June 12, 2024

5th Call for Proposals

The Fifth Call for Proposals, co-funded by the European Union was launched on 20 May 2022. Deadline for submission of Project Proposals expired on 9 July 2022. With an overall objective to contribute towards strengthening regional cooperation, and strengthen regional cohesion in the WB6 region, the Call had foreseen three main areas of intervention through which applicants could have submitted their applications: Cultural cooperation, education & scientific exchanges, and sustainable development. The three areas include many other cross-cutting issues, such as gender mainstreaming, equal opportunities, minorities and vulnerable groups, environment and climate change, and others.

The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 500.000 EUR, with grants up to 15.000 EUR and projects from 3-10 months.

The evaluation process of the received projects started in September 2022, lasting until the end of November. In December 2022, applicants were officially notified of their application status.

Lead Applicant – Kancelarija za grade Kragujevac

Project Name – Regional youth festival “Little Music Nights”

The project contributes to regional cooperation and cohesion in WB6 region through enhancement of regional intercultural dialogue and cultural cooperation through joint participation of young artists from WB6 region at cultural-artistic events and trainings in the field of culture.

Lead Applicant – Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia

Project Name – Miredita, Dober Dan!

The project contributes to foster good unneighborly relations and contribute to the regional reconciliation efforts in the Western Balkans, promoting cultural cooperation and supporting youth cross-border mobility.

Lead Applicant – Association Halfway There

Project Name – Intercultural learning for all

The project contributes to enhance good neighborly relations and reconciliation in the region through disability inclusiveness, social and cultural cooperation, promoting their integration and establishing people to people links.

Lead Applicant – Association Halfway There

Project Name – Intercultural learning for all

The project contributes to enhance good neighborly relations and reconciliation in the region through disability inclusiveness, social and cultural cooperation, promoting their integration and establishing people to people links.

Lead Applicant – Public Policy Research Center

Project Name – Open Western Balkan Collaboratory on Online Platform Work: Serbia, Albania and Bosnia & Hercegovina

The project contributes to enhance cooperation and scientific exchange among educational and research institutions, civil society and public sector in the domain of online platform economy which is increasingly attracting young workforce from Western Balkans, and may potentially contribute to prevention of brain drain; to promote gender equality and equal opportunities.

Lead Applicant – Local Democracy Agency Subotica

Project Name – WB cities creating more opportunities for young people

The project contributes to foster regional cooperation engaging cities and grass root youth groups in collaborative actions to increase opportunities for youth in sustainable development strategies, to empowering young artists, IT clusters, youth workers to work together and contribute to the promotion of creative industry and entrepreneurship development

Lead Applicant – Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Montenegro

Project Name – Summer School for Future (STE)M leaders


The project contributes to regional cooperation, and strengthen regional cohesion in the WB6 region through training future leaders in STEM with emphasis on mathematics and applications.

Lead Applicant – NGO Green Home

Project Name – Accursed Mountains – Cross border Science Classroom

The project contributes to enhancement of good neighbourly relations in the wider area of Accursed Mountains through building cooperation, exchange and education of students and future researchers on nature protection and related issues.

Lead Applicant – Juventas

Project Name – Aryse

The project contributes to connect regional stakeholders, provide space for discussion and share mutual experiences in education reforms, to the higher access to the quality education of youth at risk and to enhance regional cooperation in this area setting basis for joint advocacy

Lead Applicant – Center for Climate Change, Natural Resources and Energy of University of Donja Gorica

Project Name – Local Communities Climate Adaptation and Resilience “LOCCAR”

The project contributes to accelerate climate change adaptation on the local level in Western Balkans through enhancing Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) role in transformation towards climate resilience and cross border cooperation.

Lead Applicant – NVO Bioinformatika

Project Name – Bioinforming the Youth

The project contributes to the education of the next generation of scientists, to stimulate innovation in the Western Balkans, to promote natural and computational sciences in the region and to enhance the modernization of the educational offer

Lead Applicant – Montenegrin Science Promotion Foundation “PRONA”

Project Name – Research Station – International Summer School

The project contributes to the education of the next generation of scientists, to stimulate innovation in the Western Balkans, to promote natural and computational sciences in the region and to enhance the modernization of the educational offer

Lead Applicant – Center for Global Health

Project Name – Talk with me!

The project contributes to awareness raising on mental health issues through psycho-educational videos and webinars, to provide psychological support primarily psychological first aid to young people and adolescents through online chat and exchange of best practices through cross border cooperation.

Lead Applicant – EdGuard

Project Name – Improved inclusion at basic education in the Western Balkans through experience sharing

The project contributes to support regional capacity building and exchange of best practices on inclusive teaching among primary education teachers, increase competencies of beneficiary teachers on inclusive teaching methodologies and practices and to establish sustainable cooperation channels between primary education teachers in the field of inclusive education (Regional Network of Teachers).

Lead Applicant – Shoqata Bardha

Project Name – Tailoring the Future for Women in WB Region

The project contributes to empower women in need in the region through intensive trainings in sewing, entrepreneurship & networking. provide a conducive and inclusive environment for active participation of women in economic and regional development

Lead Applicant – S.M.A.SH

Project Name – Folktronika: Reimagining Balkan Folk Music through Technology

The project contributes to promoting and preserving traditional folk music pieces through technology and regional collaboration among musicians, interpreting music impulses that are available from decades old recordings into and through digital age instruments and different music forms and creating a large scale of music information, encapsulating a wide range of archaic music and authentic at times music instruments from different regions
of the Western Balkans

Lead Applicant – NGO Equality

Project Name – Regional empowerment of women – promotion and protection of traditional artisan products in the Western Balkans

The project contributes to establish regional cooperation and exchange in field of promoting and preserving traditional artisanal products including targeted local interventions while promoting economic empowerment of women and inclusiveness to enhance good neighbourly relations.

Lead Applicant – IPKO Foundation

Project Name – Game Jam Prizren

The project contributes to establish regional cooperation and exchange in field of promoting and preserving traditional artisanal products including targeted local interventions while promoting economic empowerment of women and inclusiveness to enhance good neighbourly relations.

Lead Applicant – Ecology and Research Association

Project Name – Regional cooperation of scientists and young researchers from the WB in mammalian ecology

The project contributes to the improvement of regional cooperation between environmental civil societies (CSOs) in the Western Balkans and Capacity building of environmental organizations and young researchers working on valorization, monitoring and protection of mammalian biodiversity in the Western Balkans.

Lead Applicant – Foundation 787

Project Name – Western Balkans Ideathon

The project contributes to foster cooperation between civil society organizations in WB on topics of entrepreneurship and innovation which would further lead to the cooperation of beneficiaries supported by these CSOs, as well as to development of joint ventures and economic initiatives in the future.

Lead Applicant – Rukometni klub Borac mtel

Project Name – Western Balkans Handball Youth Cup

The project contributes to foster cooperation between civil society organizations in WB on topics of entrepreneurship and innovation which would further lead to the cooperation of beneficiaries supported by these CSOs, as well as to development of joint ventures and economic initiatives in the future.

Lead Applicant – Agricultural Clister SRP

Project Name – Future4Roots

The project contributes to preserve and create employment and self-employment for rural women and men by generating added value for their products through innovative approach, exchange of best practices to promotion of their products which in turn contributes to generation of incomes and supports rural economies of the Western Balkan region.

Lead Applicant – Public Institution Secondary Technical School Tesanj

Project Name – “We are creating a better future”

The project contributes to create a better future for everyone in the Western Balkans through increase the competencies and skills of teachers in the field of peace education and the affirmation of the policies of reconciliation, mutual respect, getting to know the other and the different, and the importance of a healthy environment for the students in the region.

Lead Applicant – Association “Digital Fabrication Laboratory”

Project Name – Connecting Makerspaces in the Western Balkans Region

The project contributes to ensure connecting established makerspaces in the Western Balkans (WB) to thrive, enabling informal learning institutions to gain from practices in industry. Furthermore, it serves to strengthening the network of maker community in WB and allowing the exchange of their competencies, ideas and services for more efficient use of their resources in their future regional collaborations.

Lead Applicant – Youth Alliance Krusevo

Project Name – Youth Kult Zone

The project contributes to ensure connecting established makerspaces in the Western Balkans (WB) to thrive, enabling informal learning institutions to gain from practices in industry. Furthermore, it serves to strengthening the network of maker community in WB and allowing the exchange of their competencies, ideas and services for more efficient use of their resources in their future regional collaborations.

Lead Applicant – OOMU “Ordan Mihajloski-Ocka”

Project Name – Let’s create music together

The project contributes to develop the professionalism of the music schools teaching staff, bring on the table professional teaching methods/tools for educational improvement while exploring different cultures, using musical education, learning technical skills and exploring new instrumental sounds through enabling the participants to exchange experiences.

Lead Applicant – Association of Pianists and Music Pedagogues Bitola

Project Name – Kids classical music camp

The project contributes to understanding among young musicians and their teachers, through sharing, playing and studying classical and t promote classical music, to enhance interest, especially among children and young people, foster cooperation and mutual raditional music together.

Lead Applicant – RRGSH

Project Name – Reversing the brain drain through the Scientific Diaspora in the Western Balkans

The project contributes to minimize the negative consequences of brain drain in the Western Balkans through the engagement of scientific diasporas in the socio-economic development of the region. Furthermore, enhancing research capacities – by strengthening regional academic capacities in relevant thematic research in the field of scientific diaspora.

Lead Applicant – Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje

Project Name – Advancing regional cooperation and EU integration through the Think Balkan’s initiative

The project contributes to enhance regional cooperation between the Western Balkans Region by sharing scientific knowledge and practical experience on the new EU accession methodology and to further expand the existing people-to-people links in the region, promoting cooperation amongst think tanks and CSOs.

Lead Applicant – Center for Education and Innovative Learning – STEMlab

Project Name – Astroturism – fostering STEM and SDG!

The project contributes to provide an alternative, educational approaches to topics that are important for the education of new generations such as; environmental protection, SDG, STEM, innovation in entrepreneurship, and astronomy. Furthermore, to create a robust Balkan network of new generations and to build a theoretical basis, a framework for the Balkan region for the impact that astrotourism may have on STEM education, SDG, and environmental
protection.

Lead Applicant – Albanian Institute for International Studies

Project Name – Enhancing security through energy alliance-A joint action

The project contributes to create an interactive platform for information, discussions, analysis, academic research, expertise, training, policy recommendations, advocacy and networking on all aspects of energy security in collaboration with all relevant research centers in the Western Balkans and beyond, aiming on regional cooperation and best practices exchange.

Lead Applicant – Social Contract Institute

Project Name – People to People – In music we trust

The project contributes to promote inter-ethnic understanding and cooperation in Western Balkan through people-to-people exchange, music, increased cooperation among citizen choirs and promote music products that highlight cultural heritage of the various ethnicities in Western Balkans (WB).

Lead Applicant – Friends of Korca

Project Name – People to People – In music we trust

The project contributes to establish a network for cooperation and partnership among CSOs, communities and grass roots organizations in WB, and to create a platform that will serve as a tool, to promote the best practices of self-producers of solar energy, to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge among diver’s stakeholders and to raise awareness on the initiatives and innovative solutions on clean energy that must be adopted by policy and decision makers, aiming to build partnership and common actions in WB for unlocking the great potential of solar energy and advancing the regional agenda of sustainable development.

Lead Applicant – Albanian Institute of Public Affairs – AIPA

Project Name – Girls, the game changer of politics

The project contributes to promote and empower young women in politics, from three cities of the Western Balkans Region, in order to become an active part of politics and to raise their awareness about the important role that they should play in the political and decision-making processes, specifically starting from the local level and the public sphere as well.

Lead Applicant – Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER)

Project Name – Promoting collaboration between SMEs and Civil Society in the fight against corruption

The project contributes to enhance the impact of civil society in improving public awareness and social activism through evidence-based advocacy, watchdog and policy monitoring, and dialogue with the local Governments in the area of good governance and anti-corruption. Furthermore, to strengthen CSOs’ capacities for structured civil society dialogue and outreach through networking and regional cooperation

Lead Applicant – SEDA

Project Name – Say and Do Green!

The project contributes to enable free expression of the people’s views and commitment for environment and climate change, stimulating open dialogue for the EU integration challenges thus contributing to sustainable development in the Western Balkan Region through encouraging engagement of stakeholders for an open dialogue and regional cooperation.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence