INTERETHNIC RECONCILIATION AND YOUTH CAMPS GRANTS PROGRAM
Opportunity Category Explanation:
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Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
• Science, Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Initiatives Connecting Divided Communities: Bringing together neighboring or nearby communities that have had little contact since the war to improve youth employability by skill development. • Fractured Education/Two Schools Under One Roof: Working with parents and students in schools across entity/ethnic lines to address issues that divide students along ethnic lines. These projects should help remove obstacles to integration in education. • Restoring Dignity to War Victims: Projects that involve youth in activities to restore dignity to victims of war and survivors of sexual violence and/or imprisonment camps from all ethnic groups. • Projects combating disinformation: Bringing young people together across ethnic lines to develop critical thinking, media literacy skills to combat disinformation. • Marginalized Groups: Projects that promote cooperation among marginalized minority groups from different ethnic communities, including (but not limited to) displaced persons, persons with disabilities, socio-economically disadvantaged persons, LGBT persons, Roma, and others.
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Non-government, non-profit organizations (including think tanks, civil society organizations), educational and cultural institutions and independent media that are based and legally registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible to apply. American or other country organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under this program. Grants are generally awarded only to organizations.
Department of State U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jan 29, 2021
Mar 05, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Jan 29, 2021
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This program supports initiatives with the primary goal of promoting peacebuilding, interethnic and intercommunity exchange, collaboration, and joint projects. We are seeking projects and initiatives that enable youth continuous skill development while cohabitating for at least 4 consecutive nights in a camp setting with a goal of clearly developing increased tolerance and cooperation between the ethnically and geographically diverse communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Proposals should engage youth who have had no prior access to similar initiatives, belonging to at least one of two specific age ranges: a. ages 10-17 or b. ages 18-25. The Embassy welcomes all innovative proposals aimed at peacebuilding, promoting interethnic engagement, reconciliation, and cooperation among youth belonging to different ethnic groups. Priority areas: Projects that reach out and promote cooperation between youth from different ethnic communities in the following areas: 1. Brcko District 2. Federation BiH: a. Canton 1: Bihać, Cazin b. Canton 3: Srebrenik, Kladanj c. Canton 4: Zenica, Zavidovići d. Canton 6: Jajce, Uskoplje/Gornji Vakuf and Donji Vakuf e. Canton 10: Livno, Glamoč, Drvar 3. Republika Srpska: a. East Herzegovina b. Birač Region c. Prijedor Region
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