The Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans is a key pillar of the European Commission’s Western Balkans Strategy published in February 2018. It covers a wide range of areas from broadband infrastructure, public sector modernization and the digitalization of industry to digital skills and cybersecurity, and a roadmap for lowering roaming charges. Most media, civil society organizations (CSOs) and Governments in the region do not have the resources or the capacities to cover the issues of e-government and digital rights, denying the citizens opportunities to learn about the current tendencies.
Therefore, the consortium of CSOs from five Western Balkan countries was established, within the regional EU funded project, Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA, with aim to increase the engagement of the CSOs in the shaping and implementation of the Digital Agenda in the Western Balkans.
ICEDA announces this Request for Applications to provide support to CSOs to promote Digital agenda through the first Small Grants Scheme Cycle LOT 1: Award grants for the e-Government Support Centers awarding 15 small grants to CSOs from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. More info available HERE.