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General Purposes

Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Montenegro, Serbia

About this grant

The overall goal of Mott’s support to the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence is to consolidate Serbia’s democratic transformation and to facilitate accession into the European Union and integration into Euro-Atlantic structures. The fund will provide training and networking opportunities to existing and emerging political and civic leadership in Serbia through a variety of educational seminars, lectures, and other events. In 2007-2008, the fund organized over 75 events, including several one-day seminars and conferences and shorter public debates, meetings, lectures, and roundtable discussions. A total of approximately 70 representatives from government, political parties, and civil society participated in the fund’s yearlong seminar series. Established in November 2003, the fund is based in Belgrade and is networked with other similar institutions in Eastern Europe.