SMART Balkans Project, funded by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is implemented by a consortium of organizations: Centar za promociju civilnog društva (CPCD) from Bosnia and Herzegovina as a Lead Applicant, in partnership with Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) from North Macedonia, and Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) from Albania.
SMART Balkans project, through specialized Ad Hoc grants, is providing support for civil society organizations, informal citizens groups, and media outlets in dealing with emergency issues that could not be predicted and require immediate intervention.
Ad Hoc grants are available throughout the year, more flexible, with simplified and accelerated review procedure to ensure timely response to the individual need.
Ad Hoc grants are planned for unforeseen interventions for events that may occur but do not necessarily fall under/belong to any of the other granting categories. This grant represents support for initiatives that respond to unexpected urgent events or events with limited timing of implementation. The maximum amount of an individual grant is EUR 5,000. The size of the grant will be determined based on the proposed activity, the applicant’s capacity for the absorption of financial resources, and the limits of the total fund for this grant line.
The purpose of this grant type is NOT to support activities that could be planned/predicted in advance.
Ad hoc support needs to be in line with the SMART Balkans objectives.
The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to strengthening participatory democracies and Euro-Atlantic integrations in the Western Balkans by empowering civil society organizations and CSO networks for a stronger and more active role in creating peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development in Albania, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
Specific objectives of the SMART Balkans project are:
- Stronger, more sustainable, and vibrant CSOs in the six countries of the Western Balkans region
- Developed strong regional partnerships between civil society organizations from the region of the Western Balkans themselves and with their EU counterparts and public authorities
- Increased effectiveness of citizen influencing change through CSOs that advances Security and Stability and Governance in the Western Balkans region
- Increased awareness of public on importance of active participation of civil society in major development initiatives in the region of Western Balkans
Civil society organization must be registered on Grants Management platform which can be found on following link Grant management platform (smartbalkansproject.org)
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