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Erste Bank is Opening a Competition for New Members of Club 27 for the Fifth Time

Erste Bank will this year award 16 young talented people with the award fund in total amount of 1.4 million dinars.  Artists compete for another main prize.

Next year we expect to connect the members of Club 27 with the youth from Centrifuga...

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The House for Us in the Center of the City!

On Friday, December 16th 2011 Association for Help to Persons with Mental Disabilities of the Municipality of Trstenik opened a daycare center for persons with intellectual disabilities...

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The First Part of the Training for We Are On-line! Program Held

The first part of the training for We are on-line! program was held from December 16th to December 18th in Belgrade.  Thirty representatives of fifteen youth civil societies and informal groups from the entire Serbia participated in the training...

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Training for Civil Society Organizations Held – Employing Persons with Disabilities

From December 9th to 11th 2011, at Hotel Izvor in Aranđelovac, Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, in cooperation with Soft Tulip Foundation from The Netherlands, organizeda three-day training on advocating for employing people with disabilities...

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Traditional VIRTUS 2011 Awards Granted

On Saturday, December 3rd 2011 VIRTUS awards for corporate philanthropy were awarded.  For the fifth time in a row the representatives of civil societies, companies, the Government and the media assembled at National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade in order to award the people who have been investing most in non-profit initiatives during 2011.  Giving for the general welfare is the field in which Balkan Community Initiatives Fund has been devotedly working during its twelve years of existence...

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January Deadline for Submitting Project Proposals within Social Transition Program

Balkan Community Initiative Fund’s competition for Social Transition program is in progress.  The project is being realized in cooperation with Cooperating Netherlands Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE). Deadline for submitting project proposals is  January 18th 2012 until 5 PM...

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12 Tons of Paper Collected at the Inception of Oplaneti se! Do Recycle Campaign

Over 12 tons of used paper has been collected during the first action within Oplaneti se! Do recycle ecological campaign, which was realized on Saturday, November 26th in Raška.  In cooperation with Public Communal Enterprise “Raška” the paper was transported to the recycling plant...

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3,500.000 Dinars for 12 Projects within Green List of Serbia Program

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund has awarded grants within Green List of Serbia program for the realization of the new eco campaignOplaneti se!  Do recycle...

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Fifteen Youth Groups Will Be Trained within We Are On-line! Program

Selection Board for We are on-line! program has decided to include fifteen youth groups in the next phase of the program.  In December 2011 and January 2012 the groups will go through trainings in using Internet as the tool for activism and planning online campaign...

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Twelve Projects Recommended within Social Transition Program

Within October round of competition for Social Transition program, Balkan Community Initiatives Fund’s Donation Boardhas decided to recommend to Cooperating Netherlands’ Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE) the projects of the following twelve organizations...

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The Good People Organization Has Successfully Completed the Fundraising Process

The Good People organization from Valjevo has successfully completed the fundraising process necessary for the putting up of containers and implementing the competition in collecting PET packaging at schools.  With support from BCIF and VIA Foundation, and within Fundraising from Local Sources program, The Good People have implementedHelp the Planet by Recycling project...

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Art in Passing

Within Art in Passing project, which had been supported within this year’s Centrifuga, informal group Generator, Anomaly and Party conducted a series of art interventions with a goal to give a new dimension to the public space in Požega...

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Fundraising from Local Sources - Cobra Group

Cobra Group from the villages Donja Toponica and Donja Trnava has successfully completed fundraising for the opening of an Internet center in their community.  With support from BCIF and VIA Foundation, and within Fundraising from Local Sources program, The Cobras have implemented Be a Part of the Network project.  By opening the Internet center, Be a Part of the Network project has been officially concluded in a very successful manner...

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Poetrying in Čačak

Within Poezitiva program, Cultural center Lift from Čačak realized a three-day poetry workshop at Cultural center Full Art, and Poetrying at Hall of Residence for Secondary School Students in Čačak.

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Ready for Successful Fundraising

After the completion of the three training modules and the fundraising plans, seven organizations were selected within Successful Fundraising program.  The organizations will receive the means for technical support in the amount of 1.250 dollars.  The means will enable them to prepare for the fundraising process itself...

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Places in the Heart Fund Awarded the Most Positive Civic Initiatives’ Projects and the Best Local Partnership in 2010

On a ceremony held on October 11th 2011 at Assembly of the City of Belgrade,Places in the Heart fund for the sixth time in a row awarded the organizations which have in 2010 implemented projects with the most positive effects on their local communities...

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Deadline for Submitting Project Proposals within Social Transition Program is Extended to October 14th

Deadline for submitting project proposals for Social Transition in Serbia competition is extended toOctober 14th until 5 PM...

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Culture.Realistically.

This year’s Centrifuga tumble dried in Banovci for the first time, thanks to the project Culture Realistically of the informal group Danube Cultural Network.  Young enthusiasts have recognized the lack of content as the big problem of the youth in Banovci, and decided to provide the young with something more than “chilling” this summer...

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Competition for VIRTUS Award Extended to October, 14th

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF) has reached a decision to extend the deadline for submitting VIRTUS award applications to October, 14th, 2011.

VIRTUS award was established in 2007, as the first recognition of its kind in Serbia.  It is intended for companies and enterprises which have during 2010/11 contributed to the general welfare in the most effective manner, by providing nonprofit organizations or civil society organizations with material or other type of support...

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BAR CAMP

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, in cooperation with Fund for an Open Society, is inviting you to BAR CAMP, which will be held on Thursday, October 13th 2011 from 6 to 9 PM at REX Cultural Center in Belgrade, 16, Jevrejska Street.

The idea behind Bar camp is to gather at one place the people who work on Internet, social networks, information technologies, programming, design and activism in order to exchange knowledge, to network and to search in an open environment for partners for the realization of their ideas.  That is an interactive concept which encompasses informal discussions, presentations and information and contact exchange between the participants...

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Project "Mediocracy" by CSO Vido from Kragujevac

We present you two events which took place within “Mediocracy” project by CSO Vido from Kragujevac.  The first part of a series of lectures and music programs “Mediocracy” took place between September 3rd and 15th 2011 at the premises of Youth Cultural Center “Dom omladine” in Kragujevac, and “Soda” club with two weeks’ intervals between each event.

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How Young Artists from Šabac Reinvented Old „Zastava“ Cars

Young creative people from Šabac, who participated at one of the workshops within The Culture of Remembrance: The City in 20 Paintings project, have come up with a truly innovative way to reinvent the public space by using no less than old Zastava cars.  By bringing three old “Zastavas” from “Inos Napredak” company from Šabac (which is in the car recycling business) to downtown Šabac, the young citizens of Šabac from Artists’ Society The Stairswhich is implementing this project, have put up a unique surface for graffiti painting...

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Establishing Roma Cultural Centre in Trstenik through Public Advocacy

A several decade long problem that burdens the Roma population in Trstenik is the lack of a Roma center, where various activities with a goal to preserve cultural values of the Roma people, their identity, language and customs would be implemented.  Association for Roma Emancipation KHAM from Trstenik has applied for BCIF’s Public Advocacy competition with that goal in mind...

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The List of Supported Projects within “Goodness” Program

Within the fourth competition of “Goodness” program of National Lottery of Serbia, whose theme it is to improve intergenerational cooperation, friendship and mutual support of the old and the young in the local community, nine projects have been supported in the total amount of 3.319.994 dinars...

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The First Competition for Submitting Project Proposals for “We Are On-line!” Program is Now Open

Balkan Community Initiative Fund’s (BCIF) competition for “We are on-line!” program is in progress.

Local civil societies which work on youth issues, and in which the majority of members belong to the 15-30 age group, youth groups which work under registered civil societies, but have independent activities compared with the organization whose part they are, and informal youth groups may apply for“We are on-line!” program with the maximum budget amount of up to 200.000,00 dinars...

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Places in the Heart Competition

For the sixth time in a row Places in the Heart fund is awarding civil society organizations and informal groups which have in 2010 implemented projects with the most positive effects on their local communities.

In cooperation with TACSO Serbia –EU Office for the Technical Support to Civil Society Organizations, this year again will be awarded the best local partnership...

 

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The Start of Campaign on Primary Waste Selection and Recycling

 

On Tuesday, September 6th at “Jevremovac” botanical garden, the start of the six-month Green Initiative campaign was announced.  The campaign will be realized mutually by Balkan Community Initiatives Fund and another 9 civil society organizations, in cooperation withInstitute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), and with financial support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...

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October Round for Submitting Project Proposals within Social Transition Program

Balkan Community Initiative Fund’s competition for Social Transition program is in progress.  The project is realized in cooperation with Cooperating Netherlands Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE)...

 

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The Fifth VIRTUS Competition Open- The Award for a Company That Cares

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund traditionally awardsthe VIRTUS award for corporate philanthropy to the most responsible companies in Serbia. 

The competition for the VIRTUS award for corporate philanthropy opens on September 6th 2011.  The deadline forsubmitting applications is October 7th 2011.  Balkan Community Initiatives Fund is awarding the award for the fifth time in a row, with financial support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in cooperation with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)...

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New Deadline for Submitting Project Proposals within October Round of Active Communities Program

Balkan Community Initiative Fund’s (BCIF) competition for Active communities program is in progress. 


Local societies and informal groups of citizens from Serbia may apply for Active communities program, with the maximum budget amount of up to 350,000.00 dinars...

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Green Initiative is Starting a Campaign on Primary Waste Selection and Recycling

On Tuesday, September 6th at 11 AM, Green Initiative will announce the start of their activities in the pleasant surroundings of “Jevremovac” botanical garden.

In cooperation with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), and with financial support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Initiative will realize numerous mutual activities in the following 16 months, which will be aimed at encouraging primary waste selection on the local and national level, and increasing participation of all the relevant actors in the field of collecting recycling material...

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Training for Civil Society Organizations Held – Employing People with Disabilities

From August 19th to 21st 2011, in Šumadija hotel in Belgrade, Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, in cooperation with Soft Tulip Foundation from The Netherlands, organized a three-day training on employing people with disabilities.  The training is a part of the project entitledInclusion of People with Disabilities in Serbia through Employment,which is being supported by Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, within Support to Civil Society project)...

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Places in the Heart Competition

For the sixth time in a row Places in the Heart fund is awarding civil society organizations and informal groups which have in 2010 implemented projects with the most positive effects on their local communities.

In cooperation with TACSO Serbia –EU Office for the Technical Support to Civil Society Organizations, this year will be awarded the best local partnership...

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Our Vision of the Urban Future

With the sounds of the anthem of “Our Vision of the Urban Future” project, Eco Voice group started their activities within Centrifuga 2011program in Aqua park of Jagodina.  On August 12th, which is International Youth Day, the members of the group distributed action’s promo material and condoms to their contemporaries.  The young people of Jagodina were informed about the possibilities for participating in certain activities within the project, such as graffiti painting, painting, dance, singing, hip hop  and art photography...

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MLADGRAD 2011 Award Ceremony

Today, on August 15th 2011, MLADGRAD award was awarded for the second time in the lobby of National Bank of Serbia.  This award is given to local self-governments, formal and informal organizations and individuals who contribute to the improvement of the position of young people in the local community...

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Ten Grants Awarded within Active Communities Program

In the May round of decision making, Balkan Communities Initiatives Fund has awarded grants for ten projects in the amount of 2,726,237.00 dinars within Active Communities program.  For the realization of their initiatives the support has been given to...

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„Cabaret Spontana“ and Juggling Workshops in Kraljevo

The members of Positive Youth from Kraljevo have provided their contemporaries and fellow citizens with extraordinary experience and entertainment within Centrifuga 2011 program.

Thanks to “Cabaret Spontana”, it was very fun in front of RibnicaCultural center on July, 16th...

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Promotions of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations

In cooperation with European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, BCIF has held four promotions of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations during June and July 2011.  The promotions were held in Niš, Kragujevac, Belgrade and Novi Sad. In November 2010 the new Law on Foundations was passed.  The registration of new foundations, and adjusting the old foundations with the new regulations officially started on March 1st 2011 and it will last for a year...

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National Lottery of Serbia and BCIF Present “Goodness” Program in Zaječar on July, 26th

National Lottery of Serbia, in cooperation with Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, is announcing the fourth “Goodness” competition, by which it wishes to encourage civil societies in Serbia to apply their projects which will be aimed at the improvement of intergenerational cooperation, spending time and mutual support of the old and the young in local communities throughout Serbia.  By supporting civil societies’ projects which are aimed at cultural and social revival of local communities through the exchange of experiences, skills and crafts, National Lottery of Serbia wishes to encourage intergenerational cooperation, solidarity and volunteer spirit, which are parts of Serbian culture and tradition...

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Promotion of “Goodness” Program in Užice

National Lottery of Serbia, in cooperation with Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, is announcing the fourth “Goodness” competition, by which it wishes to encourage civil societies in Serbia to apply their projects which will be aimed at the improvement of intergenerational cooperation, spending time and mutual support of the old and the young in local communities throughout Serbia.  By supporting civil societies’ projects which are aimed at cultural and social revival of local communities through the exchange of experiences, skills and crafts, National Lottery of Serbia wishes to encourage intergenerational cooperation, solidarity and volunteer spirit, which are parts of Serbian culture and tradition...

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Promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations in Novi Sad

We would like to invite you to the promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations, which will be held in Novi Sad, on July 13th 2011 at Auditorium 1 of Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Vladike Platona Street, starting at 11 o’clock. 

In November 2010 the new Law on Foundations was passed.  The registration of new foundations, and adjusting the old foundations with the new regulations officially started on March 1st 2011 and it will last for a year...

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Promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations in Belgrade

We would like to invite you to the promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations, which will be held in Belgrade, on July 11th 2011 at Assembly of the City of Belgrade, starting at 12 o’clock. 

In November 2010 the new Law on Foundations was passed.  The registration of new foundations, and adjusting the old foundations with the new regulations officially started on March 1st 2011 and it will last for a year...

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Twelve Organizations Selected for the Participation in It Takes Two Training Program

In cooperation with The Skan Foundation and Cooperating Netherlands’ Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE) from The Netherlands, BCIF has launched It takes two program in order to encourage civil society organizations to develop and implement Buddy projects in Serbia, as a form of social inclusion for the vulnerable groups, foremostly the children and the youth with disabilities...

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The Second Grant in Fundraising from Local Sources Program Awarded

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund will award the second grant in the amount of 3,000 euros to Q Club from Belgrade within Fundraising from local sources program. The idea of this program is for the participating organizations to receive first financial support within their community, that is to fundraise the means for their activities from individuals and companies in the cities they work in, and then to receive a grant from BCIF...

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Winners of “Centrifuga 2011” Competition

This year’s grants in the total amount of 2.5 million dinars, which had been provided by Erste Bank, were awarded to the youth organizations from eight Serbian cities...

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The Winners of the Fifth “Centrifuga 2011” Grant Program for the Culture on the Local Level Announced

Youth organizations from eight Serbian cities have received this year’s grants in the total amount of 2.5 million dinars, which were provided by Erste Bank.

Centrifuga 2011 grants were awarded to the following youth organizations: Eco Voice from Jagodina, youth informal group Cultural Network fromBanovci, non-governmental organization Positive Youth from Kraljevo, informal groupGenerator, Anomaly and Party from Požega, informal group Urban Youth fromNovi Pazar, Civil society Vido from Kragujevac, Cultural center Lift from Čačak and Artists’ society The Stairs from Šabac...

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Promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations in Kragujevac

We would like to invite you to the promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations, which will be held in Kragujevac, on July 5th 2011 at Italija restaurant, Crveni krst, Kragujevac, starting at 12 o’clock. 

In November 2010 the new Law on Foundations was passed.  The registration of new foundations, and adjusting the old foundations with the new regulations officially started on March 1st 2011 and it will last for a year. ...

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Announcing the Winners of "Centrifuga 2011" Competition

Erste Bank a.d. Novi Sad andBalkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF)are inviting you with pleasure to theaward ceremony.  The grants will be awarded to the best projects within „Centrifuga 2011“decentralization program on Monday, July, 4th, at 12:00 PM at Cultural center GRAD, 4, Braće Krsmanović, in Belgrade...

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Promotion of “Goodness” Program in Kragujevac on July, 5th

National Lottery of Serbia, in cooperation with Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, is announcing the fourth “Goodness” competition, by which it wishes to encourage civil societies in Serbia to apply their projects which will be aimed at the improvement of intergenerational cooperation, spending time and mutual support of the old and the young in local communities throughout Serbia...

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New Competition for “Goodness” Program of National Lottery of Serbia is Open

Promotion of the Competition in Niš

National Lottery of Serbia, in cooperation with Balkan Community Initiatives Fund, is announcing the fourth “Goodness” competition, by which it wishes to encourage civil societies in Serbia to apply their projects which will be aimed at the improvement of intergenerational cooperation, spending time and mutual support of the old and the young in local communities throughout Serbia.  By supporting civil societies’ projects which are aimed at cultural and social revival of local communities through the exchange of experiences, skills and crafts, National Lottery of Serbia wishes to encourage intergenerational cooperation, solidarity and volunteer spirit, which are parts of Serbian culture and tradition...

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Salary Reimbursement Up to the Full Amount

After Belgrade, Užice is the second Serbian city where the employed women will receive the remainder of their salaries up to the full amount during their maternity leave.


Upon the proposal made by Civil Society “Initiative”, The City Council has adopted that suggestion, while the final decision should be made by The City Assembly.  The employed expectant motherswho are residents of the city will have the right to that type of reimbursement, regardless of the headquarters of the company they work in...

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The First Matching Grant in Fundraising from Local Sources Program

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund will award the first grant in the amount of 3,000 euros to Rainbow Association from Šabacwithin Fundraising from local sourcesprogram. The idea of this program is for the participating organizations to receive first financial support within their community, that is to fundraise the means for their activities from individuals and companies in the cities they work in, and then to receive a grant from BCIF...

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Promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations in Niš

We would like to invite you to the promotion of the Guide for Implementing the Law on Foundations, which will be held in Niš, on June 28th 2011 at Media Center Niš, starting at 12 o’clock. 


In November 2010 the new Law on Foundations was passed.  The registration of new foundations, and adjusting the old foundations with the new regulations officially started on March 1st 2011 and it will last for a year...

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Three Organizations from Serbia Won the ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration 2011

On a final ceremony held in Prague on June 20th, the ERSTE Foundation Awards for Social Integration 2011 were awarded.  Among the 31 awarded organizations there are three organizations from Serbia: Half Way There from Pančevo with “Assisted Living” project, Association for Local Development Kamenica from Niš with “Third Age” project and Association of citizens and parents of children with needs for special supportfrom Kruševac with “With Health against Poverty” project...

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CSO’s – Strong Partners in Social Welfare System Reform

Over 150 representatives of civil society organizations, the Government, local self-governments, centers for social work, experts and specialized institutions for working with people with disabilities have participated on the national conference Civil Society Organizations – Strong Partners in Social Welfare System Reform, which was held on June, 9th 2011 at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade...

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The First Meeting with Journalists on the Topic of Philanthropy Held

On Thursday, June 2nd in Belgrade Balkan Community Initiatives Fund organized a meeting and working breakfast with journalists and media representatives with a goal to introduce the topic of philanthropy to the broader public and to enable continuous media coverage.  The journalists of the following media participated in the meeting: Vreme, Viva, Radio Beograd, Kreator tim, Beta, Blic Žena, Balkan Magazin, B92, Danas and Portal Svet osiguranja.....

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Penny is Not Petty Campaign’s Finale

On Saturday, May 28th, “Penny is not Petty” action’s money box was officially emptied.  The completion of the eight month Balkan Community Initiatives Fund’s (BCIF) campaign was celebrated at „Kizur Istvan“ Elementary school in Subotica....

 

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Signed Grant Contracts within Advocacy Programme

After training modules for developing draft projects into a final proposal had been held, the Grant Committee supported projects of seven citizens’ associations within the Advocacy programme. Representatives of these organizations signed grant contracts in the total amount of 6,570,500 dinars on 24th May, at the BCIF premises. Contracts were signed with the following citizens’ associations...

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The Conference “CSOs – Strong Partners in Social Welfare System Reform”, 9th June, Belgrade

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF), the Republic Institute for Social Protection and the Provincial Institute for Social Protection are inviting you to the National Conference -  Civil Society Organisations – Strong Partners in Social Welfare System Reform, organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy on 9th June 2011, in Belgrade, at the Palace of Serbia, starting at 9.00 AM...

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Social event in Subotica to Mark the End of the Action “Penny is not Petty”

The final event of the campaign “Penny is not Petty” will be held on Saturday, 28th May in Subotica, the town in which, due to the initiative of the Moonlight Foundation, the idea of evening clubs for socially excluded children was realized. The former idea and a dream, with lots of hard work and efforts, has been turned into ten successful clubs for children in three towns - Subotica, Novi Becej and Gornji Milanovac....

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New Programme and Call for Proposal – It’s Better When There Are Two of Us

In cooperation with the Scan Foundation and Co-operating Netherlands Foundations for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE CNF) from Holland, BCIF is initiating the program It’s Better When There Are Two of Us, trying to encourage citizens’ associations to develop and implement the model Be a friend in Serbia, as a form of social inclusion of vulnerable groups, namely children and youth with disabilities...

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Five Projects Recommended within Social Transition Programme

Within the April round of decision making for the programme  Social transition, the Grant Award Committee decided to recommend projects of following organizations to the Cooperating Netherlands Foundations for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE)....

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Held Conference on Partnerships

 “In the process of integration of Serbia, the European Union requires a strong partnership and cooperation between civil society and public authorities at all levels”, said Deputy Head of EU Delegation in Serbia, Adriano Martins, opening the Conference on partnerships that was held on 18th May at the Palace of Serbia....

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Realized the Second Training within “Successful Fundraising” Programme

The second module of training for 12 citizens’ associations that participate in the program “Successful fundraising” was held from 13th to 15th May in Belgrade. After the first module in which the elements of strategic planning and the place of fundraising in a strategic plan were being analysed, this module was dedicated to the principles of corporate and individual fundraising, ie. individuals and companies as givers...

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“Green Signposts” for Cleaner Raška

Initiative of citizens and the Eco Club “Green Signposts” influenced on making changes of the Decision on urban planning which helped establishment of the system of organized removal of waste from rural areas of the municipality of Raška...

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Conference on Partnerships on May 18th

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF), The EU Office for Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organizations in Serbia (TACSO), TheOffice for Cooperation with Civil Societyof theGovernment of the Republic of Serbia, United Nations Global Compact in Serbia andBusiness Leaders Forum Serbia are organizing Conference on Partnerships which will be held on Wednesday, May 18th in Palace of Serbia at 9 AM....

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Grants Awarded in the March Round of Active Communities

During the March round of decision making within Active Communities program, Balkan Community Initiatives Fund has awarded grants for twelve projects in the amount of3,815,424.00 dinars. For the realization of their initiatives the support has been given to...

 

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New Funds Collected – Fundraising from Local Sources Program

Organizations, which are involved in Fundraising from local sources program, are continuing activities for fundraising from individuals and companies from their communities.  Since mid February over 285,000.00 dinars in money donations have been fundraised from individuals and the economy sector...

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The First Training in Successful Fundraising Program Took Place

From April 8th to April 10th the first training in Successful fundraisingprogram was held in Belgrade.  The training dealt with the elements of strategic planning and basic fundraising terms, and had for its goal connecting the fundraising process with the organization’s  general strategic frame.  Two representatives from each of the twelve organizations which had been selected to participate in the program attended the training...

 

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Penny Is Growing

After six months of “Penny is not Petty” campaign, during which money has been fundraised for “Moonlight” foundation from Subotica, the time has come to make a small recap of this philanthropic action.  During the adding up of the results, our heart was getting ever more joyous, in accordance with the action’s slogan “Giving hand, joyous heart”.  Until April 1st 286,229.00 dinars had been raised...

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May Round of Competition for Active Communities Program Is Now Open

Balkan Community Initiative Fund’s (BCIF) competition for Active communities program is in progress.  

Local societies and informal groups of citizens from Serbia may apply forActive communities program, with the maximum budget amount of up to 350,000.00 dinars...

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Erste Bank’s and BCIF’s Annual Centrifuga 11 Competition is Now Open

Erste bank Novi Sad a.d. and Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF)are announcing the fifth in a row grant competition within Centrifuga 2011 program...

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Twelve Organizations Were Selected for Successful Fundraising Program

Sixty-six civil society organizations have applied for the competition forSuccessful fundraising program.  The competition was closed on March 11th.  The following 12 organizations were selected during the two selection rounds:...

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“PRiZNANJE” to Domestic Intellect and PRaxis Competition for the Best Ones in the Field of Public Relations

Public Relations Society of Serbia, expert organization of PR professionals, has announced the 14th competition for “PRiZNANJE” annual award. The award is granted to the best projects in the field of communication and public relations, which have been realized in Serbia during the previous year.  The sole name of the award –“PRiZNANJE” – is in line with the effort to join public relations and knowledge, and to award the results of such joining.  The competition is openuntil April 20th, 2011...

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Workshops within Expert Support Program for Social Business Development

Within Expert Support Program for Social Business Development, on March 8th and 9th in Belgrade were organized two workshops with social enterprises, which had entered the program through the recently realized Competition.  The representatives of the following social enterprises participated in the workshops...

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New Lineup of Green List of Serbia

Selection Board has reached a decision on the election of thirteen ecological societies, which will participate in Green List of Serbia development program.  The selected societies have an opportunity to be full-time members of Green List of Serbia local eco societies network for two years.  BCIF and Young Researchers of Serbia are coordinating the network.  Mutual initiatives of the future network members will be realized within Oplaneti se! ecological campaign, which will have for its goal the solving of concrete problems in the field of waste management...

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The First Donations Collected- Fundraising from Local Sources Program

Organizations White Birch from Kruševac and TheCobra from Donja Trnava have collected the first donations within Fundraising from local sources program.

White Birch has received the first donation for its action of greening the schoolyard of Vladislav Savić Jan elementary school in local municipality of Parunovac in Kruševac.  There were 30 seedlings which have been donated by Aleksandar garden from the Kruševac settlement of Mali Šiljegovac.  The goal of White Birch was to raise the funds for 250 seedlings in total from individuals and enterprises...

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The Second Training Within Advanced Community Advocacy Program

From February 25th to 27th, the second training module withinAdvanced Community Advocacy Program was organized at Šumadija hotel in Belgrade. The training was organized for the representatives of eleven organizations whose project proposals on the topic of Advanced Community Advocacy had been rated as the best by Selection board...

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The Second Study Visit to Holland within CSO's – Strong Partners in Social Welfare System Reform project

From February 7th to 10th 2011 Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF), in cooperation with its partner the SCAN Foundation from Holland, organized a second study visit to Holland, this time intended for the representatives of institutions and other relevant actors whose activities aim at improving the quality of life and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in Serbia, within CSO's – Strong Partners in Social Welfare System Reform project...

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ISC Announces the Innovation Fund Request for Applications

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is implementing a seven-year Civil Society Advocacy Initiative (CSAI) program that seeks to support civil society in Serbia in its ability to help citizens take responsibility for determining the kind of society they live in by increasing citizen participation in all aspects of public life. Through grants, training, and networking opportunities, CSAI helps citizen initiatives and civil society organizations (CSOs) more effectively communicate their priorities and coordinate with government, the private sector, and others to tangibly improve people's lives...

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Competition for Social Transition Program Open Until April, 5th

We would like to inform you that Balkan Community Initiatives Fund’s competition for Social Transition program, which is being realized in cooperation with Cooperating Netherlands Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE) is in progress...

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Twelve Organizations Supported Within Expert Support Program for Social Business Development

 

Competition forExpert Support Program for Social Business Development which was being implemented by Coalition for Social EntrepreneurshipDevelopment and financially supported by SpanishMillennium Development Goals Fund (MDGF) within Youth Employment and Migration program is now closed...

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Evaluation Meeting and Contract Signing – Fundraising from Local Sources Program

On February 10th, withinFundraising from local sources program a meeting was held in Belgrade with the nine organizations which have received the funds for technical support: Center for Creative Development (Knjaževac), Association for the Development of Creativity (Aleksinac), The White Birch (Kruševac), Q Club and ApsArt (Belgrade), The Good People (Valjevo), The Rainbow (Šabac), The Cobra (Donja Trnava) and Green Road signs (Raška).Apart from contract signing, the meeting encompassed going through concrete questions regarding financial management during the fundraising process, as well as the evaluation of the program course up to now...

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Competition for Civil Societies for Successful Fundraising Program Is Open

Within Civil Society Advocacy Initiative in Serbia program, in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), and with financial help from United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF) will be implementing Successful fundraising program during 2011 and 2012...

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New Deadline for Submitting Project Proposals Within March Round of Active Communities Program

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund’s (BCIF) competition for Active Communitiesprogram is in progress. Local societies and informal groups of citizens from Serbia with the maximum budget amount of up to 350.000,00 dinars may apply for Active Communities program...

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Competition for Participation in „Green List of Serbia“ Program Open Until February, 17th, 2011

Within Civil Society Advocacy Initiative in Serbia program, and in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and with financial help from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), BCIF wishes to encourage and support local ecological civil societies in Serbia, through membership and work within Green List of Serbia eco network...

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Six Projects Recommended for Grant Donation Within Social Transition Program

Within November round of competition for Social Transition program, Donation boardhas decided to recommend to Cooperating Netherlands’ Foundation for Central and Eastern Europe (CNF CEE) the projects of the following organizations:...

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Training in Advanced Community Advocacy Program

The first training module within the scope of Advanced Community Advocacy Program was held from January, 28th to January 30th, 2011 in Šumadija hotel in Belgrade.  The training was organized for the representatives of eleven organizations whose project proposals on the topic of Advanced Community Advocacy Program were rated as the best by Selection Board...

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Technical Support to The Organizations– Fundraising from Local Sources Program

Within the scope of Fundraising from local sources program, the decision was made to distribute the financial means in the amount of 630 euros as a technical support to the following nine organizations: Center for Creative Development (Knjaževac), Association for the development of Creativity (Aleksinac), The White Birch (Kruševac), Q Club andApsArt (Belgrade), The Good People (Valjevo), The Rainbow (Šabac), The Cobra(Donja Trnava) and Green Road signs (Raška)...

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BCIF’s Grant Lists on The Website

The website of Balkan Community Initiatives Fund provides the visitors with the possibility to take a look at the complete Lists of grants which have been granted by BCIF since 2004, when BCIF registered as a domestic fund...

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March Round of Active Communities Program

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund’s (BCIF) competition for Active Communities program is in progress. Local societies and informal groups of citizens from Serbia with the maximum budget amount of up to 350.000,00 dinars may apply for Active Communities program...

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Together for The Children’s Welfare

The club for the children from the families with manifold problems, which is led by the organization GM Optimist from Gornji Milanovac, was visited by the representatives of „Penny is not petty“ campaign andMoonlight foundation from Subotica...

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