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Apply Now to Counter Narratives of Division in Kosovo

Organisation: Kosovo 2.0

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: 3,000€ - 8,000€

Deadline: 02/02/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – that they are registered with the Department for the Registration of Nongovernmental Organizations of the Ministry of Public Administration and that they have settled all legal obligations;
    – have experience in the field of representation of diversity and/or hate speech;
    – that their bank account is not blocked;
    – that they are not beneficiaries of the funds of the European Commission Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018-2019, budget lines: BGUE-B2018-22.020401 and BGUE-B2019-22.020401;
    – All activities must take place in Kosovo.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Kosovo
  • Application language: English

Kosovo 2.0, along with the partners in Reporting Diversity Network 2.0, has opened a call for project applications aiming to counter hate speech and improve the representation of diversity.

The call is opened as part of the Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 project and is established with the objective to effectively influence media representation of ethnicity, religion and gender in the Western Balkans. RDN 2.0 aims to activate the role of civil society in countering the narratives of division and replacing them with much needed positive discourse contributing to the value of good neighbouring relations and respect for social diversity.

The overall objective of the call for proposals is to increase the effectiveness of CSOs in interacting with media in order to reduce perpetuation of stereotypes and negative images of the others. The specific objectives of the call for proposals are:To strengthen the position of local CSOs in safeguarding their beneficiaries’ rights in the media; to provide opportunities for local CSOs to influence public perceptions; to increase the number and quality of messages conveyed to the audience; to improve the visibility and media presence of women and minority rights’ issues; to raise awareness and contribute to positive perceptions of others, tolerance and inclusion in the region.

Types of actions that are eligible for funding: 
Advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns; Production of media content; Creation of campaigns countering hateful narratives in the public sphere; Creation of specific web-portals enabling citizens’ inputs, access to information and public debate; Consultations, roundtables and meetings with local stakeholders; Facilitating policy dialogue with stakeholders (e.g. political parties, local officials, expert community, media).

See here to learn more and apply.

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