Civil Society Forum

The Civil Society Forum project is over - but the discussion about the future of civil society in CEE goes on!  All material gaterhered throughout the Forum initiative will remain here for browsing and downloading. What is the forum and why this initiative?

Post-forum reflection - what we heard and what we think [pdf]Opinion (84 kb)

Download the full Civil Society Forum e-publication[pdf]CSF publication (18980 kb)

An ultra light version of the publication without bookmarks [pdf]CSF Ultralight (6126 kb)


From the Civil Society Forum event, Bratislava, September 2009:

Mozaik of civic engagement & the StreetPoll with 4 questions conducted in 7 CEE countries

Photos from the Cvernovka factory 

Preparatory discussions

As basis for discussions selected desktop research on perceptions and engagement in CEE and Europe.

Extracts from the Focus Group discussions held across the CEE region [pdf]FG (886 kb)

Civil Society Forum Contest - for young activists, students and journalists in CEE.

Social Innovation Camp CEE

Reading material - articles written by various CEE civil society practitioners

discussing trends affecting civil society, among others :

discussing assumptions and realities in each of the 7 CEE countries today, for example:

Further reflections 
published, among others:

We hope you find this material interesting!

It is no longer possible to comment and interact on this website, however if this discussion sparks your interest, further reflections or ideas for action, we invite you to contact us on and we will be happy to discuss potential future initiatives to contribute to a vibrant, pluralist, viable and sustainable civil society in Central and Eastern Europe.

CEE Trust

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