Metamorphosis Foundation and Eurothink – Center for European Strategies invite all interested civil society organizations and media to attend the info sessions regarding the Small Grant Scheme within the Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink project, supported by the European Union.

The open competition for sub-grants is part of the second cycle within the Small Grant Scheme published on 1 June, and it will stay open until 15 July 2019.

Ten grants will be awarded within the second cycle, which will support one or more projects in each of the eight planning regions of Republic of North Macedonia. The amount of the small grants ranges between 6000 and 7000 euros per grant.

Further information about the project and the Small Grant Scheme is available at partners’ websites as well as project’s website

The overall objective of the action is to promote media literacy, which serves as basis for safeguarding the right of citizens to hold diverse opinions, via stimulating a culture of critical thinking, pluralism of opinion and democratic values.

Specific objectives:

  • To foster a culture of critical thinking via education of the general public on the detrimental impact of media manipulations on democracy and European values.
  • To increase capacities of civil society organizations (CSOs) and media to address media manipulations (incl. hate speech) by improving the media literacy levels via joint engagement with state institutions.
  • To increase citizen demand for accountable media through public education, promotion of professional standards and international practices that protect freedom of opinion and expression

In order to bring the interested parties closer to and further explain both the Small Grant Scheme and the project itself, Metamorphosis and Eurothink are organizing info session in towns in each of the eight planning regions of Republic of North Macedonia.

The info sessions schedule is available below:

Place Date and time Event location
Tetovo 10.06.2019; 11:00 am LOJA NGO, ul. Ilindenska no. 18А
Gostivar 10.06.2019; 14:00 am Youth and Community Center – Gostivar, ul. Major Čede Filipovski br. 158, Gostivar
Kičevo 11.06.2019; 11:00 am Kičevo Hotel
Struga 11.06. 2019; 15:00 pm Drim Hotel
Bitola 12.06. 2019; 11:00 am Youth Cultural Center, Bitola, ul. Car Samoil no. 29
Veles 12.06. 2019; 15:00 am NGO Center, ul. Trajche Panov, no. 22
Kumanovo 13.06. 2019; 11:00 am Municipality of Kumanovo
Shtip 17.06. 2019; 11:00 am Oaza Hotel
Strumica 17.06. 2019; 14:00 am Community Center
Gevgelija 18.06.2019; 11:00 am Dom na kulturata, ul. 7mi Noemvri bb. Gevgelija
Skopje 19.06. 2019; 11:00 am Civic Resource Center, Blvd. Sv. Kiril i Metodij, no. 50