Open call for Capacity Building and Advocacy Grant Program for sustainable rural development in the Western Balkans


Network for Rural Development of Serbia, on behalf of consortium of partners: Development Foundation of Turkey, Turkey; Network For Rural Development of Montenegro; Network for Rural Development of Macedonia; Network for Rural Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Institue for Democacy and Mediation, Albania; Network of Organisation for Rurad Development of Kosovo; Croatian Rural Development Network and Latvian Rural Forum, Latvia, announces:


for Capacity Building and Advocacy Grant Program for sustainable rural development in the Western Balkans

We are inviting civil society organisations (CSOs) to submit Full applications related for Capacity Building and Advocacy initiative in one of the thematic areas of sustainable rural development: LEADER and CLLD (Community Led Local Development)  approaches; Rural development; Sustainable management of Natural resources; Environment protection; Social economy; Innovation in socio-economic development; Sustainable agriculture; Diversification of economic activities in rural areas.

The Call is opened until 17 December 2017 at 23.59 hours for all CSOs from Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo* active in different aspects of sustainable rural development.

More information about conditions for applying can be found in Guidelines for applicants with accompanying annexes at webpage and webpages of members of the project consortium:

Also if you need more informations about conditions for applying you can contact national coordinators by e-mails:

Civil Society Organizations with successful application will granted with maximum 17.000 euros per grant. Minimum14 best project proposals for sustainable rural development will be granted to implement projects in period 1st February 2018 – 31st October 2018.

Programme is conducted as part of project “ALTER – Active Local Territories for Economic development of Rural Areas” financed by European Union and lasts for four years founded by European Union.

ALTER Grant – Program Guidelines

Draft Contract

Annex 1 – Application form ALTER

Annex 2 – Budget form ALTER

Annex 3 – Narrative report template

Annex 4 – Financial report template

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