The project Regional Network for Cultural Diversity - READ is directly related to the EU-Western Balkan Flagship initiatives to support the transformation of the Western Balkan, mainly initiative 6 “to support reconciliation and good neighborly relations”.
This project is funded by the European Commission under the Grant Scheme "Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018-2019", with a duration of 4 years, starting 01.09.2020 and will be completed by 31.08.2024. The Project is implemented by the Goethe-Institut as a lead partner and 5 partner organizations from the region: CBC Loja (NMK), Instituti I Librit dhe i Promocionit, Kalem Culture Association (Turkey), Krokodil (Serbia), Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo).
In the first open Call for sub-grants 2020-2021 were received 78 applications for projects from the five target countries. From these, 56 applications were received for intercultural and 22 applications were for multilingual projects. The independent jury selected 29 Project Proposals for financial support: 19 intercultural and 10 multilingual projects. Divided by countries: 7 sub-grantees were selected from Albania, 5 from Turkey, 6 from Serbia, 4 from Kosovo and 7 sub-grantees were from North Macedonia.