Cross-border Youth Dialogue – Small Grants Scheme

Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Relevent Country: Serbia

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS) is thrilled to announce a call for proposals for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and youth through the Kosovo-Serbia Small Granting Scheme.
The goal is to empower youth to contribute to genuine normalization through dialogue.

  • Foster relations and communication between youth from Kosovo and Serbia.
Eligible Areas
  • Project ideas must fall under one of the following areas:
  • Dealing with the past and transitional justice
  • Peacebuilding and human rights
  • Inter-ethnic community cohesion and dialogue
  • Counternarratives, oral history, and storytelling
  • Media literacy and fight against disinformation and propaganda
  • Overcoming stereotypes and prejudice
Funding Information
  • Up to 5,000 EUR depending on the proposal.
  • The maximum duration for activities implemented is six months.
  • Results they aim to achieve:
  • Sub-granting to 10 CSOs engaged in cross-border cooperation.
  • Involvement of at least an additional 10 CSOs in cross-border cooperation.
  • Generate findings and recommendations for future financial assistance.
  • Enhance communication between youth in the cross-border region of Kosovo and Serbia.
Eligible Activities
  • The following activities are eligible for financial support:
  • Production of videos and multimedia content
  • Small publications (reports, journals, stories, interviews)
  • Podcasts
  • Learning and experience exchange initiatives (trainings, workshops, public lectures, debates)
  • Campaigns
  • Activism and Artivism
  • Journalism
Eligibility Criteria
  • CSOs and local non-governmental organizations active in youth activism, reconciliation, and human rights are eligible to apply.
  • Priority given to organizations from border towns: Preshevë/Preševo, Medvegjë/Medveđa, Bujanoc/Bujanovac (Serbia), Leposavic, Zvecan, Zubin Potok, and Mitrovica (North Kosovo).