Civil Society Support Facility Civica Mobilitas 2.0
Civica Mobilitas is a civil society support facility in Macedonia that began in October 2014 and will continue until September 2018. The project supports civil society in promoting social change in areas such as good governance, decentralization and civil society development. Civica Mobilitas also supports civil society in addressing three so-called “transversal issues”: gender, inter-ethnic relations, and migration. The project supports CSOs actors across all regions and municipalities, sectors and themes. Civica Mobilitas aims at reducing some of the large disparities in terms of the development of civil society between and within Macedonia’s regions and between and within different societal sectors.
Civica Mobilitas promotes thoughtful institutional development and organizational strengthening of CSOs. It simultaneously aims at contributing to the development of civil society as a sector and to strengthening CSOs as organizations. Within a period of up to 4 years, Civica Mobilitas aims at reaching a “critical mass” of 100 CSOs that actively engage in achieving positive social changes in Macedonia. This critical mass may help bringing about consensus on the direction and contents of key social reforms.
Civica Mobilitas consists of the following components
1. CONSTITUENCY BUILDING
Component 1 consists of the following activities: Civica Mobilitas regional, national, ad hoc and thematic forums, support to intermediaries, assisted learning, help Desk, planning and preparation of the societal actions, facilitation, coaching and mentoring by internal and external experts.
2. GRANT SCHEME
In Civica Mobilitas program it is predicted that 4 types of grants that will be awarded to civil society organizations: institutional, action (project), small and ad hoc grants. The Programme divides these categories of grants based on the civil society tradition. The grants will be awarded in three ways: institutional, action (project) and part of the small grants will be granted through “calls for proposals”. The procedure for the institutional grants awards also foresees self-evaluation of the applicants. The Commission for the Grants established by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC).
3. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Research and Development (R&D) contributes to the production of new CS knowledge as well as to the development of practical tools.