About international cooperation in the non-profit sector
On 15 October 2019, Grigorij Mesežnikov took part in the workshop International Cooperation in the Non-Profit Sector: Benefits and Challenges. The event was part of the Festival of Democracy – the accompanying program of the Forum 2000 Conference, which took place in Prague on 11-17 October 2019. The workshop was organized by the Forum 2000 Foundation in cooperation with the Institute for Public Affairs, the Hungarian European Society and the Liberté Foundation (Poland) with the support of the International Visegrad Fund.
In discussion, Grigorij Mesežnikov, IVO president and the incumbent fellow in Europe‘s Futures program of the Institute for Human Sciences – Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen/IWM in Vienna, pointed to the changing conditions for international cooperation of independent civic organizations in the region of Central Europe, especially in the context of the unfolding struggle for the democratic nature of society’s development. Workshop participants from the V4 countries discussed the practices that could help NGOs and civic initiatives to improve their skills and ability to establish international partnerships and to implement successfully the international projects.