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Grants to Support Local CSOs to Combat Hate Speech in Montenegro

Organisation: Council of Europe

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: 20,000€ (total)

Deadline: 14/03/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – be legally constituted as a civil society organisation in Montenegro; be entitled to carry out the activities described in its project proposal on the territory of Montenegro;
    – have been active for at least three years in the field of human rights/anti-discrimination;
    – have sufficient financial capacity (stable and sufficient sources of funding) to maintain its activity throughout the period for which the grant is awarded and to participate by way of its own resources (including human resources or in-kind contributions);
    – have sufficient operational and professional capacity, including staff, to carry out activities described in its project proposal;
    – have a bank account.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Montenegro
  • Application language: 

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Montenegro”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals with the aim to support local civil society organisations (CSOs) to combat hate speech in Montenegro.

This call aims at sensitising citizens / people living in Montenegro on the dangers posed by hate speech, and support CSOs to develop counternarratives to it, based on human rights language. The activities of grantees will reinforce the messages developed as part of the local “Block the hatred. Share the love” campaign rolling.

The purpose of the action is improving the functioning of anti-discrimination mechanisms and their accessibility to vulnerable groups in line with European standards and CoE monitoring bodies’ findings and recommendations, notably those from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

The Council of Europe/the European Union intends to award several grants of a maximum amount of 7.000 Euros each.

See here to learn more and apply.

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