The Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBSG) and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (BST) are continuing their joint funding initiative to support confidence building activities of non-state actors in the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova, and its neighboring countries. The partners are convinced that civil society can make a valuable contribution to the process of confidence building, mutual understanding, and reconciliation between populations in territories presently or recently involved in (armed) conflicts. This initiative is designed to encourage grantees to investigate new ways, methods, and approaches for fostering mutual understanding.
The projects should be initiated by civil society organizations that can effectively engage target audiences within the population of the region in their projects’ activities. Organizations requesting grants must be legally registered in one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. The involvement of additional partners (especially those from the EU) is possible and welcome.