

21. Mikro Art, Towards Transparent Urban Development Process (Serbia)

To find out more about the successful applicants and their projects please click here.

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