Today in Bijelo Polje, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) in cooperation with the municipality of Bijelo Polje, organized an info session to present details of the call for proposals for projects of civil society organizations (CSO) within the project ‘’CSOs in Montenegro – from basic services to policy shaping -M’BASE”.
Petar Đukanović, Programme director of the CCE, and Milena Brajović, Financial manager, explained the objectives, criteria and eligible themes of the Call that should be a response to the challenges in areas important for the democratization and Europeanization of Montenegro, as well as financial aspects, rules and procedure of evaluation and selection of the project proposals.
This call is aimed at direct assistance to the CSOs to participate in the Europeanization and democratization of society through financial support to their projects, strengthening their capacity to successfully implement these activities following EU rules and providing continuous mentoring throughout projects. Therefore, a comprehensive capacity-building programme in project management, enhancing the visibility of these project activities and conducting public and advocacy campaigns, as well as monitoring of public institutions at the local and national level, will be provided to supported CSOs.
A total of EUR 550,000 will be allocated through this Call for Proposals. The amount of funds that can be allocated for an individual project under this call will range from a minimum of EUR 10,000 to a maximum of EUR 60,000.
With the application of prescribed epidemiological measures, the info session was attended by almost 20 interested representatives of civil society organizations, media and local authorities.
The project CSOs in Montenegro – from basic services to policy shaping – M’BASE is implementing the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), in partnership with the German foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), NGO Center for the Protection and Research of Birds (CZIP) and NGO Politikon Network (PIN) from Montenegro, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media and European Integration Office of the Government of Montenegro. The project is financed by the European Union.
Maja Marinović, Programme associate