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General Purposes

Civil Society Promotion Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina

About this grant

The program goals are to involve more people in Bosnia and Herzegovina in decisionmaking processes and to support the development of the nonprofit sector as an effective vehicle for civic participation. The Civil Society Promotion Center will work toward these goals by playing an active leadership role in the nonprofit sector and carrying out a range of activities in its two main program areas: public policy and civil society. Key activities will include training and consultations for local government and civic groups; publishing a monthly journal with information on European policies, standards, and practices relevant to local government officials; and compiling a range of practical resource materials for local government officials in the local language. Finally, the grantee will serve as a resource center for the nonprofit sector, providing resources and information, training, and networking opportunities for the sector on key issues. During the past two years, the center strengthened nonprofit sector and local government cooperation in 30 municipalities by helping to establish and implement cooperation agreements between these two sectors.