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Towards Enhanced Civic Activism and Sustainable Civic Participation in Montenegro

Civic Alliance

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2016–June 30, 2018
  • Location Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Geographic Focus Montenegro

About this grant

The project goal is to increase and enhance active civic participation in the development of local communities in Montenegro. To this end, Civic Alliance, a national-level nonprofit based in the capital, Podgorica, will train community-based nonprofits, develop and pilot innovative tools for increasing civic participation, and carry out research and analysis of levels and effectiveness of civic participation in Montenegro. During 2014-2016, the grantee worked intensively with nine nonprofits across Montenegro to build their capacity to work with citizen groups, carried out and published a comprehensive analysis of civic participation in Montenegro, and partnered with local nonprofits to carry out community initiatives. Civic Alliance was established in 2011 by two prominent nonprofits in Montenegro in order to take advantage of programmatic synergies and to share resources.