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 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 support 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.
Are you a new civil society group from Armenia looking to expand your network, communications, or sustainability with a new project? If so, let us hear from you!Learn more
Our partners, Ukrainian journalists and activists documenting Russia’s war crimes, visited Prague for two events with students and the public.Learn more
Volunteer coordinator with the volunteer-powered media project Ukraїner shares her advice for inspiring people to donate their time and energy.Learn more