August 19, 2011

FUNDING / OPPORTUNITIES: Call for Proposals: Promoting Youth Participation in Response to Xenophobia and Racism in Europe

The Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people across societies, especially marginalized and excluded communities. The Open Society Youth Initiative seeks to identify, support, and promote the work of European youth seeking to combat xenophobia and intolerance and to promote inclusion.

Proposals to promote the full participation of youth with mental or physical disabilities in the cultural, economic, political and social life of their communities are also strongly encouraged. For the purpose of this call, Europe will be defined as the member states of the European Union as well as Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Proposals are sought that will focus on areas such as: political and civic engagement of youth; integration of minority and majority communities; use of new media tools to counter xenophobia and tackle discrimination; awareness raising of the importance and benefits of inclusion; as well as those that seek to promote explicitly, though not exclusively, the inclusion of minority groups, like the Roma, in the economic, social, political and social life of the community.

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