Network

The NGO Academy offers capacity building programmes with a strong focus on building and strengthening a network of CSO practitioners in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The NGO Academy network consists of its partners, the faculty and most importantly, its members. 


Members

The members of the NGO Academy are the heart and soul of the programme. More than 560 organizations from 14 countries share their knowledge and learn from the faculty but most importantly from each other. Our members are active in 14 countries including Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.


Workshop Locations​

(X) Member organisations per country

They are engaged in social service provision, culture and arts, environmental issues, human rights and women’s right, advocacy, youth work and many other areas of social relevance. It is the numerous participants of the NGO Academy and their valuable inputs and perspectives that make the programmes what they are: a learning journey that is supported by an extensive network of creators and practitioners. 


Partners

Initiator

ERSTE Foundation is a creative workshop for ideas and innovation, a lab for topics of the future which increases its effectiveness through the strategic cooperation with networks. As main shareholder of Erste Group ERSTE Foundation secures the independent future of one of the largest financial services providers in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. As a private Austrian savings banks foundation, the foundation is committed to serve the common good. We are convinced that most people want others to do well and should be supported to do so. The NGO Academy offers capacity building to empower those who care.

www.erstestiftung.org

Academic partner

The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) is the largest university focusing on business and economics in Europe and, in terms of student body, one of the largest universities in Austria. It has been ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe and received Triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.

The Social Entrepreneurship Center is an organisational unit of WU Vienna and combines research and practice on social entrepreneurship, civil society and social innovation. Its main activities comprise basic and applied research, program evaluations, capacity building, training and consulting.

www.wu.ac.at

Implementation partner

“la Caixa” Foundation support initiatives that contribute to substantially improve living conditions amongst the most vulnerable populations in developing countries. In order to increase its impact, “la Caixa” Foundation works with leading players in the field of international development, such as European Foundations, International Organizations and the United Nations Organizations. “la Caixa” Foundation also works to foster the professionalization of the Civil Society organizations through training courses aimed for managers, technicians and volunteers of NGOs with the collaboration of the academic sector.

www.obrasocial.lacaixa.es


Faculty

The faculty of the NGO Academy comprises around 200 professionals who have been involved in at least one of the programmes. They come from different backgrounds, like academia, the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and engage in the programmes by taking various roles, such as lecturers, guest speakers, and coaches. This way they challenge participants with different perspectives and support them in their learning progresses.

The Regional Programme is a topic-centred programme and focuses on strengthening management competencies of non-profit managers and staff members, taking into consideration their local context and needs for further development.

László Ágoston

Kreater

Alberto Alemanno

The Good Lobby

Sylvia Amann

inforelais

Noemi Ambrus Kiry

Civil Support Nonprofit Ltd.

René Andeßner

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Shawn Ardaiz

Innovation Executive

Olivia Baciu

Partners foundation for local development

Christoph Badelt

Tamas Barabas

PILnet Hungary

Katarína Bartovičová

Slovak Fundraising Center

Josef Baumüller

Controller Institute, Volkshilfe Österreich

Werner Binnenstein-Bachstein

Porticus Vienna

Rastislav Blažej

Slovak Fundraising Center

Andrea Boccuni

The Good Lobby

Laszlo Bodor

ARC (Asociatia pentru Relatii Comunitare)

Tibi Borza

Peter Bosek

Erste Group

Claudia Brauer

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)

Renate Buber

WU Vienna

Erhard Busek

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe

Nadja Büttner

trommsdorff + drüner, innovation + marketing consultants

Eugenia Calotă

FDSC

Klaus Candussi

Atempo

Cezar Cherciu

Graffiti PR

Christoph Chorherr

Austrian Green Party

Anja Christanell

Austrian Institute for Sustainable Development (ÖIN)

Alexandra Corbu

Super Social

Gordana Ćorić

VERN University of Applied Sciences

Vlad Craioveanu

Impact HUB Bucharest

Daniel Cronin

Red Bull Amaphiko

Csaba Bakó

IFUA Nonprofit Partner

Sava Dalbokov

Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG

Luisa De Amicis

Miquel de Paladella

UpSocial

Jakob Detering

Social Impact-Award

Philipp Dietachmair

European Cultural Foundation (ECF)

Mirjam Dondi

Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU

Bianca Dreossi

Civil Society Development Foundation

Vlad Dumitrescu

Civil Society Development Foundation

Doraja Eberle

ERSTE Foundation

Alnoor Ebrahim

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University

Helene Eller

Austrian Alpine Club

Florian Engel

more onion

Michael Fembek

 

Essl Foundation

 

Scott Fertig

Sebastian Gallander

Vodafone Foundation

Gabriela Gandel

Impact Hub network

Ondrej Gandel

Inventures

Oana Ganea

Reality Check

Sandra Ghițescu

FDSC

Vera Gjokaj

CEDRA HR

Gunnar Glänzel

University of Heidelberg

Erwin Glatter

Robin Gosejohann

ERSTE Foundation

Marko Gregovic

Brodoto

Dieter Gremel

Network for activity-oriented consulting and development

Johannes Guger

Austrian Red Cross

Mathias Haas

Super Social

Fadi Haddad

Schifteh Hashemi

Frauenvolksbegehren

Reinhard Heiserer

Jugend Eine Welt

Lukáš Hejna

VIA Association

Bärbel Holaus-Heintschel

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Anna Horváth

NESsT Hungary

Nikolaus Hutter

Toniic Europe

Lenka Iľanovská

getCLIENTS

Oliver Jakubik

Oliver Jakubik Consulting

Markus Janzen

Porticus Vienna

Stephan Jung

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

Ivan Juric

Milena Kalezić

PR Centre

Veronika Kandelová

Roma IQ

Anthony Karzen

SIL – Social Innovation Lab

Mirna Karzen

SIL – Social Innovation Lab

Roland Kelemen-Varga

Ökotars

Patrick Kenis

Tilburg University & WU

Iván Kepecs

Kreater

Lukas Kienzl

Lockl Strategie

Kiril Kirilov Nikolov

European Commission

Ilse Klanner

trommsdorff+drüner innovation + marketing consultancy

Michael Kleinbichler

Caritas Services GmbH

Andrea Kóbor

XKK

Nathan Koeshall

Catalyst Balkans

Ana Koeshall

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

Dolores Kores

PREMIKI

Romy Kraemer

Ivan Krastev

Centre for Liberal Strategies

Jan Kroupa

Czech Fundraising Center

Kushtrim Puka

Forum for Civic Initiatives

Kristina Lauš

Brodoto

Jana Ledvinová

Czech Fundraising Center

Gábor Lévai

Civil Support Nonprofit Ltd.

Johannes Lindner

Initiative For Teaching Entrepreneurship

Szabolcs Lörincz

LeaNGO

Hannah Lux

Vollpension

Petr Machálek

Za snadné dárcovství

Nadja Madlener

Kardinal König Haus

Christian Majer

MAJER-REJAM the performance institute

Golli Marboe

VsUM.tv

Eduard Marček

Slovak Fundraising Center

Jakub Mares

Nadace ČS

Neven Marinović

Smart Kolektiv

Christian Marte SJ

Kardinal König House

Daniel Matei

Matei biz

Wolfgang Mayrhofer

WU

Olga Medlíková

Neziskovky.cz Foundation

Michael Meyer

WU Vienna

Sandra Micko

Stjepan Mikec

ACT group

Georg Mildenberger

University of Heidelberg

Ranko Milić

CEDRA HR

Reinhard Millner

WU Vienna

Silvia Mişu

Civil Society Development Foundation

Veronika Móra

Ökotars

András Nagygyörgy

Civil Support Hungary

Tamin Nashed

Caritas Vienna

Boško Nenezić

Consultant

Sonia Oprean

Synerb Venture Catalyzer

Sergiu Petre

Graffiti PR

Dejan Petrovic

Markus Petzl

rebranding gmbh

Corina Pintea

Pro Vobis

Alexandra Pode

Impact HUB Bucharest

Sabine Pöhacker

PROI Worldwide

Šárka Pólová

Roma IQ

Florian Pomper

Caritas Vienna

Bogdan Popescu

Katarina Prelević

PR Centre

Franz Karl Prüller

ERSTE Foundation

Judith Pühringer

bdv austria

Kushtrim Puka

Forum for Civic Initiatives

Zoran Puljic

Fondacija Mozaik

Francis Rafal

Content Creation School

Paul Rameder

WU Vienna

Olivia Rauscher

WU Vienna

Astrid Reinprecht

University of Vienna

Matthias Reisinger

Impact Hub Vienna

Zsófia Rét

Kreater

Nadine Richani

Porticus

Christina Rigman

Pro Vobis

Elena Rodríguez Blanco

Authenticitys

Susanne Roiser

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

Andreja Rosandić

NESsT

Sonia Ruiz

NOIMA

Hajdana Rukavina

Green Energy Cooperativ

Gerry Salole

European Foundation Centre

Axel Schein

Ketchum Publico

Klara Maria Schenk

Lockl Strategie

Karin Schetelig

The Boston Consulting Group

Andrea Schmidt

WU Vienna

Björn Schmitz

Phil!omondo

Christian Schober

WU Vienna

Georg Schön

Ashoka Austria

Marco Sebastianelli

PlusValue

Christian Seelos

University of Oxford

Alexander Shapiro

Szelim Simándi

XKK

Ruth Simsa

WU Vienna

Teodora Škero

PR Centre

Roxana Sofica

ARC (Asociatia pentru Relatii Comunitare)

Darko Soković

Dokukino

Gabriela Sonnleitner

magdas Hotel

Viktória Sőregi

NESsT Hungary

Günter Stahl

WU Vienna

Ivana Stančić

Smart Kolektiv

Věra Staňková

KESWICK Partners Communication

Wolfgang Stuppert

Camino Werkstatt

Peter Surek

Erste Group

Oana Țoiu

Social Innovation Solutions

Laura Tóth

NESsT Hungary

Andreas Treichl

Erste Group Bank AG

Daniel Truran

ebbf

Panna Ujvári

NIOK

Daniela Unterholzner

neunerhaus

Barbara Unterlechner

Weisser Ring

Peter Vandor

WU Vienna

Eva Varga

Independent Consulter

Miroslav Varga

Escape studio

Szilvia Varró

XKK

Dana Verbal

European Commission

Viktoria Verö

LeaNGO

Aleksandra Vesić Antić

Catalyst Balkans

Petr Vitek

Impact Hub Praha

Péter Vitézy

Action Lab

Christian Vranek

Sonja Vuković

CEDRA HR

Stefan Wallner

Erste Group

Saskia Wallner

Ketchum Publico

Barbara Weber

Amnesty International Austria

Martin Wesian

Helioz GmbH

Stefan Wiesel

WU Vienna

Filip Wijkström

Stockholm School of Economics

Christopher Worman

TechSoupGlobal

Gregor Woschnagg

Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU

Werner Wutscher

Business Angel

Milada Záborcová

Neziskovky.cz Foundation

Narciza Zaharia

Civil Society Development Foundation

Brigitta Zierer

FH Campus Wien – University of Applied Sciences