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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bold Action Workshops on Civic Engagement

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 1, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 1, 2021
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The U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina is pleased to announce this grant opportunity to design and implement two BOLD (BiH Omladinski Lideri, Bosnia and Herzegovina Young Leaders) Civic Engagement Workshops for BiH Youth Leaders.

The goal of these workshops is to create opportunities for active participation and civic engagement of young BiH leaders in their communities through skill development; with special emphasis on the development and implementation of their own projects to address a particular need in the community.

The workshops should provide a broad foundation of skills needed to succeed in the civil society sector, including, but not limited to, the fundamentals of project management, innovative civic engagement project design, project-based collaboration, leveraging assets within the BOLD network to ensure project success, strategies to overcome apathy and skepticism, and how to work with other like-minded individuals or groups to lead the broader community toward positive change.

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Applicants should propose two workshops, each on the same theme, for at least 40 participants from across BiH, and up to 10 days in length. The age range of possible participants is 18-35, but the applicant may limit the range.

The first workshop should take place within the 2021 calendar year and the second workshop should take place within the first half of 2022.

The workshops should offer an innovative plan and provide young people with a concrete understanding of what civic engagement entails and the practical skills to become active in their communities to effect positive change in an area beneficial to the public.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Non-government, non-profit organizations (including think tanks, civil society organizations), educational institutions that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible to apply.
2. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to work in all parts of BiH, whether independently or in cooperation with a partner organization.

Award amount: USD 120,000.

Length of performance period: 16 months.

Closing Date for Applications: March 02, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 01
Feb 01

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Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thanks, Ana.