Within activities of the project „ Increasing capacities and strengthening of the role of the regional CSOs for improvement of the labor conditions and dialogue with Public Institutions”, reference number 2015/370-380, funded by the European Commission“ as part of the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2014-2015:Support to regional thematic networks of Civil Society Organisations was held Infosession to provide information for submitting a project proposal.
Aim of announcing the call for proposals submission of projects is to stimulate effective links between the Civil Society and Media organization in promotion of OSH practices, social issue and labour condition and improvement of the representativeness, credibility and sustainability of CSOs in the IPA region. The specific action grants are for support of civil/media organizations in OSH investigative stories production in the IPA region.
Project proposals should include actions that:
-encourage the development of OSH investigative journalism;
affect society in terms of raising awareness of occupational safety and health;
-offer an innovative approach capable of causing an effect on the changing attitudes of citizens;
-increase awareness and the need for quality OSH research aimed at achieving safe and productive jobs and healthy workers, and at the same time emphasize the role of professional and ethical journalism in the print and electronic media;
-in one part OSH research stories will influence public policies and reforms in the OSH in order to prepare the Wester Balkan countries for EU accession
-are innovative research stories that have not been previously published and printed in the media.
Participants were presented project goals and invitations, qualification criteria, types of activities for which they can apply, distribution of finance, application process, dynamics and timeframe, evaluation table, transfer of funds as well as reporting methods.