Armenians, particularly young people, are responding to the coronavirus crisis with characteristic compassion and ingenuity.
In November, The Centre and Impact Hub Yerevan hosted two events in Armenia focused on social business, bringing together civil society groups interested in developing a social business.
In the midst of the economic and social upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, civil society, grassroots initiatives and networks that formed seemingly overnight are responding to the crisis.
Women in Central Asia are determined to make their voices heard online, and the Prague Civil Society Centre stands behind them, hosting the first women’s blogging school in October.
We’re sharing some of the most creative and innovative examples of civic response to the corona virus crisis, this time from the Czech Republic.
With big events on hold for the foreseeable future, Unlock, the Centre’s civic tech summit, is online with a revamped program focused on the new needs of civic activists created by the pandemic.
A leading provider of online education in Ukraine and Prague Civil Society Centre partner has launched a course teaching others how to harness the power of e-learning.
The Prague Civil Society Centre brought hosts and creators of hit Russian and Eastern European podcasts to Tbilisi in February to share the art of podcasting.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Ukrainians are proving once again their courage and tenacity in a time of crisis.
While many resources are scarce in these difficult times, Georgia has no shortage of warm-hearted, energetic people willing to help.
Participants in the first online version of our Video Quest caption video workshop examined life through the lens of Covid-19 lockdowns.
The Prague Civil Society Centre is the latest addition to the Russian Ministry of Justice list of so-called 'undesirable' organisations.
In Kyrgyzstan, volunteers are playing to their strengths to fight the coronavirus and alleviate suffering.
Главное, не платить купюрами. Всегда плати монетами, с монетами всё просто. Чешские кроны сделаны так, что можно разобраться даже в слепую. Простите за оксюморон.
With our support, one of Kyrgyzstan's leading independent news outlets launched commercial services that will help sustain their independent journalism.
New aerial footage reveals the extent of the notorious Bishkek municipal dump.
We organised a two-week summer school programme with the Kyiv School of Economics and leading activists, reformers and politicians to assess the state of post-Maidan reforms in Ukraine.
Hailing this time from Ukraine and Armenia, the Spring 2020 Fellows are researching public broadcasting reform, voter data protection, digital security and public diplomacy best practices.
Developers of the best new online learning tools from across Eastern Europe and Central Asia converged in Kyiv in June to kick-start their projects at Bistro.edu.
This year we brought CampCamp to Moldova with over 250 activists, artists, designers, PR experts, influencers, podcasters, and journalists from across the region.
Artists and activists paired at PCSC’s Vsyo Yasno workshop create eye-catching campaign against sex-selective abortion in Armenia.
At Osh Video Quest, students and young NGO volunteers from regional towns in Central Asia learned to make videos for social media that will draw attention to their causes.
Switch is designed for anybody with an idea that uses technology – in the broadest sense – to transform their society, spread their message, push for change or improve their community.
Natalie Sedletska, Ukrainian investigative reporter, joined the Prague Civil Society Centre for a discussion of her investigations in to Russian money laundering.
Prague hosted a four day data visualisation workshop that paired researchers and designers together to repackage research on some of the region’s social challenges in an engaging way.
Мурат Дильманов (Казахстан) в партнёрстве с правозащитником и бывшим политическим заключённым Расулом Джафаровым (Азербайджан).
Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, suffers from pollution and smog. A new video by one of our art residents explores creative ways to rid the city of dangerous fumes.
A series of animated videos from one of our visual story-telling residents garners local media attention with its powerful images and stories on the problem of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.
Татьяна Зеленская (Кыргызстан) в партнёрстве с Kloop.kg (Кыргызстан)
Social Entrepreneur Guzel Sanzhapova visted Osinalice, a tiny village 50km north of Prague in the heart of Czech Bohemia, as part of our story-telling workshop in 2016.
Activists & web designers from seven countries across Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia attended our media hackathon in the Czech Republic to explore how to design engaging muti-media stories.
Our art residencies team up activists and artists to visually transform campaigns in a way that makes them accessible to everyone and anyone.
With the support of our art residency programme, a Russian NGO created an eye catching animation to highlight the problem of black snow caused by coal dust.
“I realised that a woman is free to make her own decisions.” How a travelling theatre is empowering women in rural Armenia.
Public Union Bishkek Feminist Initiatives launched a campaign to raise awareness and challenge the apathy of the authorities towards violence against women.
In Kazakhstan, $140m of taxpayer’s money is spent every year on propaganda. With the help of our visual story-telling scheme, activists were able to shine a light on the problem.
Union Sapari’s campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in Georgia has been viewed nearly 100,000 times on Facebook.
A new report from the Russian LGBT Network tells the stories of gay men who were arrested, tortured and then fled Chechnya amid the republic’s anti-LGBT purge.
Murat Dilmanov, an artist from Kazakhstan, has created a series on human rights in partnership with activist and former political prisoner, Rasul Jafarov from Azerbaijan.
Vlada Ciobanu discusses how she will use her Prague Civil Society Centre fellowship to explore ways to boost public participation in the political process.
Aina Shormanbayeva, human rights defender and lawyer, highlights the rising phenomenon of shrinking space in Kazakhstan – a theme she will explore during her fellowship with us.
Dr. Valeria Korablyova, a Prague Civil Society Centre Fellow, looks at the division between aggressive and defensive nationalism in Ukraine, and the history of nationalism in the Visegrad countries.
Avetik Mejlumyan, a lecturer at Yerevan State University (YSU) investigates whether the experience of Czech civil society since the 1990s has lessons for modern-day Armenia.
Bektour Iskender, co-founder of the Kloop Media Foundation, explains his Prague Civil Society Centre Fellowship project, exploring how independent media operate outside of their countries.
Azerbaijani lawyer, human rights defender and former political prisoner Rasul Jafarov explains his new book, “Messages from a prisoner of conscience."
Peter Ruzavin, a journalist and Prague Civil Society Centre fellow, explains his project – looking at what schoolbooks teach us about Eastern Europe, Russia a Central Asia.
Unlock is our annual innovation platform. This year over 200 of the most creative minds in technology, civic activism, business and the arts from Eastern Europe and Central Asia converged on Prague.
Unlock 2019 was our biggest and best Unlock to date bringing 250 of the most exciting activists, technologists, journalists, artists, designers and entrepreneurs to Prague.
In 2018 we hosted CampCamp in Yerevan with over 150 participants from all over Eastern Europe and Central Asia who came for four intensive days of workshops and sharing to help boost their campaigns.
Our Almaty video school brought activists, journalists, bloggers and entrepreneurs from all over Central Asia to Kazakhstan to learn how to make effective caption videos with smartphones.
Effective campaigning is a real challenge. Our Vsyo Yasno workshops give a boost to activists trying to get their message across by pairing them with illustrators to come up with striking campaigns.
Switch was a call to the region for tech based solutions to social problems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Создание видео для социальных сетей: 5 вебинаров о главном.
Активисты из Украины и Кыргызстана обсуждают культуру и социальные
изменения в обществе.
The Prague Civil Society Centre and the Czech Women’s Lobby co-hosted a talk on the Belarus women’s marches.
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