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Serbia: Call for proposals: Ethnic minorities in Serbia (South Serbia and Sandzak)

The British Embassy in Serbia is issuing a call for proposals under its Conflict Prevention Programme 2014-2015.

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Background and Context

Her Majesty’s Government, through its Conflict Prevention programme in Serbia, seeks to support the Serbian government and civil society in its effort to tackle the legacies of the past and to make the necessary institutional and societal reforms to prevent the recurrence of conflict.

Areas of Intervention

Following a recent consultation exercise on ethnic minority policy in Serbia, with a particular focus on South Serbia and Sandzak, proposals to address the following areas are welcome:

  • Improvement of ethnic minority policy in Serbia. Examples could include the inclusion of a broad range of ethnic minority stakeholders in minority policy development, enhancing dialogue on the legal framework for national minorities and adjusting minority policy to work with the EU accession process.
  • Continuing development and capacity building of the National Minority Councils, particularly but not limited to the Bosniak and Albanian NMCs. Examples could include public outreach, transparency, increasing community representation and legitimacy of the body, developing the legal framework for NMCS, and activities in support of fair and transparent NMC elections.
  • Activities which promote the better integration of ethnic minorities. Examples could include: increasing representation of ethnic minority communities at the national level and engagement of ethnic minorities in policy formulation, inclusive local policy development, and promotion of cohesion and contact between local ethnic groups.

Duration of Projects

Proposed project interventions should last for one year (ending 31March 2015) and would be expected to demonstrate clear evidence of impact at that point. Proposals that demonstrate the potential to extend beyond one year would also be accepted for consideration, however, there is no guarantee that funding would be available beyond March 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

Proposals are welcome from:

  • national and local state institutions
  • local and national civil society organisations (including international NGOs)
  • international organisations

Submission of Proposals

Proposals are to be submitted in the form of project concepts using the attached Project Concept form Project form (MS Word Document, 134KB) and Budget Form Budget form (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 15.5KB) . If successful, applicants will be required to complete a full project document together with a comprehensive activity based budget.

Proposals should be addressed for the attention of Ms Jasna Hajder and submitted in electronic format only to: jasna.hajder@fco.gov.uk

Deadline for submission: 14 March 2014.

Enquiries

Enquiries should be directed to Jasna Hajder on 011 306 1025 or Vladan Avramovic on 011 306 1036.

Published 4 March 2014