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 Central and 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 changemakers with the knowledge, skills and resources to hold power to account. We help civic groups and independent media connect with their communities, develop better tools and reach new audiences.
We provide grants, trainings and professional exchanges. We have supported human rights lawyers, journalists, rule of law advocates, environmental and anti-domestic violence campaigners, groups documenting war crimes in Ukraine, social businesses, and many other energetic leaders.
Maidan and Revolution of Dignity, 2013-2014: Interview with Pavlo Bondarenko, one of the student leaders of the revolution.Learn more
Student leader of Armenia’s Velvet Revolution and Prague Civil Society Centre Fellow Davit Petrosyan discusses the role of students in democratisation movements.Learn more
In our series Students Leading the Change, we’re looking at the role of student activists in democratisation processes ahead of the November 17th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in CzechoslovakiaLearn more