Supporting
and empowering
civil society

Who we are

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.

What we do

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.

How we do it

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.

Latest News from the Prague Civil Society Centre

Innovation and cooperation: Unlocking the potential of the possible in times of war and repression

At a time of unprecedented threats to human rights and freedoms, more than 200 activists, journalists, tech experts, social entrepreneurs and academics rally in Prague for an annual get-together.

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Students Leading the Change: Armenia

Student leader of Armenia’s Velvet Revolution and Prague Civil Society Centre Fellow Davit Petrosyan discusses the role of students in democratisation movements.

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Students Leading the Change: Czechoslovakia 1989

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 Czechoslovakia

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Our events bring people together from across the region, from different backgrounds and professions.

Our network is made up of content creators committed to important social issues, human rights defenders, journalists, social entrepreneurs serving their communities, anti-corruption activists, advocates for women and minorities, protectors of the environment, educators, and others with a passion for positive change.

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