Youth Solidarity Fund announces results, GenPeace makes the cut
Seven youth organizations have been awarded funding during the pilot phase of the AoC’s small grants mechanism for youth-led projects.
The Youth Solidarity Fund was announced at the Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Madrid in January 2008 and aims to provide seed funding (in amounts up to $20,000) to outstanding youth-led projects aiming to enhance intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
The call for applications was launched in February 2008 and the announcement of the first round of funded projects was made to the successful applicants on June 24, 2008. Youth played a critical role in the selection process; an international team of seven young people was called upon to review submitted project proposals and make recommendations for funding.
The winning projects are as follows:
- Speaking and Listening with Respect: Students, Faith, and Dialogue, lead by the International Movement of Catholic Students – Pax Romana
- Embracing Diversity and Nurturing Understanding through the Empowerment of Women for Political Leadership, lead by the International Union of Socialist Youth
- The Role of Youth as Citizens in the Construction of an Intercultural Society, lead by the Argentinean Youth Organization for the United Nations
- God and Me, lead by No Ghetto, France
- Capacity Building for Youth Leaders of Religious and Traditional Groups on Tolerance and Cultural Diversity for Sustained Peace and Development in Ghana, lead by the Federation of Youth Clubs, Ghana
- Capacity Building for Youth Leaders and Strengthening Youth Networking for Peace Building, lead by Generation Peace Youth Network, Philippines
- Interethnic Youth Alliance, lead by the Cultural Center DamaD, Serbia
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