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RYCO launches Fourth Open Call for Project Proposals in the Western Balkans

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on October 11, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a grant, a Lead Applicant must be:
1. A legal entity, and
2. A non-profit-making CSO, established in one of the six Western Balkan Contracting Parties, a minimum of one year prior to the launch of this call for proposals;
3. Each Lead Applicant must apply with at least one other partner from a different Contracting Party, meaning that a partner must be registered as a legal entity in a Western Balkans six Contracting Party other than the one where the Lead Applicant is registered.
4. The following are eligible as partners:
a) non-profit-making CSOs, registered as legal entities established a minimum of one year prior to the launch of this Call;
b) secondary schools (private and public), registered as legal entities established a minimum of one year prior to the launch of this Call;
c) cultural institutions (private and public), registered as legal entities established at least one year prior to the launch of this Call;
d) sports associations and 
organizations in the field of sports, registered as legal entities, established at least one year prior to the launch of this Call;
e) trade unions registered as legal entities, established at least one year prior to the launch of this Call.

Utilize This Offer

The general objective of this call for proposals is to support the civil society in the Western Balkans to foster reconciliation and regional youth cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing young people with opportunities that create space for dialogue, mutual learning, and increased understanding across communities and RYCO Contracting Parties, as well as contribute to increasing capacities of CSOs in offering meaningful opportunities to young people in a changed reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts: minimum amount = EUR 15.000; maximum amount = EUR 30.000.

All projects supported under this call must relate to the following priority areas:
a) Regional youth cooperation, mobility, and exchange;
b) Enabling environment for regional youth cooperation.

This Call is supported by the European Union, and will be open until 12 October 2020.

For more information, please visit https://www.rycowb.org/?p=8420

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 01
Oct 01

fFriendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Thanks, Ana.