Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) invites you to nominate candidates for the 2019 edition of the Democracy Award by 20 January 2020!

KCSF accepts nominations for individuals or organizations that made outstanding contribution to Kosovo’s democracy.

Purpose of the Democracy Award is to honor and recognize contributions of organizations and individuals, which resulted from new ideas, intellectual courage or achievements in the process of democratization of Kosovo.


All nominations will be reviewed separately and evaluated by an independent board, based on the following criteria:

  • Design and implementation of a successful initiative (approach, activity, project, etc.) in the promotion and development of democracy in Kosovo, during 2019;
  • Innovative nature of the initiative;
  • Actual or expected impact of this initiative, including the potential for expansion/replication;
  • Courage of the organization or individual expressed through the given initiative;

Notice: Although of significant value and impact for communities and society at large, initiatives and contributions of a charitable nature are not part of this call.

The award aims to honor all those who have contributed to the development of democracy in Kosovo, in all fields, through civic engagement at different levels of government and/or improvement of civil, social, economic or cultural rights of different groups of citizens of Kosovo, with special emphasis on marginalized groups.

For any questions, please write to us at [email protected].

The Democracy Award is awarded within the grant scheme for civil society managed by KCSF and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (SIDA).