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The program goal is to build a democratic culture based on human rights and the rule of law in Croatia by stimulating Croatian society to deal with the legacy of war crimes and human rights abuses in Croatia and the region. To this end, Documenta will (1) research and document human losses and collect oral histories, (2) facilitate public discussion and awareness of issues of dealing with the past, and (3) monitor war crimes trials in Croatia and the region. Documenta is also working with other groups across the region to establish a regional victims’ commission. During the past two years, Documenta conducted extensive interviews and analyzed documentation in order to identify 5,307 additional victims’ names, bringing the total documented victims in its database to 14,569; increased its library of recorded oral histories to 446 videos, with 211 available on its Web site; participated in a regional coalition to establish a regional victims’ commission, including organizing local and national advocacy and awareness-raising events; and upgraded its Web site and information systems. Based in Zagreb, Documenta actively works with similar organizations in the Western Balkans.
The program goal is to engage young people in decision-making processes and civic initiatives in order to promote and strengthen the rule of law, accountability, and transitional justice in Serbia and the Western Balkan region. Through a variety activities, the grantee will build the capacity of young people to address these issues. The grantee will also create opportunities for cooperation and dialogue among young people from across the former Yugoslavia. Over the past two years, the grantee worked with partners in the region to design and implement youth exchanges and to advocate for the establishment of a government-funded, large-scale, long-term youth exchange program modeled on the Franco-German Youth Office. The grantee also organized training programs on human rights and democratic values for young people and a young leaders and activists’ forum. At the community level in Serbia, the grantee supports the participation and leadership of young people in awareness-raising and problem-solving initiatives. The grantee is based in Belgrade and works throughout the country.
The Mott Foundation, through each of its four programs — Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways to Opportunity — supports nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that promote people’s involvement in decision making processes at the local, state, national and/or global levels.
Through grantmaking approaches, we fund ways to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, promote community organizing efforts, support sustainable development projects, and advance economic stability and racial equality.
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