Info session held in Bijelo Polje

Today, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized an info session in Bijelo Polje, in the premises of the EU corner, where the details of the IV call for proposals for the allocation of funds for civil society organizations (CSO) within the project ‘’CSOs in Montenegro – from basic services to policy shaping -M’BASE” were presented.

Petar Đukanović, Programme director of the CCE, explained the objectives, criteria, and eligible themes of the CfP that should be a response to the challenges in important areas for the process of Montenegro’s EU integration, as well as financial aspects, rules, and the procedure for evaluating and ranking project proposals.

Details about the financial aspect were elaborated by Aldina Žudjelović, programme assistant.

The info session gathered interested representatives of non-governmental organizations from the North of Montenegro.

This Call is aimed at direct assistance to the CSOs for their participation in the Europeanization and democratization of society through financial support to their projects, strengthening their capacity to successfully implement these activities in line with the EU rules and providing continuous mentoring throughout projects implementation. For the CSOs that will be supported, a comprehensive capacity building programme in project management and visibility of project activities, as well as monitoring of public institutions, is prepared.

A total amount of EUR 500,000 will be allocated through the fourth Call for Proposals, and support for individual projects, within two categories, will range from a minimum of 10,000 EUR to a maximum of 50,000 EUR.

The next info session will be held tomorrow, on 20 January 2023, in the Small hall of the municipality of Bar.

 The project CSOs in Montenegro – from basic services to policy shaping – M’BASE is implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), in partnership with the German Friedrich Ebert (FES), NGO Center for the Protection and Research of Birds (CZIP) and NGO Politikon Network, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration and Ministry of European Affairs the Government of Montenegro. The project is financed by the European Union and co-financed by the Ministry of Public Administration.

Aldina Žudjelović, Programme assistant