Vacancy: Grants Assistant (Russian-speaking)

We’re hiring a Grants Assistant (Russian-speaking) to join our growing international team. The position is a full-time role based in our office in Prague. The deadline for applications is 10 June 2018.

Apply now for the PCSC Internship Programme

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.

Applications now open for Tseli/Comm

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.

Vacancy: Senior Accountant (Czech-speaking)

We’re hiring a Senior Accountant to join the Centre’s Finance and Administration team. The position is a full-time role based in our office in Prague. The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018.

Switch: How tech can solve social issues

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.

Applications open for Almaty Video School

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.

Supporting independent media in Kyrgyzstan

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 for Unlock 2018

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.

MoneyTalks: Приём заявок открыт

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.

Applications open for MoneyTalks

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.

Unlock 2018: Приём заявок открыт

Приём заявок открыт для Unlock – наша ежегодная платформа, посвященная теме инноваций в гражданском секторе и вопросам применения новых технологий для расширения возможностей гражданского общества в Восточной Европе и Центральной Азии. Последний срок према заявок – 31 марта 2018.

Прием заявок на Стипендиальную программу

Полное финансирование трехмесячной исследовательской стипендии для исследователей, активистов и журналистов, занимающихся гражданским активизмом и социальными проблемами в странах Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии. Последний срок приема заявок – 10 марта 2018.

Research Fellowship: Apply now

Applications are open for our fully funded three-month research residency for activists, researchers and journalists working with civic activism and social issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Deadline for applications: 10 march 2018.

Teaching Fellowship: Applications Open

Apply now for a Teaching Fellowship at the Summer School on Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Prague on 18-29 June 2018

Visualising change

For NGOs and activists anywhere, getting people’s attention and winning their support is difficult. This task is made a whole lot easier if the campaign is visually smart, sharp and striking. Our art residencies team up activists and artists to  visually transform campaigns in a way that makes them accessible to everyone and anyone.

Unlock 2018 dates announced

Unlock 2018, the Prague Civil Society Centre’s civic innovation platform, will take place in Prague on 24-25 May 2018.

GameChanger 2018 – приём заявок открыт

GameChanger 2018 – хакатон по геймификации социально значимых проектов. Приём заявок открыт!

Data + Design = Impact

Getting people interested in the conclusions of academic research is difficult. Vse Yasno is a data visualisation workshop organised by the Prague Civil Society Centre and Verstak Design Bureau that aims to make research on social issues accessable to a wider audience.

Black Snow is Falling

Black snow caused by coal dust is a common phenomenon in Russia’s Far East. With the support of our art residency programme, Russian NGO Eco Defense and the Stop Coal campaign created an eye catching animation to highlight the issue.

Performing for Change

Armenian Human Rights NGO Logos, with the support of the Prague Civil Society Centre, have developed an interactive travelling theatre production to inspire and empower women in rural Armenia to engage in the political process.

Fair Access to Justice

In Kyrgyzstan nearly half of all women are subject to violence with most instances going unpunished. Public Union Bishkek Feminist Initiatives launched a campaign to raise awareness and challenge the apathy of the authorities towards this issue.

«Всёясно! 2018» Applications open

Applications are now open for «Всёясно! 2018» a data visualisation workshop in Prague

Kazakh activists lampoon secretive state spending on propaganda

In Kazakhstan, $140m of taxpayer’s money is spent every year on propaganda and media campaigns. With the help of the Prague Civil Society Centre’s visual story-telling scheme, activists were able to shine a light on how this money is spent. 

CitizenLab 2017: Applications open

Applications are now open for CitizenLab 2017, a three-day hackathon in Kyiv to explore tools to boost participation in digital activism.

Empowering women by raising awareness of sexual harassment

A new campaign by Union Sapari, a Georgian Women’s organisation, successfully raises awareness of the issue of sexual harassment in Georgia.

Switch 2017: Applications open

Applications are now open for Switch 2017, our grants scheme to support tech-based solutions to social problems across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Victims speak out on Chechnya’s anti-LGBT purge

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.

Kyiv Summer School: How is Ukraine different?

The Prague Civil Society Centre 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 and what lessons can be learnt across the region.

Человека сделали инвалидом. А как мою душу искалечили?

Проект Стаси Соколовской – это серия из пяти портретов родственников жертв пыток. Портреты иллюстрируют истории героев – жён и матерей людей, подвергшихся пыткам полиции.

Dreams from behind bars

Murat Dilmanov, a visual story-telling resident with the Prague Civil Society Centre, has created a series of illustrations which he has printed onto people’s backs in support of former political prisoner, Rasul Jafarov.

Civil society and foreign aid in Moldova

Vlada Ciobanu discusses Moldovan civil society and outlines how she will use her Prague Civil Society Centre fellowship to explore ways to boost public participation and engagement with the political process.

Shrinking space for civil society in Kazakhstan

Aina Shormanbayeva, human rights defender and lawyer, highlights the rising phenomenon of shrinking space in Kazakhstan – a theme she will explore during a fellowship with the Prague Civil Society Centre.

The ambiguity of nationalism in East Central Europe

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 since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Lessons for Armenia from Czech civil society

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.

Exiled newsrooms: How technology can help

Bektour Iskender, co-founder of the Kloop Media Foundation, explains his Prague Civil Society Centre Fellowship project, exploring when, why and how independent media outlets operate outside of their home countries.

Messages from a prisoner of conscience

Rasul Jafarov, Azerbaijani lawyer, human rights defender and former political prisoner, explains his new book, “Messages from a prisoner of conscience”, which he is writing as part of a Fellowship with the Prague Civil Society Centre.

The beginning and the end of Russkiy Mir

Peter Ruzavin, a journalist for independent Russian station TV Dozhd, and Prague Civil Society Centre fellow, explains his project – looking at what schoolbooks teach us about Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

Story-telling workshop: Beauty to the touch

Anastasia Laukkanen, one of the organisers of the international film festival ECOCUP attended our story-telling workshop in 2016. In this story, written in Russian, Anastasia explores a day in the life of a blind person living in Prague.

How to protect Almaty from smog?

Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, suffers from pollution and smog. A new video by one of our visual story-telling residents explores creative ways to rid the city of dangerous fumes.

Campaign against bride kidnapping launches in Kyrgyzstan

A new series of animated videos, produced by one of our visual story-telling residents, has captured the attention of local media with its powerful images and stories focusing on the problem of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan.

Story-telling workshop: Sudeten exploration

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. Here, in Russian, she describes what she saw and the people she met on a snowy, freezing December day.

Aerial footage reveals extent of Bishkek waste site

New aerial footage reveals the extent of the notorious Bishkek municipal dump. The film shows the scale of the 60 square kilometre site, the vast collection of waste, the people, vehicles and animals that prowl the land.

Media Lab puts migrants’ rights in the spotlight

Activists and web designers from seven countries across Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia attended a Prague Civil Society Centre media hackathon in the Czech Republic to explore how to design engaging multi-media stories.

Мечты за решёткой

В рамках резиденции по визуальному сторителлингу Мурат Дильманов создал серию иллюстраций на человеческих телах.

Однажды Меня Украли

Серия анимационных видео привлекает внимание к проблеме кражи невест в Кыргызстане.

“A Factory of Dreams”: Zhanna Nemtsova on Russian propaganda

Zhanna Nemtsova explains the techniques, aims and impact of Russian propaganda, at the Prague Civil Society Centre’s “Weaponising the Media” event.

Prague Talks: From Russia with Cash

Natalie Sedletska, Ukrainian investigative reporter, joined the Prague Civil Society Centre for a film-and-debate evening, to discuss her Channel 4 Dispatches investigation into Russian money and the London property market.