In response to the democratic challenges in the Wider Black Sea region, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST) is launching a new call for proposals that aims to increase the efficiency of civil society to promote an open, transparent and inclusive system of governance.
This call is part of the Strengthening Regional Links and Transition Sharing in the Wider Black Sea Region action run by the Transatlantic Foundation and funded by the European Union. The project aims to support civil society groups, independent media outlets and journalists from the countries in the Wider Black Sea Region and the new EU member states.
Under the current call, BST will support proposals that fall under one of the following thematic areas:
Under this thematic area, proposals of six to twelve months, with a total budget of €20,000 to €35,000 are eligible. Priority will be given to projects that:
Under this thematic area, project proposals should be initiated by consortia of at least three CSOs and/or independent media organizations, legally registered in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and should cover at least three countries.
Under this thematic area, proposals of three to nine months, with a total budget of €7,500 to €15,000 are eligible. Priority will be given to projects that:
Under this thematic area, project proposals should be initiated by CSOs and independent media organizations with proven track record, legally registered in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and should include partnerships with at least one counterpart from new EU member states (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).
Due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, applicants are encouraged to take into consideration international and national travel restrictions and make use of modern ICT (Information and Communications Technology) tools.
Proposals will be received on an ongoing basis, the first deadline being May 20th, 2021.
To submit a project proposal, organizations must complete the forms below, in English only:
Project proposals must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only proposals submitted using these forms will be taken into consideration.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com.