Support Programme for civil society and media in the area of European integration was presented on four info sessions

Support Programme for civil society and media in the area of European integration was presented on four info sessions

Belgrade Open School organized four info sessions in order to present Support Programme for civil society and media in the area of European integration (the Programme), which will be implemented in the scope of project "Civil Society as a Force for a Change in the Serbia’s EU Accession Process". Info sessions were organized with the goal to give interested parties a closer look to Open call for submission of project proposals within the Programme.

Info sessions were held in Novi Sad on January 11th, in Media Center of Vojvodina, in Belgrade on January 12th, in EU Info Center, in Nis on January 13th in EU Info Corner and in Uzice on January 16th in City Culture Center. Info sessions attended around 140 members of civil society organizations (CSOs) and media representatives.

All the questions which were asked on info sessions by participants, and given answers, can be found on project website: www.transformator.bos.rs/pitanja-i-odgovori.

The Programme lasts for three years, from October 2016 until October 2019, and includes two programme activities: 1. Support to CS4EU Programme Partners; 2. Capacity building and networking programme. Project support and support of partner civil society organizations and media implies direct financial support, for at least 15 civil society organizations and media in a form of core support (for at least 5 CSOs and media) and project support (for at least 5 projects of CSOs and 5 media). Total budget for the implementation of financial support to civil society organizations and media in the first year is 2,500,000 SEK, which is approximately 250,000 EUR.

All information about the Programme, as well as necessary documents for submission of projects are located on the website www.transformator.bos.rs.

The project "Civil Society as a Force for a Change in the Serbia’s EU Accession Process" is implemented by Belgrade Open School with support of Sweden. Overall objective of the project is to contribute to EU integration and democratic development of Serbia based on increased role of civil society and media. Control and corrective role of civil society organizations and media is required for establishment and strengthening of the rule of law and protection of human rights, which are the basic principles of European integration process. More about the project is available on www.transformator.bos.rs/o-projektu.

17. Jan 2017.
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