Bútora Martin, Bútorová Zora, Strečanský Boris
Vydavateľ, miesto a rok vydania
Civic association VČELÍ DOM, Bratislava, 2012
Anglická verzia štúdie Aktívne občianstvo a mimovládny sektor na Slovensku. Trendy a perspektívy.
Over the last 20 years, the third sector has developed into a phenomenon of diverse function: it has created an intellectual foundation for societal reforms; supported checks and balances against the use of power by the elites; defended the interests of various groups of citizens; provided forums for previously unheard voices; offered useful services; participated in resolving environmental, social and health issues; and reacted to the needs of the villages, towns, communities and regions in Slovakia. Thousands of small organizations, initiatives, associations and volunteer groups have demonstrated their usefulness and undertaken work that no one else could do.
This study, written by Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) experts Martin Bútora and Zora Bútorová, together with Boris Strečanský, expert from Center for Philanthropy (CpF), maps the key milestones, successes and dilemmas of the nongovernmental sector; summarizes information on its influence on society and its democratic transformation; marks past and ongoing points of critical importance; identifies possible trends in the sector’s development; and lays out a vision for the future that would allow for greater realization of the potential of active citizenship.
The study was issued by the civic association VČELÍ DOM.
Active Citizenship and the Nongovernmental Sector in Slovakia. Trends and Perspectives [pdf]