civil society

Recruitment open for the VSPS Meets Russia June Session


We are happy to announce the opening of recruitment for the VSPS Meets Russia June Session! We are looking for 10 young leaders from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia with proven experience in civil society organizations, who are interested in positively influencing the world around them. The program is focused on empowering activists and [...]

First meeting of VSPS Meets Russia


The first meeting of this year's VSPS Meets Russia edition was successfully held on  20 - 24 March 2017. 5 Russian participants from Arkhangelsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk and Voronezh attended the Spring School of Diplomatic Skills (SDS) organized by the European Academy of Diplomacy. During the 5 - day program they took part in workshops covering: [...]

Start of Town Hall Meetings in the Western Balkans


The Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum, which began with two sessions in Belgrade and Warsaw and then with Town Hall Meeting in Podgorica is entering the final stage of the program. In collaboration with partners from Western Balkans, the series of Town Hall Meetings is organized in each of the Western Balkans capitals, where public administrations representatives and NGOs [...]



After June’s workshops in Belgrade, 25 participants from Western Balkans (Serbia) and Visegrad group are coming in July with A study visit to Warsaw (Poland). On 12th and 13th of July, the group will meet representatives of public administration, busisenss associations and non-governmental organizations working in anti-corruption and fostering transparency fields. The delegation will have opportunity [...]

VSPS Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum First Session


VSPS Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum first session has just started in Belgrade. Organized by the Visegrad School of Political Studies, a joint project of the EAD and the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the session gathers participants and experts from all over the Western Balkans and Visegrad, who discuss ways [...]

Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia – “Empowering Civil Society”


The 2016 edition of the Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia is titled “Empowering Civil Society” and aims at supporting civil society, combating stereotypes and strengthening ties between young social and political leaders from Europe and Russia. Thanks to generous support from the Council of Europe and the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, the program is a full [...]