Updated Sep 10, 2020CLOSED

RYCO Launches Its Fourth Open Call for Project Proposals

Offered by European Union

RYCO is looking for project proposals that will change the Western Balkans. The overall financial envelope for this call is 330.000€ which is available to civil society organisations from across the region.

The overall objective of the fourth RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals is to support the civil society in the Western Balkans to foster reconciliation and regional youth cooperation during and post COVID-19 crisis. The call aims to contribute to increasing the capacities of CSOs that can implement regional youth-related projects and offer opportunities for young people. These opportunities should provide youth with new spaces for dialogue, mutual learning, and increased understanding across communities and RYCO’s Contracting Parties.

RYCO is aware that it is crucial to maintain youth cooperation and reconciliation momentum even in times of crisis. Therefore, interested CSOs are invited to think of innovative projects that offer solutions in a rapidly changing world.

RYCO is established upon the belief that young people are real change makers and when provided with an opportunity to learn, grow, and voice their ideas, their social and economic prospects are enhanced, and the whole community benefits over the long term. RYCO’s fourth Open Call is designed to provide decisive support to CSOs that can contribute to this vision, whether they wish to engage in such activities for the first time or require assistance to expand their already existing work.

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CLOSEDOct 12, 2020Deadline
$17,795 - $390,028Amount
3-8 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
  • a) be a legal entity, and
  • b) be a non-profit-making CSO, established in one of the six Western Balkan ContractingParties, a minimum of one year prior to the launch of this call for proposals.Potential applicants may not participate in RYCO‟s calls for proposals or be awarded grants ifthey are in any of the situations indicating that they are bankrupt, subject to insolvency orwinding-up procedures; where their assets are being administered by a liquidator or by a court;where it is in an arrangement with creditors; where their activities are suspended; or where theyare in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for under national lawsor regulations; they are in breach of its obligations relating to the payment of taxes or socialsecurity contributions, in accordance with the law of the Contracting Party in which they areestablished.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesPlease note that the eligible target group under this call are young people from the WB6, from 15 to 30 years old. Participation of teachers, youth workers, artists and decision makers, etc. over 30 years of age is also possible within planned activities, only if the purpose of that activity falls directly under the goals and objectives of this Call for Proposals.REQUIRED
Reporting Requirements

During the project implementation, the grantee is expected to regularly report on the project progress to RYCO as laid down in the contract.

The grantee will be required to submit a final narrative and financial report, no later than 30 days after the official project completion, using RYCO templates annexed to the grant contract.


Application Directions

The Applicant will be required to register in the following link. Upon registration they will have access to the Application Form. They will have to fill out the Application, upload the Activity Timeline and Budget Form in Excel format. Applicants are required also to upload the scanned Supporting Documents in PDF format and fill out the Questions for RYCO M&E.


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