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Project Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate

Timespan:August 2021 - July 2024
Donor:Government of the United Kingdom
Applicant:People in Need (PIN)
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Project Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate

Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate is a three-year project, which seeks to improve public space and its use in Mostar through activating citizens and supporting citizen-led initiatives that contribute to shared civic, cultural and economic life in Mostar. The project aims to support citizens and local authorities to effectively use new skills, tools and mechanisms to address priorities in an inclusive, gender sensitive, participatory and systematic manner.

The preparatory phase of the project, which will define the involvement and activation of citizens, as well as other relevant participants with the goal of their direct involvement in creation of positive changes in Mostar, is currently underway.

An intense and challenging period will start in spring 2022, when everything we planned in the preparation phase, after taking the pulse of the city and its citizens, will be realized.

Mostar-base project partners will implement a series of innovative activities to activate and involve citizens with a goal of establishing dialogue between communities, on common priorities with, in the overall framework of the project’s spheres of activity.

In addition, the Project will directly allocate funds for financing of infrastructure investments in public spaces, as well as initiatives to be led and designed by citizens, which relate to common public space.

The project lead is People in Need (PIN), a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development aid in more than 30 countries around the world. Four other organizations are equal partners in the consortium: Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI), Youth Cultural Center Abrasevic (OKC Abrasevic), Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar) and Nesto Vise (NV).

The Project is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom.