The second round of the Confidence Building call for applications is now open!
The Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBSG) and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation of the German Marshall Fund (BST) are continuing their joint funding initiative to support confidence building activities of non-state actors in the South Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova, and its neighboring countries. The partners are convinced that civil society can make a valuable contribution to the process of confidence building, mutual understanding and reconciliation between populations in territories presently or recently involved in (armed) conflicts. This initiative is designed to encourage grantees to investigate new ways, methods and approaches for fostering mutual understanding.
Organizations requesting grants must be legally registered in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners, especially those from the EU, is possible and welcome.
Projects working in the following areas would be especially appreciated:
- approaches to build and/or strengthen local, regional and national capacities to promote coexistence and reintegration;
- cross-border initiatives for youth; approaches to civic education or active citizenship;
- approaches to reconciliation and peace that incorporate experiences from history and convey them to the younger generation;
- arts and cultural work to advance peace and reconciliation;
- the role of media in overcoming stereotypes.
A special emphasis is placed on multilateral initiatives and those that reach out to the neighboring countries.
The projects must be completed and reported to BST by July 2020. The maximum duration of the project should not exceed 6 months. The average grant will be around 23,000 USD (about 18,000 EUR).
Interested organizations are invited to submit project proposals only from September 3, 2019 until October 18, 2019, at 18:00 in Bucharest, Romania (UTC+3:00).