The Robert Bosch Stiftung 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 and its neighboring countries. 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, Russia Turkey 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:
• 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;
• the role of media in overcoming stereotypes.
A special emphasis is placed on multilateral initiatives and those that reach out to the neighboring countries – Russia and Turkey.
The average grant will be around 23,000 USD (about 18,000 EUR). Multilateral projects may exceed that amount in exceptional cases.
Two different application deadlines are offered in the 2015 – 2016 Call. The partners recommend applying in spring since funds are limited.
1) For the June 4, 2015 deadline, interested organizations are invited to submit project proposals from May 4, 2015 until June 4, 2015, at 18:00 in Bucharest, Romania (UTC+3:00).
2) For the October 1, 2015 deadline, interested organizations are invited to submit project proposals only from September 1, 2015 until October 1, 2015, at 18:00 in Bucharest, Romania (UTC+3:00).
Project proposals must be submitted in English only, using the application and budget forms from BST’s webpage. Applications have to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.