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

Project Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate is a three-year project, which seeks to improve public spaces and its use in Mostar through citizen engagement and support for citizen-led initiatives which contribute to shared civic, cultural and economic life in Mostar. The project supports citizens and local authorities in effective use of new skills, tools and mechanisms that address existing priorities in an inclusive, gender sensitive, participatory, and systematic manner.

Members of the consortium, within their spheres of action, are implementing a series of innovative activities that engage citizens with a goal of establishing dialogue around common priorities between various communities in Mostar. In addition, the Project is directly allocating funds for infrastructural investments in the City and initiatives, led and designed by citizens, which contribute to public spaces. 

As part of the Project, LDA Mostar is working with local authorities to draw attention to citizens’ common priorities and provide skills, mechanisms and concrete opportunities for solving them. Our activities focus on concrete means to make local democracy more participatory and inclusive through improved dialogue, consultation and cooperation tools, and workshops on civic engagement for youth. In parallel, LDA Mostar is supporting civil society organization, through a mentoring process for grant recipients, with the aim of improving collaboration with local authorities in the process of finding joint solutions for citizen’s needs.

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 NEŠTO VIŠE.

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


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