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Call for Applications

Call for Applications

Catalysts for Cohesion (C4Ɔ) Grant Scheme


Are you a young person aged between 18 and 30 with a great idea to change your city/locality?

Do you want to be part of a new intercultural movement for change across Europe?

In an increasingly divided Europe, hate speech, racism and community divisions are worsening. Amidst this context, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is putting its trust in young people to find innovative ways forward by launching a new grants scheme for young people in European cities called Catalysts for Cohesion (C4Ɔ).

C4Ɔ will support small-scale, innovative change-making initiatives proposed by teams of young people at a city level in line with the EPDF policy recommendations around building cohesive and inclusive communities where everyone feels belonging. Young people are invited to apply in diverse teams of 2-5 members from the same location. Successful recipients will receive EUR 2,500-5,000 funding (based on the needs of the initiative) and will have access to a capacity-building training and support programme over six months. Through its young grantees, C4Ɔ will build and upskill a network of emerging European leaders supporting them to lead the way on interreligious and intercultural change.

The C4Ɔ Grant Scheme is open to enthusiastic young people who have great ideas about how to build social cohesion in their city or locality, but may lack the platforms, resources and dialogue skills to make their ideas a reality. Applications are open to mixed teams of 2-5 young people aged 18-30 from any European country as defined by the 46 Member States of the Council of Europe, with an idea for an initiative at the city or local level that implements any of the policy recommendations emerging from the 5th EPDF.

Each team should represent at least two different faith backgrounds; C4Ɔ is also particularly interested in receiving applications from diverse teams representing underserved communities, for example, in terms of gender, race, socioeconomic status and refugee and migrant backgrounds. You could be part of an existing youth organization/movement or it could be the first time you have worked together. Applicants are encouraged to think about building new coalitions before submitting an application.

For further details please read the attached Call for Applications.

Apply here by Monday 17 June 2024, 17:00 (Western European Summer Time):


To provide further clarifications, an online orientation and information session will be organised on Wednesday 29 May 2024, 16:00 (Western European Summer Time). Please register here: Catalysts for Cohesion - Information Session

If you have any questions, please contact us on [email protected]