14. April. 2016. | 10:47

New launch: Active Civil Society: Slovak Balkan Public Policy Fund in Northern Kosovo

Pontis Foundation and AKTIV have launched a new project: Active Civil Society: Slovak Balkan Public Policy Fund in Northern Kosovo. The project aims to contribute to support of democratization process in Kosovo through support to the civil society. The project builds on the experience of successful grant mechanism, the Slovak Balkan Public Policy Fund.

1. Kick-off travel to North Kosovo, and public discussion – to raise awareness of the project and upcoming funding opportunity among civil society and municipality representatives

2. Call for Proposal for policy analysis/ recommendations related to a specific problem faced by the north Kosovo society. (4 small grants will be awarded)

Thematic focus:

-                      Minority rights and policies of protecting socially vulnerable groups

-                      Education and employment of youth

-                      Transparency, accountability and good governance

-                      Civic participation and youth engagement

3. Realization of summer school of advocacy and public policy for the North Kosovo civil society representatives (Slovak and Kosovo- Prishtina based Experts)

4. Mentoring of the grantees by Slovak and Kosovo Mentors

5. Tailor – made study visits to Slovakia 

6. Advocacy activities and meetings with stakeholders in North Kosovo and Prishtina

7. Networking event with civil society, donors and Kosovo authorities

8. Final Evaluation