Civil society in Slovakia: Crises, crossroads, challenges

Supported by: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Project span: November 2016 – January 2017

Project team: Grigorij Mesežnikov, Zora Bútorová, Martin Bútora, external experts

Co-operating organizations: Partners for Democratic Changes Slovakia (PDCS) and Center for Philanthropy (CpF)

Objective: The aim of the project is to publish a book that summarize the results of a research project on the state of affairs, trends, needs and possibilities for development of civil society in Slovakia, that was carried on in 2016 by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), Partners for Democratic Changes Slovakia (PDCS) and Center for Philanthropy (CpF). The research project was supported by the Ekopolis Foundation, in cooperation with the Children of Slovakia Foundation, Social Reform Foundation SOCIA and Open Society Foundation (OSF), through programs Active citizenship and inclusion and Democracy and human rights, which were supported by Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. Release of the book publication which summarised project’s main findings was supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. 

Project participants examined a variety of factors which affect development of civil society in Slovakia - general socio-political conditions, international and regional context, available sources of funding, public relationship, motivation of citizens to be engaged and more. They addressed also current challenges which civil society in Slovakia is facing and readiness of its actors to meet these challenges as opportunities for further development.


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