Petrovac 2

The town of Petrovac, Montenegro, hosted a meeting of partners on the regional project Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support, held on June 27-28, 2019.

The focus of the two-day meeting was on planning future steps in the implementation of programs for supporting small organizations whose projects will be funded through the WeB4YES open call that garnered more than 120 project applications from all parts of the Western Balkans.

In addition to implementing support programs, members of the project team analyzed the results achieved during the first 6 months of the current project year and the progress of advocacy campaigns intended to exert more influence on amending the existing lasw and adopting new laws and regulations that concern youth employment and the develpment of youth entrepreneurship.

During the meeting, the partners agreed on an action plan for the duration of 2019 and the promotion plan for the WeB4JOBS regional platform that will provide young people with information and advice about employment opportunities, traineeships, education and mobility in the entire Western Balkans region.

The Initiative WeB4YES will last until the end of 2020, and is supported by the European Commission, as a part of the Civil Society Facility and Media Program 2016-2017, Support to regional thematic networks of CSOs.

The meeting was attended by a representative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT, a partner organization in this initiative.

The project coordinator is the Belgrade Open School, and partners on the project, in addition to the Institute are the Association for Democratic Prosperity - ZID (Montenegro), NGO Lens (Kosovo), Association Beyond Barriers (Albania), National Youth Council of Macedonia and International Olof Palme Center (Sweden).

 

info sesija sarajevo web4yes

Informational workshops were held for all civil society organizations from Sarajevo and Banja Luka interested in applying for small grants offered through a recently issued Public call.

The Public call for awarding small grants was published by the WeB4YES initiative (Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support), supported within the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016–2017 - Consolidation of Regional Thematic Networks of CSOs.

The info sessions were held at the EU Info Center in Sarajevo and Hotel Jelena in Banja Luka, on May 21 and 22, 2019. The sessions focused on the conditions for applying to the Public call, the selection criteria and the application process.

The Public call is intended to improve the efficiency of civil society organizations in the Western Balkans in implementing initiatives for improving youth employment and entrepreneurship at the local level. The Call is intended to build the capacities of CSOs in the Western Balkans and strengthen their participation in public decision making and implementing innovative initiatives aimed at youth employment, employability and entrepreneurship.

The maximum amount for each individual project is 10,000.00 EUR (the maximum amount of funds awarded by BOŠ is up to 9,000 EUR). The total amount of funds available for the call is 150,000.00 EUR.

web4yes forum sarajevo

On May 29, 2019, Sarajevo hosted the third meeting of the Forum organized by the WeB4YES project.

WeB4YES - Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support is a regional initiative aimed at strengthening inter-sectoral cooperation aimed at supporting young unemployed citizens in the Western Balkans and come up with innovative solutions to employability and employment issues. The goal of the initiative is to empower civil society organizations to contribute to addressing unemployment and improving the conditions for youth entrepreneurship through advocating and monitoring at the state and regional level.

During the meeting, the participants discussed previously implemented activities, and shared their opinions on topics relevant to employment, youth entrepreneurship, passive youth, laws relevant to entrepreneurs and youth leaving the country.

The Institute for Youth Development KULT founded the Forum on Youth (Self-)Employment in BiH, comprising 26 representatives of the academic community, the NGO sector, the government and the private sector, with experience in the field of youth employment and entrepreneurship.

WeB4YES photo

A call has been issued for the Award of the Small Grants under the WeB4YES project (Western Balkan Civil Society Organizations for Youth Employment Support) supported under the framework of the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016 –2017 - Consolidation of Regional Thematic Networks of CSOs.

The goal of this call is to improve the efficiency of CSOs in the Western Balkans in conducting initiatives to improve youth employment policies and entrepreneurship at the local level. The call is intended to build the capacities of CSOs in the Western Balkans, and improve their participation in public decision making and implementation of innovative initiatives aimed at youth employment, employability and entrepreneurship.

The maximum amount for each individual project is 10,000.00 EUR (the maximum amount of funds awarded by BOŠ is up to 9,000 EUR). The total amount of funds available for the call is 150,000.00 EUR.

In order to meet the eligibility criteria, the applicant and all partners must be:

  • Legal entities;
  • Non-profit entities;
  • CSOs or not-for-profit enterprises;
  • Have a track record in youth work or youth employment/entrepreneurship;
  • Founded and active in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo or Serbia;
  • Be directly responsible for preparing and managing the project;
  • Have an annual turnover under or equal to 50,000.00 EUR;
  • First-time recipients of EU grants from IPA programs, or with limited experience in participating in EU grants;
  • Have the management capacities, professional competencies and qualifications necessary to successfully implement proposed activities;

Project proposals must be written in English or one of the languages used in the Western Balkan (Serbian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Albanian, Macedonian and Montenegrian).

The project summary must be in English. 

Call issued on:

May 7, 2019 

Call closes on:

5 June 2019

 

 Documents necessary for applying are available here.

Applications sent via mail or email will not be taken into consideration.

Documents can be uploaded here.

 In order to promote the call, the Institute for Youth Development KULT will hold two info sessions in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, as follows:

21 May 2019, Sarajevo, EU Info Center at 12:00 pm.

22 May 2019, Banja Luka, Hotel Jelena at 12:00 pm.

In addition to the info sessions, questions may be asked via email.

Potential applicants can submit their questions to the project team by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in English or the local language. Questions asked by phone or sent to other email addresses will not be responded to. All the questions and answers will be published on the www.web4yes.eu platform.

The deadline for asking questions in 10 day before the deadline.

More information about the call is available here.

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