Capacity development and financial support to CSOs working for gender equality amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath and beyond
Programme: PreAccession Countries / New Member States
Geographical Zone: Kosovo*
Type: Action Grants
Status: Open » 22/01/2021
Budget: 400,000 (EUR)
The global pandemic that has affected the entire world began as a health crisis and is already having far reaching socio-economic implications. The sudden stop of all formal and informal economic activities, job losses and social distancing measures are producing unprecedented shocks and fast societal changes, which have increased the risk of erosion of social cohesion.
The European Union (EU), as global actor and major contributor to the international aid system, set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to put an end to the spread of the Coronavirus and to avoid spill over effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on social stability and security in its partner countries including in Kosovo.
The EU recognizes an essential role for civil society organisations (CSOs) in responding to the immediate needs of the crisis, ensuring sustainable and inclusive recovery from the socio-economic shocks and strengthening communities’ resilience and preparedness when facing future disasters or health catastrophes, particularly for the most vulnerable populations.
This IPA 2019 action forms part of the response of the Europe Union to address the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 in Kosovo.