The Prague Civil Society Centre was set up in 2014/15 to empower civil societies across Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia in their quest for open society and respect for the rule of law, human rights and dignity. Using both innovative and traditional approaches, the Centre seeks to promote cooperation, trust and solidarity both within countries’ civil societies and across the borders as we believe this is key to the region’s better future.
Aiming to become a modern, dynamic and flexible hub for civil society from all over the region, the Centre sticks to a broader understanding of civil society that includes non-governmental organizations but also new (often online-based) citizen initiatives or bloggers as well as creative professional groups such as journalists, independent filmmakers, artists, and opinion makers, researchers or thinkers.
Rostislav Valvoda, Exeucitve Director
Gabriela Svárovská, Deputy Director
Anthony Carn, Finance Director
Igor Blaževič, Director of Transitions Programme
The Kyiv School of Economics is hosting a two-week Summer School in June - June 2017, organised with the Prague Civil Society Centre, on the subject: "How is Ukraine Different?"
Applications are now open and we are inviting researchers, economists, political scientists, graduate students, academics and experts from around the world to attend. The Prague Civil Society Centre is offering 20 individuals from Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia scholarships to cover flights to Kyiv and tuition fees.
The Prague Civil Society Centre is not currently recruiting.