Public call for local governments to participate in the ReLOaD2 project - for improved support of cities and municipalities to civil society organizations

May 20, 2021



Belgrade, 20 May 2021 - United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Serbia, with financial support of the European Union (EU), invites the local governments in Serbia to apply for participation in the project "Regional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans 2 (ReLOaD2)" in the period from 2021 to 2024.

The program aims to strengthen the partnership between local authorities and civil society by increasing transparency in the financing of citizens' associations from public funds and to enhance participation of young people and citizens in decision-making and community development.

ReLOaD2 will support selected local self-governments (LSGs) to provide a sustainable, transparent and project-based approach to public financing of civil society organizations, which will contribute to local development in accordance with the citizens’needs.

This public call is open to all local self-governments in the Republic of Serbia which have not previously participated in the program. A total of seven local self-governments will be selected to participate.

Application submission and deadlines

The application form, as well as the Guidelines for applicants with criteria for the selection of local self-governments, are available on this link. 

LSGs should submit their applications in one printed copy and in electronic form (USB memory) by registered mail or in person to the following address:

UNDP Srbija

Regionalni program lokalne demokratije na Zapadnom Balkanu 2 (ReLOaD2)

Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 64

11070 Novi Beograd

The deadline for submitting applications is June 21, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Info sessions, for interested local self-governments to receive additional information and clarifications related to the Public Call, will be organized on the Zoom platform, according to the following schedule:

May 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

June 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

 June 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

June 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

To apply for participation in the info sessions, or to get additional information and clarifications regarding the public call, please write to:

The e-mail subject should read: NAME OF THE MUNICIPALITY/CITY: Application for participation in the info session (indicate the date). In the message please state the name, surname, function and e-mail address of the person/s who is applying.


The Regional Program on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans 2 (ReLOaD2) is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

All references to Kosovo should be understood in full compliance with UNSC Resolution 1244 (1999).