Send your nomination no later than April 5, 2018!
USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites individuals, organizations, institutions, media, businesses and members of the community to nominate one or more people or organizations from one of the following categories: individual young men and women, informal youth groups, and youth civil society organizations (CSOs) to be considered for CEP’s Annual Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA).
CEP will award up to four Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA) to successful young men and women (aged 18 – 29), informal youth groups (consisting of at least three members), and youth CSOs that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to improving the life of their community or that of the society at large by undertaking actions that address issues of public concern at any level in Macedonia. YCEA will be awarded for actions that the nominees have undertaken during January – December 2017.
YCEA will recognize initiatives by young men and women, informal youth groups, and youth CSOs that have demonstrated: a clear vision for improvements at the community, regional, or national level that are systemic and sustainable in addressing a priority societal and/or community concern; exceptional creativity, innovation, and leadership in defining and addressing issues of public concern; and have brought about tangible results in improving the community or society’s wellbeing due to the nominee’s actions.
Through their activities, YCEA recipients will personify examples of outstanding youth civic engagement. Civic engagement encompasses individual and collective actions that serve to identify and address issues of public concern. Civic engagement can take many forms, from individual volunteerism to organizational involvement. It can include efforts to directly address an issue of public concern, work with others in the community to solve the problem, and/or interact with public institutions to address this problem.
Upon award, CEP will support future initiatives by YCEA winners through in-kind grants (for individual and informal groups category), or grants (for registered youth CSOs).
 In-Kind Grant is a type of grant whereby goods and services are procured by CEP on behalf of and in close consultation with the respective YCEA winner.