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Call for applications 2020

Application Deadline Extended !
new date: 24th february 2021, wednesday

(documentatioıns to be updated soon.)

READ-Regional Network for Cultural Diversity is regional EU funded project, with aim to enable civil society actors to foster and contribute to intercultural tolerance and democratic values with particular focus on youth.

The Project is implemented by Goethe-Institut Skopje together with the partner organizations: Association KROKODIL (Serbia), Center for Balkan Cooperation- Loja (North Macedonia), Institute I Labret due in Promocionit (Albania), Kalem Culture Association (Turkey) and Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo). The project started on the 1st of September, 2020 and will last till 31th of August, 2024.

Along with the 6 CSOs who are part of the project consortium, the aim of the Project is to increases the capacity of up to 90 cultural initiatives through sub-granting, training or networking support during 4 years. CSOs are very important for the success of this project, as they wield considerable influence in culture and society change.

Our first open call for applications is published for organizations from the 5 partner countries who can apply for financial support in the area of translation, publication, and/ or promotion of works in order to increase access and awareness of literature beyond the national context. For the 1st Call for applications, the support will be given to 30 Civil Society organizations in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

The applicants need to be:

  • non-profit making;
  • civil society organizations;
  • directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project with co-applicant(s);
  • registered in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey for at least 6 months before the date of publication of the call;
  • working on one or more of the thematic areas of relevance of this Call for Proposals

The Call is divided in two different sections:

  • Open Call for supporting intercultural projects aims to promote cross-cultural cooperation in the region. The objective is to widely disperse support to a number of grass-root cultural initiatives across the countries and to promote their networking and cooperation. The Action should cover costs related tо literary arts and artists, variety of other cultural and artistic initiatives including but not limited, music, theatre, audio and video production, multimedia and other initiatives promoting intercultural cooperation in the region. Cooperation between at least two eligible countries will be considered as advantage. The maximum amount of support for this call is 3.000€ per grant. Projects from youth organizations are encouraged in particular.
  • Open Call for supporting multilingual projects aims to support the regional diffusion of literary works from target countries. The purpose of this effort is expected to be for translation, in combination with presentation and promotion of regional literature. The support from this project will supplement and significantly scale-up the inter-regional translation of authors from Western Balkan and Turkey. The maximum amount of support for this call is 2.000€ per grant. The Action should cover costs related to translation, design and print, and promotion of regional literature. Supported projects will be encouraged to create synergies with our mobile library as well as the different festivals or even the residencies.

Only one application from each applicant will be considered.

More information about the Open Call for applications can be found in the link bellow: documentations: –   –—call-for-applications-eng-multilingual.pdf   –   –