CARE International office in Kosovo within the project “Kosovo Youth Participation – KYP”, conducted a three-day training on Project Proposal Development for non-governmental organizations shortlisted in the Call for Applications: Support to Youth NGOs for Initiatives Focusing on Youth Employment.
The training was held in Pristina, on January 10, 11, and 12, 2024 with 16 representatives of non-governmental organizations from the eight target municipalities of the project (Deçan/Dečani, Fushë Kosova/Kosovo Polje, Junik/Junik, Gjakova/Đakovica, Peja/Peć, Rahovec/Orahovac, Obiliq/Obilić, and Suharekë/Suva Reka). The purpose of the training was to increase the capacities of non-governmental organizations in writing project proposals, strengthening their knowledge for the implementation of projects in the future as well as networking amongst present organizations.
After completing the three-day training, applicants will have the opportunity to fine-tune their project proposals based on the needs of the call and the lessons learned from the training, thus increasing the possibility of their selection for funding.
The Call for Applications: Support to Youth NGOs for Initiatives Focusing on Youth Employment is implemented as part of the Financial Support to Third Parties Component (FSTP) grant scheme, which is implemented as part of the KYP project with the financial support of the European Union (EU) office in Kosovo.
Through the project proposals that will be selected for funding, it is expected to create direct opportunities for youth employment and three-month paid internship programs in local firms, for at least five young people. From this call for applications, four non-governmental organizations will be supported through sub-grants for € 8,000 each, with a total amount of €32,000.
The non-governmental organizations selected for funding are expected to sign the contract for the implementation of project proposals on February 1, 2024.