We’re looking for a Programme Officer to join our Innovation and Communication team supporting civil society across Eastern Europe and Central Asia by organising capacity-building events, both online and off, including workshops, hackathons, conferences, mentoring programmes and more.
We’re hiring! If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity supporting creative activism in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, read on. We’re looking for a Grant Assistant to join our Grant Making team in Prague. Applications due June 26.
With big events on hold for the foreseeable future, Unlock, the Centre’s civic tech summit, has moved online with a revamped program focused on the new needs of civic activists created by the global pandemic.
In Kyrgyzstan, volunteers are playing to their strengths to fight the coronavirus and alleviate suffering. Cycling advocates are delivering medicine on their bikes, creatives are helping their newly unemployed colleagues find work, and much more. In the upcoming days and weeks, we’ll be sharing more exciting projects from different countries.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Ukrainians are proving once again their courage and tenacity in a time of crisis. From rapid mobilisation of medical equipment, to clever crowdfunding campaigns, to literary readings to help pass the time in isolation, Ukrainians are responding with wit and warmth. In the upcoming days and weeks, we’ll be sharing more exciting projects from other countries.
Armenians, particularly young people, are responding to the coronavirus crisis with characteristic compassion and ingenuity. From mobile apps to self-test symptoms and get expert medical advice, to impressive crowdfunding campaigns, Armenians are pulling together and pulling through. In the upcoming days and weeks, we’ll be sharing more exciting projects from other countries.
Do you want to make difference? Is Eastern Europe and Central Asia your thing? Does working with some of the most exciting, inspiring, and creative activists and media in this region sound good? If so, the Grant Administration Manager position at the Prague Civil Society Centre could be just the job for you. Apply now: Deadline May 15, 2020.
Do you have an idea for a social business that will boost the sustainability of your Armenia-based non-profit, NGO or civic organisation? Or maybe your organisation is already running a social business and looking to scale up? Either way, our workshop and grant competition could be just what you need to kick-start your social business.
While many resources are scarce in these difficult times, Georgia has no shortage of warm-hearted, energetic people willing to help. They are raising money to purchase internet and laptops for high school students in need, delivering food to the elderly, and banding together to support local business. In the upcoming days and weeks, we’ll be sharing more exciting projects from other countries.
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. Take a look and get inspired. What’s going on in your country?
!!!Bistro.edu will take place online. Application deadline extended!!!
We have to stay home and stay healthy, but we never have to stop learning. We’ve moved Bistro.edu, our accelerator for online educational projects, to an online format and extended the application deadline until April 15.
We’re also opening it up to applicants with no previous experience developing online educational projects, but who need to quickly adapt their content for online learning in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Are you a civil society activist, journalist or social entrepreneur looking to gain some experience abroad? On the flip side, are you an organisation in search of a foreign colleague to join your team and share their insights in a professional exchange placement? Then check out the exciting opportunities with our InterActions Professional Exchange Programme (formerly the Prague Civil Society Centre Internship Programme).
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 with civil society activists and journalists.
Hailing this time from Ukraine and Armenia, the Spring 2020 Fellows are researching public broadcasting reform, voter data protection and digital security, and public diplomacy best practices.
PCSC’s partner, a leading provider of online education in Ukraine, has launched a course teaching others how to harness the power of e-learning.
Responding to overwhelming demand from women in Central Asia to make their voices heard online, PCSC hosted the first women’s blogging school in October.
In November, PCSC and Impact Hub Yerevan hosted two events in Armenia focused on social business, bringing together civil society groups interested in developing a social business.
If you have an up-and-running technological solution to a social issue in your country, we want to hear from you! Switch offers the chance for your project to get in front of funders’ eyes. Apply by December 30 and you could be coming to Prague in Spring to pitch your project to our jury.
Подкасты уже здесь и они наступают. На нашей новой мастерской «ВсёСлышно! » вы: разберетесь откуда весь хайп и почему сейчас лучшее время для запуска подкаста; поймете как подкасты могут помочь вашей основной работе; научитесь как делать их качественно и недорого; придумаете и запустите ваш первый подкаст при поддержке профессиональных менторов
Дедлайн: 3 декабря 2019
This year we brought CampCamp to Moldova with over 250 activists, artists, designers, PR & SMM experts, influencers, podcasters, and journalists from over 10 different joining us in Chisinau to work on creative ways to campaign and communicate effectively.
With the help of a PCSC supported internship, Ukrainian journalist Alina Stryzhak is collaborating with a team of Czech investigative journalists to reveal the undisclosed and hidden assets of public officials.
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.
Artists and activists paired at PCSC’s Vsyo Yasno workshop create eye-catching campaign against sex-selective abortion in Armenia.
PCSC Fellows come from across the region to Prague to focus on their research in a variety of disciplines key to developing civil society in their countries.
This year nearly 20 hopeful projects came to Prague to pitch for funding at Switch – our annual pitching event for tech based solutions to social issues.
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.
Applications are now open for GameChanger Central Asia, a three-day hackathon on gamificaiton and interactive story-telling. Designers, programmers, activists & NGOs should apply by August 15.
Applications are now open for GameChanger South Caucasus – a three-day hackathon on gamificaiton and interactive story-telling. Designers, programmers, activists & NGOs should apply by August 15.
Мы организуем в Оше (Кыргызстан) региональный “видеоквест” для молодежи проживающей в Ферганской долине. Ждем заявок от жителей Кыргызстана, Таджикистана и Узбекистана. Последний день приема заявок: 15 июля 2019
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 to share, connect and dream together.
Would you like to support the most exciting activists and civil society groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia? Can you design new programmes to give them the tools they need to succeed? Are you passionate about driving change and a believer in the power of civil society?
VsyoYasno! (“Всеясно” in Russian, which means “all clear”) – is a workshop that brings together activists, visual artists and creators, giving them an opportunity to create visual products for nonprofits from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Apply by 20 June 2019.
We’ll be hosting our third Video Quest in Lviv this Summer. Our Video Quests teach you all you need to know to make engaging, shareable and professional caption videos – perfect to get your message out there on social media. Deadline to apply 20 June.
Our Fellows and Interns often compliment their research and exchanges by authoring articles, both on their research and to shed light on the situation in their home countries. Click to read pieces authored by our Fellows and Interns on the visibility of women in the media in Ukraine, the country’s recent elections and ongoing reforms in Armenia.
We’re delighted to welcome this year’s first group of fellows to Prague. Our fellowship programme provides an opportunity for leading members of civil society and researchers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to spend three months in Prague researching, writing and networking.
At the Prague Civil Society Centre we are always on the lookout for inventive and innovative ways for civil society to get its message across. Often NGOs and activists have great ideas on how to solve social issues but struggle to reach enough people to translate these ideas into change. Our Gamechanger workshops show how gamification can be used by civil society as a means to broaden its audience.
We want to support up and coming online educational projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Bistro.edu is our new accelerator programme designed to give e-learning initiatives the boost they need to reach new audiences, develop content and enhance their visibility. If you have a project that could use such support then Bistro.edu could be just what it needs. Deadline 31 March 2019.
In November we hosted CampCamp in Yerevan. Our biggest yet, over 150 participants from all over Eastern Europe and Central Asia came for four intensive days focused on helping civic initiatives strengthen their bond with local communities through the use of new approaches, technologies and creative solutions.
Tell us about a project or partnership you launched after attending a PCSC workshop, and you could win a travel grant to Unlock 2019.
Applications are now open for Unlock 2019, our flagship civic technology summit
У вас имеется новаторская идея и вы намерены использовать IT-технологии для развития общества, улучшения жизни сообществ и продвижения прогрессивных идей? Тогда наша программа Switch предназначена для вас. Мы готовы помочь превратить уже существующие прототипы (рабочие модели) в проекты и расширить масштабы гражданских инициатив в странах Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии.
Got a great idea that uses technology to transform your society, spread your message or solve a social issue? We want to hear from you! Apply now for Switch, our grant scheme for tech based solutions to social issues across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, for the chance to receive our support to make your idea a reality.
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.
Apply now for the PCSC Fellowship Programme in 2019 and the opportunity for three fully funded months in Prague to focus on your
research, network and think.
There is a perception that young people are no longer interested in the work of civil society. We disagree. We’re calling for the influences, trend setters and members of youth organisations to join us in Armenia this November and share their experiences of participation in civic activity. Deadline to apply: 6 October 2018
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, memorable and effective campaigns on a range of social issues.
Apply to join us in Yerevan for CampCamp 2018. CampCamp is all about helping civil initiatives strengthen their bond with their local communities through the use of new technologies and creative solutions. CampCamp 2018 will take place in Yerevan on 7-11 November 2018.
Мы открыли приём заявок на CampCamp 2018. CampCamp – Международный баркэмп про общественные кампании и коммуникации для гражданского общества. В Ереване 7-11 ноября 2018.
Международная школа по дрон-журналистике и эффективном использовании дрона для сторителинга. 15 – 17 октбяря 2018 в Ереване. Дедлайн для заявок: 2 сентября 2018.
Открыт прием заявок на 4-дневную мастерскую-хакатон «GameChanger: интерактивные истории»! Ждем заявок от дизайнеров, программистов, активистов и сотрудников некоммерческих организаций до 20 июля.
Мы ищем партнеров для проведения мастерских «ВсёЯсно!2018». Нашими партнерами в проведении мастерских могут стать рекламные и маркетинговые агентства, некоммерческие организации, СМИ, коворкинги или арт-площадки.
Приём заявок на участие в мастерской «ExChange Your Impact» в Одессе. Мастерская объединит представителей малого бизнеса, социальных предпринимателей, создателей образовательных программ и креативных пространств, реализующих инновационные, амбициозные и вдохновляющие проекты, позитивно влияющие на качество жизни в окружающем пространстве. Мы ждём ваших заявок до 18 июля 2018 года.
The Prague Civil Society Centre and Design Bureau Verstak are inviting NGOs, activists, sociologists, designers, illustrators and animators to apply for Всёясно 2018 – a four-day hackathon on marketing and product design for civil society. Apply by 9 July.
Дизайн-бюро «Верстак» и Пражский гражданский центр принимают заявки на мастерскую «Всеясно! 2018». «Всеясно!» – это мастерская, где представители некоммерческих организаций, активистских групп, авторы социологических исследований могут встретиться и поработать с дизайнерами, иллюстраторами и аниматорами над совместными проектами. Заявки принимаются до 9 июля.
Applications are now open for GameChanger, a four-day hackathon on gamificaiton and interactive story-telling. Designers, programmers, activists & NGOs should apply by 20 July.
The Lviv Video Quest is a 10 day school aimed at developing the skills of young social activists and journalists in filming and editing videos. The event is designed for young activists, bloggers, vloggers, journalist and social entrepreneurs from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Deadline to apply: 1 July 2018
Unlock is the Prague Civil Society Centre’s 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 came to Prague for two days of inspiration and creative collaboration.
Switch was a call to the region for tech based solutions to social problems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Find out how 21 great ideas came to Prague to pitch for support from the Prague Civil Society Centre.
Цель арт-интервенций Пражского гражданского центра – создать в городах пространство для общественной дискуссии на социально значимые темы, через взаимодействия современных художников, локальных гражданских организаций и широкой публики.
The Tbilisi Summer School, organised by the Prague Civil Society Centre and the International school of Economics at Tbilisi State University, will explore Georgia’s successes (and failures) in reforming its economy, society and politics. Apply by 15 June 2018.
Our Art Intervention Programme partners artists with NGOs to spark debate among the wider public over social issues. Apply by 11 June for one of two programmes in Bishkek & Brest.
Our Art Intervention Programme partners artists with NGOs to spark debate among the wider public over social issues. Apply by 11 June for one of two programmes in Bishkek & Brest.
The internship programme provides the opportunity for members of civil society organisations, activists, experts and journalists to spend one to two months at a relevant host organisation in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Balkans, and Central Asia.
Apply now for Tseli/Comm: A 9-month programme aimed at helping NGOs and activists build stronger and healthier relationships with their local communities. Прием заявок открыт для «Цели/Koмм»: Девятимесячная программа, целью которой является помочь НКО и активистским группам выстроить прочные отношения с местным населением.
Applications are now open for our Almaty Video School, a workshop for participants from Central Asia aimed at developing filming and video editing skills in order to produce content for social media. Deadline 18 April 2018. Приём заявок открыт для Almaty Video School: Мастерская по созданию видеороликов для публикации в социальных сетях. Последний срок приема заявок: 18 апреля 2018.
Возможность выиграть трэвел-грант на Unlock 2019, который пройдёт в Праге 30-31-го мая 2019.
Kloop is Kyrgyzstan’s leading independent news outlet. With the support of the Prague Civil Society Centre, the organisation successfully launched a commercial department to bring in revenue through sponsored advertising content, marking a step towards greater sustainability for the outlet’s funding.
Applications are now open to participate in Unlock 2018. Unlock will take place in Prague on the 24-25 May 2018 and will explore how technology and innovation are empowering civil society in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Deadline for applications – 31 March 2018.
Приём заявок открыт для MoneyTalks. НеКонференция MoneyTalks посвящена исследованию бизнес-моделей и стратегий монетизации в гражданском секторе Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии с целью получения прибыли и снижения зависимости от крупных доноров. Последний срок приема заявок:12 марта 2018.
MoneyTalks is an unconference in Prague that will explore how the not-for-profit sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia can embrace business models and monetisation strategies in order to generate income and reduce dependency on big donors. Deadline to apply: 12 March 2018.