Celebrating 10 years of the Swedish-Norwegian Fund for Cooperation with Colombian Civil Society (FOS)
The Swedish-Norwegian Fund for Cooperation with Colombian Civil Society (FOS) was created in 2009 with the purpose of supporting Colombian civil society in its work for peace. In these 10 years FOS supported 93 organizations with 142 projects and institutional support throughout the country on issues related to peace and security, human rights with emphasis on victims of the armed conflict and human rights defenders, and democratization in relation to construction of peace.
From 2014 to 2020, FCG Sweden managed the fund on behalf of the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies in Bogotá. In order to celebrate a decade of activity in Colombia, and to mark its closure, FOS in February 2020 organized an event in Bogotá, to honour the supported organizations, to make visible their valuable contributions to peace and the essential role they play in transitional justice and construction from a country in peace, and to provide a platform for dialogue on these important themes.
A report (in Spanish) describing the achievements of FOS during these 10 years is available here .
The event was live streamed via the Facebook page of FOS. The video is available here.