- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $130,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
- Location Belgrade, Serbia
- Geographic Focus Montenegro, Serbia
About this grant
The overall goal of the Foundation’s support to the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence is to consolidate Serbia’s democratic transformation and to facilitate accession to the European Union and integration into Euro-Atlantic structures. The grantee 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 2009-2010, the grantee organized its core program of annual seminars for political party members and civic leaders as well as its special program for young political leaders. The grantee further developed and expanded programs that serve local political and civic leaders from key regions of Serbia, including south Serbia and Sandzak. The grantee also organized a variety of high-level conferences and events designed to promote dialogue on and awareness of Serbia’s European integration process. Established in November 2003, the grantee is based in Belgrade and is networked with other similar institutions in Eastern Europe.