Civic Participation and Community Development

In these projects, we share mostly Slovak experience in civic participation with other countries. We train local governments, NGOs, and both groups together in organizing productive discussion and civic engagement in public decision-making.

Civic Participation and Community Development

  • Kurz: PROTEUS

    Protecting EU Values and Fundamental Rights through Public Participation and Civil Society Assistance in Central Europe

    The growing social polarization and political illiberalism in the EU, but especially in the Central European Member States, pose great risks to civil society, which are increasingly evident through tighter controls on CSOs, cuts to their financial independence, intimidation of civic activists, and the portrayal of civil society as a public enemy. All this puts at risk a strong and dynamic civil society which is a fundamental requirement for a liberal and pluralistic democracy.

    • Lukáš Zorád / Program Director, Consultant

      Lukáš Zorád / Program Director, Consultant

  • Kurz: The Power of Cities II.

    This program (2022 - 2023) aims at training and mentoring national or local government officials and civil society community leaders from 7 countries (Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary).

    • Lukáš Zorád / Program Director, Consultant

      Lukáš Zorád / Program Director, Consultant

  • Kurz: Scenarios for the development of civil society in Slovakia by 2040

    Project “Scenarios for the development of civil society in Slovakia by 2040” (2022-2023) is aimed at creating scenarios for the development of civil society in Slovakia and on their basis the creation of a hybrid training programme for civil society organisations in the field of adaptation to the new normal in the post-Covid19 and post-conflict era.

    • Karolína Miková / Director of PDCS, Trainer, Facilitator

      Karolína Miková / Director of PDCS, Trainer, Facilitator

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    Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia


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