Regional Youth Dialogue for Europe project 

We are officially launching the open Call for Proposals for the Active Achievement Fund for Regional Informal Groups within the framework of the project Regional Youth Dialogue for Europe funded by the European Union.

The main objective of this Call is to strengthen creative groups in the Western Balkans, particularly informal ones, by providing financial support for initiatives aiming to:

  1. Increase youth activism in their communities and participation in structured dialogue with decision makers on public policies relevant to youth
  2. Advocate for the adoption of European values and strengthening of democratic and responsible institutions
  3. Promote regional cooperation and political, economic and social benefits of the EU integration for the Western Balkans countries

Total available budget of the Active Achievement Fund is 30.000 EUR. Regional informal groups can apply for financial support for project that must fall between the following minimum and maximum amount:

  • minimum amount: 2.000 EUR
  • maximum amount: 4.000 EUR

Only informal groups are eligible to apply for this Call for Proposals. These groups are not formally registered and have a low level of formality and weak technical and managerial skills. The Call is open to informal groups that spontaneously gathered to solve a problem in the local community, with priority to individuals that participated in RYDE activities such as Politeia School, Politeia Thematic Sessions, Youth Policy Labs and Internship program.

The regional groups shall be composed of at least 5 young people aged 16-30 who are citizens of at least 3 out of five Western Balkan countries in which the RYDE project is implementing (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*[1], North Macedonia and Serbia). At least one person from the informal group must be of legal age in order for the project implementation contract to be signed.

Support will be provided through direct payments conducted by RYDE partner organizations that will act as intermediary organizations for the particular project. With the project proposal, the applicants should select the project host country which will consequently determine which partner organization will act as intermediary organization. The partner organizations will execute payments for costs incurred as per the approved small project budget.

Host countryCityIntermediary organizationsContact
AlbaniaTiranaYouth Act Center
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevoNetwork of Progressive Initiatives
Kosovo*PristinaKosovar Stability
North MacedoniaSkopjeNGO Info Center Foundation
SerbiaNovi SadRegional Academy for Democratic Development

The duration of the projects is up to six months.

The selected informal groups are obliged to implement their projects within the period from 10th July 2024 to 10th January 2025.

The deadline for submitting applications is 2nd of July, 2024 at 20:00 CET.

Applicants must apply in English and submit their applications electronically to the e-mail address:

You can find below the Guidelines for regional informal groups and the Annexes needed for the project application.

The Active Achievement Fund is a sub-granting activity of the three-year regional project “Regional Youth Dialogue for Europe” (RYDE), funded by the European Union in the period 2023-2026.

Center for Democracy Foundation

[1] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.