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Call for Social Innovation Projects in Partnership of Local Self-Governments and Civil Society Organisations Published

  • Belgrade, 12 April 2019

Through the Swiss PRO programme, the Swiss government will support, with funds worth EUR 85,000.00, local self-governments (LSGs) to implement social innovation projects to initiate better access to rights for at least 500 citizens from vulnerable groups.

The Call for Proposals will last until 20 May 2019, and will support up to six project proposals worth from EUR 10,000 to EUR 14,000.

Key thematic areas for project proposals are empowering excluded groups through training for their better employability as well as improvement of public services availability for vulnerable groups in education, social protection and health.

To be eligible for support, the applicant must be one of 16 LSGs that were awarded with the technical assistance in the first phase of this Call for Proposals i.e. Babušnica, Bela Palanka, Bosilegrad, Vladičin Han, Vlasotince, Zaječar, Ivanjica, Kragujevac, Novi Pazar, Nova Varoš, Negotin, Raška, Smederevo, Smederevska Palanka, Trgovište and Ćuprija. The applicants should also have adopted one or both regulations developed within the technical assistance, related to determination of the public interest and financing of CSOs, as well as mandatory partnership with local CSO.

CSO partner must be registered for a minimum of one year with clear and provable track-record from the previous projects involving international donors and organisations. For project proposals involving provision of specific social protection services, such CSOs have to be licensed for provision of the proposed social protection services, with at least two years of experience in provision of such services.

More information about the Call, the criteria for the selection, the submission of application as well as application documentation is available at competitions/public calls.

In order to present the details of the support Programme to the interested LSGs – from the application and participation in the public call via the project selection criteria to receiving grants, the Swiss PRO Programme will organise the info sessions, which will be held from 22 to 25 April 2019.