We believe civil society and independent media are at the heart of social change and progress in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. No matter how tough the problem, no matter how challenging the conditions, active citizens rooted in their communities are vital to the creation of more open and accountable societies. With a focus on innovation, technology and creative communications, we empower change makers with the knowledge, skills and resources to improve lives and hold power to account.
We believe civil society and independent media are at the heart of social change and progress in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Even in the most difficult environments, active citizens rooted in their communities are vital to the creation of more open and accountable societies.
We empower change-makers with the knowledge, skills and resources to hold power to account. We help civic groups and independent media connect with their communities, reach new audiences and strengthen their sustainability.
We provide grants, trainings and professional exchanges to civic initiatives and independent media. We support groups documenting war crimes in Ukraine, human rights lawyers, social businesses, independent media, anti-domestic violence campaigners, rule of law advocates, and many other creative and energetic leaders.
Our partners, Ukrainian journalists and activists documenting Russia’s war crimes, visited Prague for two events with students and the public.Learn more
Lviv Media Forum Executive Director Olga Myrovych explains the challenges facing Ukrainian journalists and why their work is more important than ever.Learn more
Instagrammers, YouTubers and TikTokers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia with a passion for social change meet up in Vilnius.Learn more