Change starts locally

The Idea Challenge shortlist 2021 is online

Shortlist 2021

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 funds and mentors up to 20 ideas per year. Eligible countries are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The Idea Challenge shortlist 2021 is online now.

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?

Capacity Building

The power of cooperation and co-creation

In this article we reflect on our experiences working with partners in Civic Europe Capacity Building and identify essential steps to use the power of cooperation and co-creation.
on Feb. 25, 2021
Capacity Building

WANTED: Agents of change in Central and Eastern Europe outside the big cities

Mapping four regions in Central and Eastern Europe to give visibility to local actors.
on Feb. 24, 2021
Capacity Building

Kick off: Capacity Building program in Hungary, Poland & Romania

The first partner meeting of the Capacity Building program took place with our new local partners in Hungary, Poland & Romania.
on Aug. 19, 2020

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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 MitOst and Sofia Platform, funded by Stiftung Mercator.

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