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“Instead of stones, they threw us flowers”. The wonderful tale of one of our grantees

22 October 2021 Just before the pandemic, The City Theatre of Korça, the City Theatre of Bitola, and Zvezdara Theatre of Belgrade gave life to one of the most beautiful cooperations ever, enabled by the Western Balkans Fund. “We could not believe the warmth, wonderful reception we received everywhere. It was a fairytale”, remembers Zamira…
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Request for external experts

15 October Currently, WBF is in the preparatory period of launching the Diversified Grant Portfolio (DGP) which is foreseen in the Strategic Plan of the Fund. It will broaden the range of supporting projects and uplift regional cooperation. DGP includes a special-purpose, more targeted, and focused grant-making strategy. These new types of grants are a…
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WBF and IVF to strengthen partnership

15 October 2021 Yesterday, 14 October 2021, the Western Balkans Fund welcomed a delegation from the International Visegrad Fund at its headquarters in Tirana. The delegation was headed by the IVF Executive Director, Ambassador Petr Mares, and Marianna Neupaurova, the deputy. Also present was his excellency, Czech Republic Ambassador to Tirana, Jaroslav Ludva. In the…
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Getting ready for the most transparent & successful call to date

13 October The WBF is getting ready to lunch the most transparent and successful call of proposals to date. On 11-12 October, we hosted a team of software developers from Skopje in our headquarters. They have created the modern WBF Grant and Application Online Management Software, a tool that will enhance transparency and simplify the…
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The 2021 Slovenian presidency of the Council of EU and the integration of WB

12 October 2021 Last week, the international conference “2021 Slovenian Presidency with the Council of EU, the integration of WB and the role of the Visegrad countries” took place in Ljubjana. At the event, two papers were presented by prominent Visegrad and Western Balkans experts, “Fundamentals and the regional cooperation in the Western Balkans” and…
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WBF Council of Senior Officials Meeting

8 October 2021 On October 7-8, the WBF Council of Senior Officials met under the Skopje Chairmanship. During the meeting, the Secretariat and the CSO members had the opportunity to review the activities and achievements of the Initiative during the period June-October 2021. Secretariat introduced the CSOs with WBF’s Budget, representation, networking, public relations, new…
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RYCO and WBF Pledge to Enhance Collaboration for Better Region

8 October 2021 TIRANA – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) and the Western Balkans Fund (WBF) signed a joint statement to continue enhancing cooperation on topics of joint interests. The ceremony took place at the RYCO premises in Tirana on Friday, 8 October, in the presence of high officials from the ministries of foreign…
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“Thirsty for freedom and inclusiveness”. Meet Hanan Kovacevic, our newest member of the team

7 October 2021 Hanan Kovacevic, from Bosnia and Hercegovina, is the newest member of the WBF Team. “I was privileged enough that in my short life span I had the opportunity to travel and live in different countries, but still I am a Balkan girl that understands and respects the values of melting pot cultures…
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“Think Visegrad” think tank model to be replicated in the region

5 October 2021 Western Balkans can’t afford to lose more time in its quest to bridge the development gap with the EU. This is why think tanks have a crucial role to play for the future of our region. Under the “Think Visegrad” model, the WBF is committed to unconditionally support the establishment of a…
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Call for Tender

4 October 2021 WBF invites eligible ICT Companies from Albania to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Provision of Maintenance Services for ICT equipment and the development of the WBF website. For more info regarding the scope of the assignment, general requirements, and submission procedures, please visit the following link: Call for expression of…
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