Info sessions held in Podgorica and Kotor

On 24 January, in the conference hall of the Centre for Civic Education in Podgorica, and on 25 January, in the Multimedia Hall of the PI KC in Kotor, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized info sessions dedicated to the presentation of the details of the V call for the allocation of funds to civil society organizations (CSOs) within the project “CSOs in Montenegro – from basic services to policy shaping – M’BASE”.

Petar Đukanović, programme director of the CCE, explained the objectives, conditions and themes of the call for proposal, which should represent a response to challenges in areas important for the process of integration of Montenegro into the EU, as well as rules and the procedure for evaluating and ranking project proposals.

Details about the financial aspect were presented by Milena Brajović, financial manager, and Aldina Žudjelović, programme assistant.

Info sessions were attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations from the central and southern parts of Montenegro.

This call for proposal aims to provide direct assistance to CSOs for their participation in the Europeanization and Democratization of society through financial support for their projects, strengthening their capacities to successfully implement these activities in accordance with European rules and ensuring continuous mentoring during the duration of the projects. For the CSOs that will be supported, a comprehensive capacity building programme in project management and the visibility of project activities, as well as monitoring of public institutions, has been prepared.

A total of EUR 185,000 will be allocated through this call, while support for individual projects will range from a minimum of EUR 10,000 to a maximum of EUR 30,000.

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 Stiftung (FES), NGO Center for the Protection and Research of Birds (CZIP) and NGO Politikon Network from Montenegro, 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.

 Monika Mrnjačević, Programme Assistant