2nd Call for Proposals: Media and Information Literacy for Civil Society Organisations in 5 Western Balkan Countries

'Media for Citizens – Citizens for Media' is seeking proposals aimed at building capacities of CSOs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia to promote Media and Information Literacy (MIL) practices and policies at local level.

Seven media development organizations in the Western Balkans have joined forces under an EU funded project, Media for Citizens – Citizens for Media (2018 – 2021), to build capacities of CSOs to advance media and information literacy (MIL) in  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Within the project, the implementing partner organizations are seeking proposals aimed at building capacities of CSOs in each of these countries to promote Media and Information Literacy (MIL) practices and policies at local level.

Who can apply?

The call for proposals is open to CSOs conducting activities aimed at the media, education, advocacy, public campaigning, art programs production or development of digital innovation projects.

What kinds of projects will be supported?

Two types of projects will be supported:

LOT 1: Projects supporting enhancement of citizens’ media and information literacy skills

LOT 2: Creative innovations – Art, media and technology production projects promoting innovation and accessibility in MIL education.

Budget and duration of proposed projects

The budget for this call for proposals is EUR 20,000 in each country, EUR 10,000 for each lot.

The requested grant must be between EUR 3,000 and 5,000.

Duration of projects should be between 6 and 10 months. Activities can commence on the date of contract signature and should end by 30 November 2020 at the latest.


How to apply?

The full guidelines for prospective applicants and all necessary documentation are available in local languages on the websites of the implementing partners in each country, on the following links:

Albania: Albanian Media Institute

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Foundation Mediacentar

North Macedonia: Macedonian Institute for Media

Montenegro: Montenegro Media Institute

Serbia: Novi Sad School of Journalism

Applications are to be submitted in local languages using the documentation available in local languages at the implementing partners’ websites.

Applications should be sent to e-mail addresses indicated in the local calls for proposals on the above links.

Questions with regard to this call for proposals can be sent to e-mail addresses indicated in the calls for proposals on the above links.

The deadlines for submission of project proposals are:

Albania: 7 October 2019 by 17:00

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 7 October 2019 by 16:00

North Macedonia: 4 October 2019

Montenegro: 7 October 2019 by 23:59

Serbia: 6 October by 23.59


The regional program “Media for Citizens – Citizens for Media: Strengthening the Capacity of NGOs for the Development of Media and Information Literacy in the Western Balkans” is implemented with the support of the European Union by partner organizations Mediacentar SarajevoAlbanian Media Institute,Macedonian Institute for MediaMontenegrin Media InstituteNovi Sad School of JournalismPeace InstituteSEENPM.

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