- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
- Grant Amount $100,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2015–December 31, 2016
- Location Tuzla, Bosnia And Herzegovina
- Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina
About this grant
This grant supports the active participation of people in the development of their communities and in the political processes shaping the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During 2015-2016, the Centers for Civic Initiatives – Tuzla will monitor the work of the country’s state- and entity-level governments and parliaments, provide financial and technical support to other nonprofits to engage in advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns, and organize activities and tools that allow citizens to participate in decisionmaking. The grantee will implement an intensive capacity building grant program targeting 12 nonprofits that are leaders in their sectors. During the past two years, the grantee issued 204 monitoring reports covering the work of 136 ministries, 220 parliamentary committees and working groups, and 760 public officials. These reports were widely disseminated and discussed with the public and key stakeholders. The grantee also carried out annual assessments of the levels and quality of citizen participation in decisionmaking, organized national-level advocacy campaigns on key issues facing local communities in Bosnia, and provided grants to other nonprofits.