The program fosters the capacities and the ecosystems of locally rooted organizations and individuals active in the fields of civic education and civic engagement. It helps them establish themselves as actors in their communities by providing learning spaces and project funding in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania. It is co-created and implemented with local partners.
At times of growing uncertainties and constant change, complexity is the new normal. To deal with it, we believe that civic agents need skills for collaboration, co-creation and horizontal learning to help them unlock the collective wisdom in their communities. Hence, the capacity-building program’s approach is two-fold:
The Capacity Building program is co-created with a local partner. It consists of 3 to 5 learning events in the respective local language and provides grants for funding of 5 locally rooted projects in each country. The participants in the program can use the funding to realize small projects, applying the knowledge, skills and competences they have gained and making the change they want to see in their communities.