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Civic Europe

One program, one narrative

Civic Europe is a multi-level enabling framework aiming to strengthen civic cohesion and active citizenship in local communities in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. We support locally rooted organizations and projects in two ways: through the Idea Challenge on the one hand and the Capacity Building on the other.

Idea Challenge

The Idea Challenge funded and mentored up to 20 ideas per year. Eligible countries are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Capacity Building

The Capacity Building program fosters the capacities and the ecosystems of locally rooted organizations and individuals who want to make change in their communities. It supports individuals and organizations working in the fields of civic education and civic engagement in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

What is new in Civic Europe?

Idea Challenge  |  Winners 2020

Idea Challenge Winner in the Spotlight: Take the Money, and Do Something for the Youth

In the interview series ‘Idea Challenge Winner in the Spotlight,’ Civic Europe will share the impact and stories of the winning Idea Challenge projects. The first project that we will present is Take the Money, and Do Something for the Youth, implemented in Croatia.
on Aug. 2, 2022
Idea Challenge  |  Winners 2020

Change starts locally – Impact from the 2020 Idea Challenge

We look back at the project implementation journey and the impact of our 2020 Idea Challenge winners.
on March 31, 2022
Idea Challenge

2021 Community Meeting – The Power of Being Together

Our Idea Challenge winners finally met in-person during the 2021 Community Meeting. What were the outcomes of our meeting? We collected and reflected on some voices of our participants.
on Dec. 8, 2021

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Civic Europe is an incubator for locally rooted civic initiatives, organizations and individuals in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe realized by commit by MitOst and Sofia Platform Foundation, funded by Stiftung Mercator.

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