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Call for Proposals is OPEN

20 May 2022 From May 2022, the Western Balkans Fund is accepting project applications from all eligible stakeholders from the Western Balkans Region. We will accept applications until July 2022 Thanks to the support provided by the European Union, which co-funds our Call, the 5th Call for Proposals will be the largest ever in the…
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Funding opportunity for innovation, green transition, social welfare and more

20 May 2022 The Western Balkans Fund is excited to announce a series of webinars that are designed to introduce the thematic objectives of the Interreg Danube Region Programme 2021-2027. Our partner, the Danube Transnational Programme is a financing instrument of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg. ETC is one of the…
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New Finance and Administration Manager joins WBF team

6 May 2022 The Western Balkans Fund is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Ilir Umeri in the position of Finance and Administration Manager. Mr Umeri joins our team after a successful and very competitive recruitment process launched for citizens of North Macedonia. Mr Umeri brings to the WBF team an extensive and long…
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April Newsletter, a special issue dedicated to the Awarding Ceremony is published

4 May 2022 The Western Balkans Fund publishes the April Newsletter; a special edition focused almost entirely on the Awarding Ceremony of the 4th Call for Proposals, a Call co-funded by the European Union. We revisit the key moments of the three key events, the Awarding Ceremony, the workshops, and the meeting of the Committee…
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FIRE Conference/WBF’s far-reaching commitments in the fight against hate speech (VIDEO)

29 April 2022 Following FIRE Conference, WBF publishes a comprehensive set of commitments and recommendations to target hate speech on a large scale. At the beginning of March, with the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the International Visegrad Fund, we organized the FIRE Conference against hate speech. More than…
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A new website for the WBF/EU joint action

28 April 2022 Western Balkans Fund is proud to launch a new website dedicated to the WBF/EU joint action ( It will run simultaneously to our main website, including many new features dedicated to the co-funded action. The webpage was developed with the financial support of the European Union, which co-funds our Regional Grant Scheme…
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Israeli Ambassador visits the Secretariat

26 April 2022 Today, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Israel to Albania, H.E. Noah Gal Gendler, visited the Western Balkans Fund Secretariat. During his visit, H.E. Gendler was briefed by ED Murra and staff about the mission and work of the WBF, including current projects under implementation. ED Murra also spoke about the vision…
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WBF makes the headlines of N1 regional network

21 April 2022 Balkan Shorts Film Network, supported financially by the Western Balkans Fund, makes the headlines of one of the biggest TV networks in the region, the N1 Channel, with headquarters in Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb and Ljubljana. This project is implemented by Basta Fest, in cooperation with Association for cultural affirmation Bager Genesis 2.0…
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Grantees sign contract, start work

18 April 2022 The Awarding Ceremony, workshops and meeting of the Body of Senior Officials culminated with this moment, the official signature of the Grant contracts. It is a hugely important moment, as we now have officially started the implementation phase of the 4th Call for Proposals, the first co-funded by the European Union, IPA…
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Press Release – Awarding Ceremony

14 April 2022 On the occasion of the Awarding Ceremony, the Western Balkans Fund has released this official Press Release to be used by media, stakeholders, and others. Press Release Awarding Ceremony FIN