A second Call for Proposals was launched by the Western Balkans Fund at 20 May 2022. The Call remained open until 8 July, attracting 367 lead-applicants and involving more than 1 thousand Civil Society Organisations operating in the WB Region.
Thanks to the European Union financial support, the 2 CfP is the largest CfP ever launched by the WBF, with a fund of 500.000 Euros supporting best regional ideas. 36 project, shared equally between the six Contracting Parties will benefit up to 15.000 Euros in funding.
The 2 CfP comes only six month after the launch of the 1 CfP, which supported in total 30 Regional Projects, most of them currently under implementation.
At the time of the publication of the Third Newsletter of WBF-EU joint action, the submitted project are being evaluated by WBF experts and external evaluators. The first provisional list of recommended projects for support will be available in October, with the Awarding Ceremony of the 2 CfP foreseen in late Autumn.
Info Session – Like the previous 1 CfP, the WBF team embarked on a regional tour, stopping at 12 locations, 2 per Contracting Party. From 30 May to 10 June 2022, WBF teams visited Belgrade, Nis, Podgorica, Niksic, Prishtina, Mitrovica, Skopje, Tetovo, Sarajevo, Tuzla, Tirana and Shkodra.
Info Days – For the first time, under the 5th Call for Proposals, WBF piloted Info Days. Under this new format, our members spread in geographical locations that according to the internal analysis of interest, would significantly ease the physical access of interested stakeholders to receiving information. Banja Luka, Zenica, Mostar, Novi Sad and Krajuvac were the recipient cities of 2 CfP Info Days.
Mentorship Session – Western Balkans Fund provided the opportunity to anyone to reach us out remotely in every official language in the region. To better accommodate the needs of the Civil Society Organisations and other regional stakeholders, on 22-23 June, Mentorship Sessions in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, Macedonian and English provided
additional support for 161 enrolled participants.