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Enable and Embrace Beneficial Civil Society Environment (EMBRACE)

The project aims to support social development through incapacitating civil society actors to better address the needs in local communities.

The project will develop CSO capacities through implementation of interventions by partner civil society actors, selected through a competitive and open call, based on transparent criteria. Building up on UNDP’s extensive experience in this area of intervention, grant scheme will prioritize inclusion, support to social services for the most vulnerable, youth, activism and volunteerism, gender equality, environmental protection and human rights. In addition, the project will also address policy gaps when it comes to the regulatory framework for CSO funding in BiH. This output envisions a process of policy realignment across both entities and relevant state level institutions, designed at bringing the CSO funding practices in line with principles of openness, accountability and transparency.


Samir Omerefendić, Programme Manager, UNDP,


Project duration:
11.2019 - 07.2021
Democratisation, Social affairs
Strategic partner:
CSOs, Ministry of Justice of FBiH
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Government of the Kingdom of Norway
Project implemented in:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska
Sarajevo Canton
Municipalities (2):
Banja Luka, Grad Sarajevo