The CEE partner organization network is a new regional grouping of six civil society support organizations in five CEE countries:
Via Foundation from the Czech Republic,
Szkola liderow from Poland,
Nadacia Pontis from Slovakia,
TRAG Foundation from Serbia,
ARC (Asociatia pentru Relatii Comunitare) and
Fundatia Pact from Romania
The main objective of the CEE partner organization network is to strengthen and develop local communities in the Central and Eastern Europe region. The member organizations seek to improve their support of local communities by learning from each other and with each other.
During the network’s start up phase from September 2017 through September 2019, the network will be managed by Via Foundation as part of its ViabilityNet 3.0 program with funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation. Four meetings will be held during this period.
The first meeting took place in Prague from September 25 – 27, 2017 and focused on clarifying expectations, aligning members’ understanding of what constitutes a local community and finding commonalities in issues that communities face in the partner organizations’ countries.
The second meeting will take place from February 26 – 28, 2018 and will focus on exploring approaches to working with polarized communities – one of the key issues that emerged at the first meeting as a shared concern. John Page from the UK initiative More in Common will lead a workshop at the second meeting on this issue.
You can read more about it here.