Community development, HR development. Social advocacy. Encouragement of

Empowerment of the leaders

The growth of people who lead programs of social significance outside the urban areas of Croatia. Powering up change-makers that will strengthen democracy and active citizenship in local communities.


Who is behind this?

Marta Anić - Kaliger

Put do uspjeha / Road to success



Idea pitch

The purpose of this project is to empower local associations, programs, and actions in rural areas of Croatia that are engaged in social advocacy and social influencing projects. 30 leaders will get the opportunity to pass professional training programs of building up individuals by discovering and working on their unique qualities, styles, and talents. Those leaders will then be supported in growing their organizations and implementing projects of a social impact in their local communities.

Where will your project idea take place?

State of Croatia (15+ rural areas and poorly inhabited small cities).

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International, Berlin announced in 2019. Croatia was among the five most corrupt countries in the EU, with a tendency to worsen. This indicates issues in society displaying the fact that the true democratic system has not been established yet. In lacking resources, opportunities, and experts, people in less populated local units are particularly affected. They are usually discouraged, demotivated, and easily give up in the fight for changes. Active citizens in non-urban areas are needed for knowledge, empowerment, and support from professionals, without personal interests, to help them stand up in their communities, be more successful in social advocacy to make changes, reestablish hope in progress and equality for all.

Who are you doing it for?

Our main targets are the associations of the rural areas of Croatia and also places that are inhibited by less than 1% of the population. We will seek for associations that have already been involved in social actions and work on making changes in their local areas but still struggle to contribute to society, have a hard time being heard, and stand out in their local areas. In order to strengthen democracy and social and political engagement, by the given criteria of this call, a minimum of 15 organizations, initiatives, or associations, will be chosen with its 30 leaders in the total. As visible in the other applications in the CE call, there are many quality associations in Croatia we can invest in, and, by this approach, they will later have a huge impact on people in their local areas.

How do you plan to get there?

Nov 20: Call for leaders to register
Dec 20: Selection process of applications
Jan-Feb21: 4+1 Weekend workshops of the Edukator ID online HR training program for leaders (with tests like Gallup Strengths Finder, Gardner's model of multiple intelligences, DISC PersonalityProfile, Strength Deployment Inventory...)and Upgraded Edukator ID online Program (chosen by participants own preferences)
Mar-Apr 21: Personalized approach to leaders by trainer, Strengths-based coaching program and setting up strategies for the growth of associations
May-June 21: Implementations of strategies of empowerment of the associations, projects design, found raising - constant communication and mentorship by trainer
June-Nov 21: Realization of projects
Dec 21: Wrapping up projects, feedbacks, celebrations

What are the expected results?

At the end of a year, we are aiming to have 15+ highly motivated associations, filled with empowered individuals, who have a purpose and defined goals on how to make an impact and continue to work in social projects and events.
By this project a minimum of 15 rural and non-urban areas in Croatia will be influenced through activities of social impact which will result in active citizens, restoring faith in a true democratic system, and a decrease of corruption. A minimum of 15 associations and organizations in total will be build up and at least 15 project ideas will be implemented in those local areas.
We will result in 30 individuals - empowered leaders, who will gain experience, tools, and knowledge to continue to grow their associations and projects of social impact.

How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?

Empowering individuals, their organizations, associations and projects that have already struggled to make changes and improve social circumstances in rural and non-urban areas, it will result in highly motivated people activated in an effort to contribute to society by projects of social advocacy and to strive for changes in the local areas. With this encouragement, they will come up with new ideas and solutions for local challenges. With our help they will work on projects of social inclusion for all generations, fighting for equal rights for women, and striving for equal opportunities for everybody in order to reduce corruption. It will result in greater social inclusion of local people on social issues of the local community, more active citizens who create better and rightful society.

Why is this idea important to you?

Our agenda is to help people discover their talents, own uniqueness, and potentials within. Make people realize that, by their lives, they can leave a trace, enrich the people around themselves, make positive changes for society, close people, and themselves. Every person is unique and should be accepted and respected for what it is. We realize that as human beings we are all connected, we have an impact on each other, and we should all strive on making the world a better place. This project opens up a great chance for us to reach people in distant and underdeveloped parts of the state that otherwise wouldn’t have this kind of opportunity for growth.
We are looking forward to influencing people who will continue to work for good in their local communities and make improvements in society.

€ 34830,-

Total budget

€ 34830,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

One employed HR trainer for 12 months: ~ 15.900 €
Edukator ID online program for HR development: 30 persons ~ 9.510 €
Edukator Kreator upgraded program: 30 persons ~ 4.000 €
Material expenses: ~ 2.650 €
Advertising and project visibility for participations ~ 660 €
A yearly subscription of ZOOM application, Administration and Working place ~ 2.110 €

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

Overall feedback on our idea is very welcome. :) What do you think about our way of influencing? Let us know if there is something that could be improved or better explained.

We are looking forward to reading any of your comments!

Kind regards,
project team "Road to success" from Croatia.


Put do uspjeha


Edukator Kreator

Idea created on May 26, 2020
Last edit on May 27, 2020

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