RYCO launches Fourth Open Call for Project Proposals
RYCO is looking for project proposals that will change the Western Balkans.
1000 new grants and donors
The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an intergovernmental organization that stewards and promotes regional, cross-border and intercultural cooperation within and among its six Western Balkan Contracting Parties (WB6) – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
RYCO is established upon the belief that young people are real change-makers and when provided with an opportunity to learn, grow, and voice their ideas, their social and economic prospects are enhanced and the whole community benefits over the long term. RYCO’s fourth Open Call is designed to provide decisive support to CSOs that can contribute to this vision, whether they wish to engage in such activities for the first time or require assistance to expand their already existing work.
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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.
Deadline Free Grants
Specific Objective 1: Reconciliation, Intercultural Dialogue and Learning
Specific Objective 2: Influencing and Advocacy Actions
Specific Objective 3: Strengthening Capacities of CSOs
The overall financial envelope for this call is EUR 330.000.
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 will relate to the following priority areas.
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Priority Area 1: Regional youth cooperation, mobility, and exchange
Priority Area 2: Enabling environment for regional youth cooperation.
To be eligible for a grant, a Lead Applicant must:
Be a legal entity, and
Be 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.
Experience Grant Mapping
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. The following are eligible as partners:
non-profit-making CSOs, registered as legal entities established a minimum of one year prior to the launch of this Call;
secondary schools (private and public), registered as legal entities established a minimum of one year prior to the launch of this Call;
cultural institutions (private and public), registered as legal entities established at least one year prior to the launch of this Call;
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;
Trade unions registered as legal entities, established at least one year prior to the launch of this Call.
For more information, visit https://www.rycowb.org/?p=8420