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: 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) 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

  • Kurz: The Power of Cities II.

    This program (2022 - 2023) aimed 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: CSO Leaders for the Long Run

    Project "CSO Leaders for the Long Run" (2020 - 2022) was focused on building leadership capacities and resilience of organizations. It focused on supporting two types of leaders. The first were the incoming directors of NGOs, who have recently taken up a management position. The second group were senior leaders, who were often overworked or burned out after years in a management position. The project also aimed to strengthen organizations, specifically to build their resilience (resistance to unpredictable change).

  • Kurz: Local Government for the People, Ukraine - Slovakia

    The aim of the three projects was to bring Slovak experience and know-how to Ukrainian cities and villages. We trained mayors, city council members, clerks, local NGO representatives, school directors, and other community members in methods of civic participation. We trained trainers, published a textbook in Ukrainian, and provided internships and mini-grants for Ukrainian community leaders to support decentralization and local democracy in our neighboring country. This happened in the 2014-2018 time period.

    • Zuza Fialová / Trainer, Analyst, Facilitator

      Zuza Fialová / Trainer, Analyst, Facilitator

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