- Eligibility: The call for project proposals is open to civil society organizations in Montenegro dealing with media programs, education, human rights, and gender equality. Priority will be given to projects in which there is a partnership with other civil society organisations. With this Call for Proposals, they especially encourage CSO partnership projects. The criteria for qualification of a project applicant and partner are as follows:
- The CSO must have the status of a legal entity, established and registered in Montenegro, in accordance with national and local laws and regulations;
- actively act in the field of media, education, human rights or gender equality, as evidenced by the founding act of the organization;
- have been active for at least one year (last 12 months before the deadline for submitting project proposals), as evidenced by the registration document.
- Funding amount: Totalt amount available: € 36,000. The grant requested must be between a minimum of € 3,000 and a maximum of € 9,000. Co-financing of the project by the project applicant (or partner) is not mandatory.
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target country: Montenegro
- Application languages: Montenegrin
The Media Institute of Montenegro invites proposals for projects aimed at strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations to contribute to the preservation and protection of media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans.
This call is part of the regional project SNAZNI – Media without Hate and Disinformation, which is being implemented with the support of the European Union in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.
The objectives of the project are:
- To increase the capacity of media organizations of civil society (CSOs) and local organizations to deal with misinformation, propaganda, and hate speech and to promote media literacy and gender equality;
- Strengthening the reactions of CSOs and the media to disinformation and hate speech;
- Increasing the level of media literacy and resistance of citizens to hate speech, misinformation, and propaganda;
- Strengthening the awareness and engagement of key actors and decision-makers by teaching good practices to combat hate speech, misinformation, and propaganda.
Read more about the project here.