ViabilityNet 3.0 is a three-year program that includes four components:
Local community leaders’ program – a year-long program for individuals
CEE partner organization network
Cooperation with the academic sector
Local community leaders’ program
“Grow (with) your community”
ViabilityNet 3.0 is a Via Foundation program that offers local community leaders space to learn, reflect, connect and grow together and funding for projects that focus on empowering their own local communities. ViabilityNet 3.0 is focused primarily on the Central and Eastern European region (CEE), with secondary reach into Western Europe.
There were two rounds of the community leaders program. The first ran through August 2017 through June 2018 and the second was launched in August 2018 and ended in June 2019.
You can find bios of the participants here.
If you are interested in learning more about impact the program had on participants and their local communities, check two studies created during the program.
Experiences of participants from the previous round of the program
“I think it is like a small university course, which is very practical and meaningful for me. In the end the results will show that to everyone!”
“It structures knowledge and gives a clear picture of work I did before. And tips from people from other cultures are very useful. The atmosphere of trust makes honest and open communication and experimenting possible.”
“I totally love it. It is the most intensive workshop I have ever been to and I am grateful that I can be here.”
“It definitely helps me grow and learn new things about the communities but also about myself. I enjoy the program.”
“ViabilityNet 3.0. has already helped me learn so much:
about myself and the way I should perceive what I am doing/striving for daily;
about team-work, adaptability, resilience, roles and responsibilities, communication styles, etc.
about shame and its effect on my life;
about my community and my place in the community;
about how to structure, restructure and readapt my project;