On 1 September, the Center for Democracy Foundation officially awarded grants to the selected local youth organisations via the Youth Fund – Our Voice Must Also Be Heard and the EU Balkan Youth for Europe project. 64 applications were submitted, while 14 of the best projects were selected for grant approval.
The aim of the Youth Fund is to strengthen local democracy in the Western Balkans by providing support to local youth organisations that represent the active participation of young people at a local level. Let’s not forget that the total funds of the Youth Fund amount to EUR 78,000.
We would once again like to thank all the organisations for there interest and invite you to follow the Meet the Grantees campaign to get to know the supported local youth organisations, as well as their projects.
A list of the selected projects can be found in the table below:
|Title of the Project||Name of the applicant||Contracting Authority|
|Singing Together – Youth Voices||Art Aparat||Serbia|
|Young2democracy||Demonstrational Garden Association||Serbia|
|Voices of youth make the decisions||Association ecologic organization ECO ACTION Tetovo||North Macedonia|
|Face to Face with Local Administration||Trade Union Educational Centre||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|First steps towards Youth Centered Leskovac||Association of citizens Team 42||Serbia|
|Motivate, Activate, Participate!||NGO InterLingua||Montenegro|
|Youth as agents of fostering local democracy through active participation in structured dialogue||National Youth Congress of Albania||Albania|
|Empower Youth for Participation! (EYP)||Youth Voice Network||Albania|
|Gracanica Youth Clubs||Youth Association – Young Active Gracanica||Kosovo[*]|
|Opinion Poll on Budget Priorities of Youth||Balkanski razvojni centar Kraljevo||Serbia|
|We create dialogue||NYGEA||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Unijada 2020||Student’s Union Vršac||Serbia|
|“Brus and youth”||Youth Centar Brus||Serbia|
|Unity in Diversity||RONA||Kosovo[*]|
[*] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence
‘Regional Youth Compact for Europe’ is a three-year project implemented by the Center for Democracy Foundation, together with 13 partners from the region. The project is financially supported by the European Union and Balkan Trust for Democracy.