Call for proposals to implement a youth engagement project in Ukraine in 2020-2021

Call for Projects Proposals under the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Programme for 2020-2021

The British Embassy Kyiv is accepting project proposals from organisations to implement
the “Youth engagement: citizens participation through enhanced social action skills and tools” project for the 2020-2021 implementation cycle.

Background

The UK remains committed to supporting Ukraine and its people on the road to democratic development, stability and prosperity. We are funding a range of peacebuilding and conflict management projects, alongside humanitarian assistance to enable Ukraine to deliver key reforms and strengthen democratic institutions.

We believe that active citizenship and engagement of young people in the life of their country at community level could increase Ukraine’s chances of building democracy and better future for its citizens.

This year the British Embassy Kyiv is seeking to support projects in Ukraine that focus on the following theme:

Youth Engagement: promote youth’s (school leavers, students and young professionals) active participation in the lives of their community and their country through contribution to the work of their local councils, enhanced social action and increased implementation of citizen-supported initiatives at community level.

Scope

Bidders should set out a proposal to:

  1. develop tools, mechanisms and programmes to enhance youth social activism and capacity to play leading roles in their communities
  2. facilitate processes for youth-initiated social and environmental action projects in local communities as well as their collaboration with youth in other regions of Ukraine
  3. deliver capacity building opportunities (workshops, seminars both face-to-face where possible and on-line) for practical skills development and platforms for youth networking and collaboration with their local authorities and communities
  4. disseminate best practices at the national level and engaging youth around Ukraine

Bidders should feel free to propose additional project components within the theme.

Institutional scope

The project would be expected to work with both civil society/local youth organisations and local governments and, where possible, build bridges and connections with both, leading to institutionalisation of relationships.  Successful bidders will need to set out their plan to identify and recruit project partners to work with.

Geographic scope

Bidders are asked to propose and justify a geographic scope for the project within the resource envelope set out in the Terms of Reference (ToR), we would not encourage only Kyiv centric proposals.

Preference will be given to proposals aiming to work with young people in the oblasts of Ukraine where there is evidence of the least engaged young people or higher level of migration from the oblasts. Such evidence should be provided in the project proposals.

Outputs

The expected project outputs are:

  1. opportunities available

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