Community development

We grow together from one country

Do we have more in common?


Who is behind this?

Martina Tóthová

Balzám na nervy

Czech Republic

Who is joining forces?

Veselá rodina z.ú. Dobříš

Czech Republic

Slow food

Czech Republic


Idea pitch

We connect active people from Dobříš to create together program for community development. We usually understand each other the most when we create something new together. We teach the art of respect and cooperation in the community by our program mostly for children and young people from families in an unfavorable social situation. We want to create a space and a world full of mutual help and support one's own activity, independence, starting one's own projects and an active way of life.

Where will your project idea take place?

Dobříš is a town in the Central Bohemian Region. It has a population of 9,000.

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

We are connecting neighbours. Through joint creation, we motivate cooperation and dialogue. In a safe environment, we focus on topics that are common to us: to live a meaningful life in community and reach our full potential. To care about more then our selves.

Who are you doing it for?

With the help of quality leisure activities we create an active and safe community that takes care of itself and the environment in its surroundings.
Our idea will mainly affect the young generation, people with a weak social background and single mothers.

How do you plan to get there?

Conducting workshops combining meditation, mind mapping, artistic creation and movement, reflection, sharing, mapping local resources and cooking from resources available at farmers markets and seasonal goat products from local farm Farma jedné ženy. Creating websites and content on social media.

What are the expected results?

After a year, people will enjoy meeting each other at the Neighborhood Festival. Thanks to meetings during joint creation, they will get to know each other better, they will talk to each other more intensely. They watch cooking from local sources and realize that they have quality sources within reach. They recognize each other in photos presented on mobile panels, they share experiences.

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

We organize workshops and events to promote personal growth, dialogue and cooperation.
Everyone has the opportunity to think and share ideas about what fulfills them the most in life and how they can contribute to the development of themselves and others. We motivate children in groups to start their own projects and support their active lifestyle.

Why is this idea important to you?

I am an active person, I like to work with people and develop their potential by motivating them to express deep needs, reflection and sharing. Society and community are as strong as its weakest link. What happens when we strengthen the weak?

€ 50000,-

Total budget

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

Workshops, personnel costs and documentation 28 000 EUR
Website 5 000 EUR
Brochure, posters 2 000 EUR
Public relations 7 000 EUR
Marketing 4000 EUR
Administrative 4000 EUR

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

Any comments or feedback are wellcomed. I would appreciate support with economic and administrative issues.


Martina Tóthová

Eva Rýznerová

Idea created on May 22, 2020
Last edit on May 27, 2020

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