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.

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.

civilno drustvo i zagovaranje

The Institute for Youth Development KULT, as a part of the regional project WeB4YES – Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment, conducted a two-day basic training on advocacy on March 25 and 26, 2019, at the Hotel Hills in Ilidža.

The training program was intended exclusively for civil society organizations dedicated to youth work, and experiences in youth entrepreneurship or employment, organizations active in the most remote and underdeveloped areas in BiH, and CSOs motivated and resolved to get involved in the process of creating public policies and building hteir capacities.

In accordance with the call and the criteria, participants were selected from 13 different CSOs active in the entire BiH, from the following local communities: Banja Luka, Bihać, Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje, Sarajevo, Sokolac, Srebrenica, Travnik, Tuzla and Živinice.

The basic training on advocacy emphasized the need for active involvement of CSOs in the process of developing, implementing and changing public policies on youth employment. The second part was dedicated to the basics of advocacy, and included theory, practical examples, tasks and simulations, which required interaction by the participants.

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