Our new programme, the Community-Led Events, were introduced in 2022, with a pilot run taking place from March to August 2023. The programme draws on the expertise and collective intelligence within the NGO Academy Network and beyond. Read more about the idea behind it and have a look at the events we supported so far in the article below.
Community-Led Events (CLEs) promote exchange and collaboration among NGO Academy Member Organisations and other organisations in Central and Eastern Europe. They are a unique opportunity to tap into the potential of learning from each other and of attainnig common objectives by creating synergies and alliances. A CLE is organised by an NGO Academy Member Organisation for at least two other participating members with the purpose of networking and knowledge transfer. In a call for application, NGO Academy members can apply for financial support for an either closed or public activity. This event can have any format which fulfils the purpose of networking and/or knowledge transfer and adds value to the NGO Academy community.
Past Community-Led Events:
Being active in sustainable development for 17 years, Future Plus (Viitor Plus) highlights the vital role of education in the field. Addressing Romania’s limited strides in environmental education, the organisation invited peers to participate in this event dedicated to fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
The topic of burnout is being explored in joint projects of two NGO Academy member organizations, City of Women (Ljubljana) and Common Zone (Zagreb) since 2019, which is where the idea for this Community-Led Event was born. The event was all about sharing knowledge on burnout in the NGO sector and different tools to prevent it.
Connecting for Non-Formal Education 2023: Fostering Collaboration, Exploring New Frontiers – a Community-Led Event by eematico
Earlier in July, our member organization eematico invited to their Community-Led Event “Connecting for Non-Formal Education” in Bucharest. The event served as a catalyst for bringing together stakeholders in the non-formal education sector. Read all about it in their blogpost here
The second of our Community-Led Events was organized by our Member Organisation HUKI – the Croatian Office for Creativity and Innovation, and took place in Zagreb. Read their report here to find out how they tackled the challenge of equipping NGOs with essential digital skills and strategies.
Read about our first Community-Led Event, which was organised by CONCORDIA Academia and all about growing human capital in the fast-changing and unpredictable times we live in.