Call for Award: “FOL for procurement”

Prishtinë, 10 FEB 2022 – The FOL movement with the support of the Open Contracting Partnership opens the call for applications for the “FOL for procurement” Award.

The monitoring of public procurement by journalists directly or indirectly will push the relevant institutions to review their work methods in order to be more transparent and responsible in spending public money.

Therefore, to encourage investigative journalism in the field of public procurement, FOL will award three prizes for articles published by investigative journalists in this field who have presented irregularities and abuses through public procurement procedures. The first prize will be 500 euros, the second 300 euros, and the third will be 200 euros.

Who can apply?

Journalists who operate in Kosovo and work as freelancers or are employed by registered media in Kosovo.

The articles must be published for all forms of journalism (print, internet, radio and TV) broadcast in Kosovo media in the official language.

Articles/stories submitted for application must have been published during the calendar year January 1 – December 31, 2021.

Application/nomination procedure:

Apply by sending the article, the publication link and a short bio to the email: [email protected] and write in the subject “Application/nomination for the FOL award for procurement”.

Application deadline: The application submission deadline is 25.02.2022.

Evaluation: The jury of the “FOL for Procurement” Award will consist of media experts and experts in the field of public procurement.