[EXTENDED] Open Call for Journalist and Media

[EXTENDED] Open Call for Journalist and Media


Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) is a local non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in the field of peace and community building in the wider region of Mitrovica, northern municipalities of Kosovo. The overall aim of CBM is to facilitate contact and dialogue between citizens in the whole Mitrovica municipality. CBM’s staff consists of devoted citizens – both   Kosovo Serbs and Kosovo Albanians– who grew up in this region and want to restore the previous confidence and even friendship that war and politics have destroyed. By supporting many concrete projects which address the direct needs of the local communities, CBM contributes to this goal. The work of the past years has gained the organization a strong reputation on both sides of the Iber/Ibar river. Along with partners- New Social Initiative from North Mitrovica and Youth Initiative for Human Rights CBM implements a five-year-long Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation Activity (RCT) supported by the American People through USAID.


Overall Objective of the Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation (RCT) Activity

The overall objective of the Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation (RCT) Activity is to transform existing conflicts and build peace, predominantly among majority ethnic Kosovo Albanians and minority ethnic Kosovo Serbs. The RCT Activity is helping communities on the individual level by assisting in better mutual understanding of the differences and emphasizing joint strengths, as well as on the policy level, where the impact of the RCT Activity is influencing amending policies that are addressing reconciliation processes among divided communities. More so, socio-economic value is assisting local communities with social innovations that address societal challenges whereas the local economy stakeholders are benefiting from the promotion of public-private partnerships. From the media promotion aspect, the RCT activity is helping communities stimulate sharing their diverse values.



The RCT Activity is opening a call for journalists and media to support positive stories in various format that showcase reconciliation, peacebuilding and cooperation across ethnic lines in Kosovo.

Maximum Grant Amount per concept note/idea: 750 USD

Maximum number of supported ideas: 4

Deadline for application: 8th of February, 2023


Objective of the call

The RCT Activity seeks to contribute to changing social behavior at the local level towards making it more friendly to reconciliation and cohesion-building.  By supporting media outlets and journalists to produce and share positive reconciliation stories with the wider Kosovo audience, RCT wants to foster generating stories that contribute towards peacebuilding. In addition, RCT wants to encourage media cooperation across different areas in Kosovo, their cooperation across all communities.


Who can apply?

  • Journalists and media (radio, tv, online newspapers)
  • Stories, articles, reportage must be related to the objective of the call, showcasing multiethnic cooperation in any way/field and promote peacebuilding
  • Applicants cannot apply with ideas that have already been broadcasted in the media, social media or anywhere else.
  • The product (reportage, story etc.) should refrain from any hate speech or inappropriate language.


Eligibility criteria

Media (TVs, radio, online newspapers, etc.):


  • If the Applicant apply on behalf of the media, the media must be:
  • Legally registered in Kosovo for a minimum period of 12 months prior to the deadline for submission of the proposal
  • The applicant or media need to be based in Kosovo



  • Working in any media that are registered in Kosovo
  • The final product (i.e. story, reportage, article etc.) must be posted in the media they work for or any other media of their choice
  • If suitable, applicants are encouraged to apply in cooperation with journalists/media from different communities


Note that applicants:

  • May not submit more than one application under this call
  • May not be supported more than once in this call
  • May not be a co-applicant in another application under this call


Concept note/idea that include the following will NOT be accepted:

  • Concept note/idea that DO NOT in any way contribute to the achievement of the objective of this call (the Applicant must ensure that the component of reconciliation, conflict transformation and peacebuilding is central to the proposed idea)
  • Actions related to political parties and/or political campaigns
  • Actions that are mainly related to individual sponsorship for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, and congresses


Application and submission

  • All applications must be written in English
  • Any annexes (if submitted) should be clearly stated as such


Concept note/idea

The concept note/idea should not exceed more than two pages. There is no specific form, please chose a template that fits best the purpose of your proposal, clearly stating who is applying and other important information. The concept note/idea should contain sufficient information for an independent reader to understand exactly what the applicant wants to achieve.



Applicants must be prepared to publicize the fact that they are financed within the framework of the Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation Activity by American People through USAID implemented by Community Building Mitrovica (CBM). Applicants must be prepared to acknowledge specific donor’s visibility guidelines and regulations.

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