On November 1st, 2018, the Western Balkans Fund, – the first all-inclusive born and regionally owned intergovernmental organization in the Western Balkans, is celebrating the First Anniversary of the official opening of its Secretariat office in Tirana!
In this first year, our Fund launched its First Call for Regional Projects, attracting more than 350 applications, with more than 1290 partnerships and 18 projects granted, networking 84 partner organizations in the implementation phase all over the Western Balkans Region.
Together with our grantees we organized more than 40 joint workshops, info sessions, trainings, conferences, festivals and our international staff has been invited and attended more than 50 local, regional and European events.
For all of us, this was a remarkable year, full of exiting tasks, memorable contacts, beautiful implemented projects and very stimulating ideas for our future work! In these 12 months of our regional journey, WBF Secretariat, in its premises, hosted numerous governmental officials, ambassadors, donors, civil society organizations, representatives and distinctive regional and European partners.
Following our mission, keeping high the passion for enhancing people to people links and regional cooperation in our beautiful Region, as well as, building up on the success of the WBF First Call, we are pleased to inform you that we are preparing the WBF Second Call for proposals to be launched soon!
With the continuous support of the governments of our six Contracting Parties, we are committed to have more projects supported, more organizations engaged and more collaborations vitalized!