Slovakia

53 grants

Grant NumberSK/2012/07
OrganizationPontis Foundation
Project NameCelebrating Past via Looking Ahead into the Future
Amount AwardedUSD 20,000.00
Grant PeriodDecember 01, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Grant NumberSK/2012/06
OrganizationIniciativa Inakost
Project NameMonitoring of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Slovakia
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 20, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Grant NumberSK/2012/05
OrganizationCenter for Philanthropy (Centrum pre filantropiu)
Project NameRestartSlovakia
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 15, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Project Description

Creating the platform, tools and knowledge organizations need in order to deliver their missions to their fullest potential.

Objectives:

  • Challenge Design: developing a working group of civil society, media and IT stakeholders to define the Challenge.
  • Community Input and Launch: creating and launching a framework for the Challenge based on input from the working group and its community members.
  • Project Recruitment to create communities of interest around projects and a Project Gallery unique to the Challenge.
  • Project Selection: defining and implementing a voting mechanism (shortlist and final) to determine the finalists.
  • Project Camp and Presentation: implementing a social innovation camp style event – finalizing projects for launch and presenting them to the public and media in partnership with the partners.
  • Incubation of projects, reporting and ‘boxing’: the 3 finalists will be supported with dedicated staff in technical and managerial skills as the sites go through the crucial start up phase.


Websitewww.cpf.sk
Grant NumberSK_2012_03
OrganizationSlovak Governance Institute
Project NameOdkazprestarostu.sk - promoting innovative solutions for civic participation
Amount AwardedUSD 45,480.00
Grant PeriodJuly 01, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Project Description

The project tackles insufficient participation of citizens on the local level by promoting an innovative communication tool - the web portal Odkazprestarostu.sk for submitting complaints to the municipalities. The responsiveness of the municipalities to citizens’ complaints via the portal has been significant. On the other hand, large number of submitted complaints has been generated by a limited group of active citizens, thus the project faces a challenge of attracting less active groups.

Websitewww.governance.sk, www.odkazprestarostu.sk
Grant NumberSK/2012/04
OrganizationVia Iuris
Project NameResponsible Citizens, Accountable Government
Amount AwardedUSD 99,848.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Project Description

Goal: Introducing legislative changes that will create effective system of accountability of public officials and supporting citizens in participating in decision-making processes will in long-term perspective contribute to the rule of law in Slovakia and restore citizens’ trust in democratic institutions.

Objectives:

  • The top-down approach: extensive legislative adjustments of the system of accountability of public officials (including major legal norms such as Civil Service Act, Civil Proceedings Act, Criminal Code, etc.).
  • The bottom-up approach: legal assistance (litigation, consultations) to citizens in precedent cases of public interest and raising their awareness about rights and possibilities to participate in decision-making and influence public policies.


Websitehttp://www.viaiuris.sk
Grant NumberSK_2012_02
OrganizationFair-Play Alliance
Project NameSustainable and independent political watchdog as a balance to power
Amount AwardedUSD 65,642.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Project Description

The objectives of the project are:

  • pushing through quality legal changes regarding political parties, political representatives and the use of public funds
  • pushing through an independent public control over political parties and the use of public funds
  • increasing transparency in public life, professionalism and ethics of political representation and state management
  • strengthening the position of citizens and voters
  • suppressing political corruption, conflicts of interests and misuse of public funds
  • effective enforcement of legislation
  • creating islands of integrity that have a strong potential to be multiplied and can influence the whole environment
  • strengthening potential of NGOs and media.
Websitehttp://www.fair-play.sk/index_en.php
Grant NumberSK_2012_01
OrganizationCenter for Philantrophy (Centrum pre filantropiu, n.o)
Project Name“EASY GIVING”
Amount AwardedUSD 35,640.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Project Description

 The goal of the project is:

  • to ease the existing barriers for individual giving in Slovakia;
  • to allow NGOs to use modern ways of soliciting support from the public;
  • to create environment suitable for fundraising from individual donors.

 The specific objectives of this project, within the larger, long term goals expressed higher are:

  • Achieving standard tools for regular giving;
  • Obtaining free or discounted services from post operators and banks;
  • Supporting transparent and ethical fundraising;
  • Supporting cooperation and communication between NGOs active in individual fundraising.



 

Websitehttp://www.cpf.sk/
Grant NumberSK_2011_01
OrganizationCitizen, Democracy and Accountability (CDA)
Project NameInstitutional support for CDA in its long-term mission towards improving the implementation of the principle of equality and non-discrimination
Amount AwardedUSD 65,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2012 - August 31, 2012
Project Description

The project’s goal is stabilizing CDA.

Its objectives are:

  • To improve the conditions for further professional development/growth of expert staff of CDA through trainings (both senior and junior staff), supervision (junior staff), expert consultations and CDA´s library enrichment;
  • To make CDA more visible to the public, to current and potential donors and to other partners and stakeholders including other NGOs, the media, public authorities and the business sector. 
Websitewww.diskriminacia.sk
Grant NumberSK_2010_03
OrganizationInstitute for Public Affairs
Project NameInstitutional grant
Amount AwardedUSD 90,000.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2010 - September 30, 2011
Project Description

Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) is applying for an institutional support, which would help to fulfill its basic mission. IVO is a unique public policy think tank whose research activities and expertise have helped to promote open society values and democratic political culture in Slovakia for more than a decade. The Applicant intends to continue his work in four different areas: • migration and integration of third-country nationals residing in Slovakia; • policy-oriented research on gender and age issues; • digital literacy, digital divide, and e-democracy; • cooperation within the PASOS think tank network in order to promote and protect democracy, human rights, good governance and open society values. The Applicant plans to carry out a complex project called Seven Letters of a Democratic Alphabet, which become one of the useful means for sustaining, nurturing, and promoting democratic political culture and liberal constitutionalism in Slovakia.

Websitewww.ivo.sk
Grant NumberSK_2010_02
OrganizationPontis Foundation
Project NameGreat Country
Amount AwardedUSD 200,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 15, 2010 - September 14, 2012
Project Description

The Pontis Foundation is proposing the project Great Country as a way of addressing the sustainability of Slovak NGOs by bolstering the culture of individual philanthropy. Secondly, the project will provide the population with the opportunity to contribute to positive developments in Slovakia. The main tool for achieving this goal is the internet domain www.dobrakrajina.sk, an interactive platform between the public (donors) and those carrying out the work (NGOs and community initiatives). During the next two years, the Applicant is planning to improve functioning of the domain through: • development of a donor database; • acquiring new donors; • a creative promotion campaign for the Great Country; • graphic and technical improvements of the domain Great Country, for example introducing the options to support non-profits through material gifts and volunteer work (manual labor for the organization or sharing of know-how, knowledge, experience, skills, and time) or simplifying of the project selection system.

Websitewww.dobrakrajina.sk
Grant NumberSK_2010_01
OrganizationFair-Play Alliance
Project NameFair-Play: Sustainable and active watchdog
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 15, 2010 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

The aim of this project is to ensure sustainability and viability of Fair-Play Alliance.

Websitehttp://www.fair-play.sk
Grant NumberSK_2009_03
OrganizationOpen Society Foundation (OSFBA)
Project Name“20 years after…”
Amount AwardedUSD 64,000.00
Grant PeriodJuly 06, 2009 - December 31, 2009
Project Description

OSFBA proposes a series of events organized by a coalition of the organization to celebrate 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and to organize a special grant round to local NGOs and students’ activities. The main goals of the project: - to promote past achievements in 20 years history of civil society and to point out that past 20 years indigenous philanthropy was developing and thus helping to the sustainability of the civil society actors - to increase public understanding of diverse roles of NGOs - to provide space for formulation of the future role of civil society organizations in our society (show unity in diversity) - to promote supporters (corporate and individual) of civil society organizations thanks to which they are able to implement their public benefit activities - to motivate the potential donors of the civil society organizations

Websitewww.osf.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2008_35
OrganizationVia Iuris
Project NameAccountable government and judiciary
Amount AwardedUSD 192,000.00
Grant PeriodMay 01, 2009 - April 30, 2011
Project Description

In state administration, the organization’s objectives are to enforce access to information and public participation in compliance with international agreements, to actively empower citizens facing attacks, and to strengthen accountability of public representatives. In judiciary, the project aims at strengthening public control over the quality of decision making, extend public access to decisions, start a qualified discussion on court rulings and on the issues of judicial ethics. These efforts will contribute to reduction of possibilities for interference with judicial independence.

Websitewww.viaiuris.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2008_25
OrganizationEkopolis Foundation
Project NameClaiming the Public Spaces
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Project Description

The projects aims at promoting good practice of public participation and local partnerships building in the sustainable urban development and in the design and reconstruction of public spaces. The first key objectvive of the project is to demonstrate the sense and applicability of the public participation and partnership building on urban development projects on the concrete example of a large public area – park Lanice in the city of Zvolen (“It can work” showcase). The second key objective is to develop a comprehensive information set focused on positive as well as negative approaches in urban development and to present the relevance of public involvement in urban development matters.

Websitewww.ekopolis.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2008_20
OrganizationINESS - Institute of Economic and Social Studies
Project NameThe State Waste
Amount AwardedUSD 22,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - March 31, 2012
Project Description

The main goal of this watch dog project is to strengthen citizen control of public administration by means of providing comprehensive, complete and easy-to-understand information on ineffective and non-transparent public spending at one place. INESS will create complete and easily accessible internet database of all in print media reported cases of corrupt, nontransparent or ineffective public spending.

Websitewww.iness.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2008_13
OrganizationPeople in Need
Project NameEvaluation and improvement of local educational policies related to socially disadvantaged Romany children
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - March 31, 2012
Project Description

The major goal of the proposed project is to improve chances of Romany children from socially disadvantaged environment to succeed in the educational system. With the aim to improve the status of Romany children in the school system, the monitoring, analysis, and evaluation of local educational policies will be performed. This will be followed by formulation and realization of inclusive local educational programs related to children from socially disadvantaged environment. Inclusive local educational programs implemented in individual schools and locations will further serve as methodical aid for a broader professional community.

Websitewww.clovekvtisni.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2008_04
OrganizationUniversity of Presov, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Philosophy and Ethics
Project NameEthical monitoring in public institutions in Eastern Slovakia
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2009 - October 31, 2012
Project Description

The aim of the project is to increase the ethical and moral level of the activities of local and regional public administration in Eastern Slovakia, its professional ethical and moral qualities and abilities. It is expected to increase consciousness of public opinion in the region regarding ethical and moral aspects of public administration.

Websitewww.ff.unipo.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2008_26
OrganizationFriends of the Earth-CEPA
Project NameFrom irregularities to accountability: towards transparent and sustainable utilization of public funds
Amount AwardedUSD 69,000.00
Grant PeriodMarch 01, 2009 - February 28, 2011
Project Description

The projects aims at contributing to good governance and accountable implementation of the EU-Funds by the two following objectives: (1) To enhance independent public control over the EU-Funds governance on national and regional levels (2) To promote good-practice examples of implementation of EU-Funds on regional and local levels.

Websitewww.priateliazeme.sk/cepa
Grant NumberSK_2009_02
OrganizationSlovak Donors´ Forum
Project NameSDF Sustainable Development and Performance
Amount AwardedUSD 85,000.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2009 - December 31, 2011
Project Description

Project intends to build sustainable organization responsive to changes affecting grant-makers and wider sector and thus able to contribute to the development of civil society in Slovakia. Objectives: 1. To build organization responsive to changes affecting grant-makers and wider sector by human resource development. 2. To secure that SDF outreach programs effectively contribute to the SDF mission (development of philanthropy) and financial stability of organization. 3. To ensure that organization is workable, effective, and responsible with creative approaches and trend-setting ideas by capacity building of SDF members.

Websitehttp://www.donorsforum.sk/indexe.html
Grant NumberSK_2009_01
OrganizationPontis Foundation
Project NameGreat Country
Amount AwardedUSD 99,500.00
Grant PeriodFebruary 01, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Project Description

The purpose of the project is to strengthen individual giving in Slovakia. In order to develop an interactive dialogue between individual donors and NGOs, it will be essential to offer them innovative projects addressing real community needs addressed by NGOs and community initiatives and to use modern techniques of communication and effective financial management. An interactive and transparent website (similar to Facebook, utilizing web 2.0b) will be built as one of the key tools for fundraising /giving and communication. It will play into the deeply recognized and shared sentiment among the target group that Slovakia should be a place to which they would always like to return, no matter how successful they have been abroad. Objectives of the project are: 1. to attract individual support for investment in communities with the aim of being oriented not only on very specific topics covering only one area of societal problems, but also to provide individuals with the possibility of supporting activities from different areas mapping the whole country from a geographical, interest-orientation, or target-group point of view – at least 50 projects from 30 organizations in the first phase of the project; 2. to raise awareness about the activities of Slovak NGOs and community initiatives using a creative communication campaign and modern tools that are close to the middle and younger generations (web sites, viral marketing, direct emails, public events); 3. to assist individual donors in learning about societal causes and simplify the steps of giving via an interactive donor management and reward system (e-pay, bank transfers, credit cards, payroll giving, DMS) with the aim of allowing donors to create their own accounts on the website and monitor donated money and the way in which it is used; and 4. to increase accountability and transparency of NGOs via promotion and publication of information about their projects, activities implemented, and results achieved.

Websitehttp://www.nadaciapontis.sk/en/
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_63
OrganizationISA Slovakia
Project NameWatch dog activities and raising awareness on environmental critical issues
Amount AwardedUSD 7,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - May 01, 2009
Project Description

This project addresses the problem of insufficient participation of the environmental NGOs in the decision making processes in the environmental field. The project aims to:

- develop partnerships between civic associations, Slovak inspection of the environment, government agencies and citizens,

- increase public participation and foster civic engagement and importance of environmental NGOs, - improve awareness about urban vegetation issues and challenges through events and educational activities, - engage relevant legislative processes that will ensure appropriate trees protection in the city and public participation in decision making processes in the field of nature protection.

Websitehttp://www.isa-arbor.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_62
OrganizationProject Forum
Project NameSalon for Centre and East
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to address the continuing mutual ignorance of intellectual elites of CEE countries, that are reluctant to share their knowledge and experience among each other. Consequently, articles written by top Eastern European essayists and scholars are extensively being published in Western press, but only rarely reach the Central and East European readership. The grantee addresses this problem by running internet portal, which includes a daily updated survey of newspaper articles, and a regular weekly survey of articles published in influential weeklies and magazines with links to the original versions of the articles.

Websitehttp://www.salon.eu.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_57
OrganizationINESS - Institute of Economic and Social Studies
Project NameThe Price of the State
Amount AwardedUSD 46,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2010
Project Description
This project is an extension of already existing internet portal The Price of the State (www.cenastatu.sk), which concentrates the accurate and actual information on particular components of Slovak public finance. The grantee will introduce this portal to the high school and university students to improve their knowledge of the most important rules in public finance, and assist them in finding precise information they might need in their current and future studies. Within the project newly designed teaching tools will be distributed, and the grantee will also provide lectures for teachers and students in selected schools and universities.
Websitehttp://www.iness.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_54
OrganizationMilan Šimečka Foundation
Project NameDeveloping Independent Roma Public Policy Capacities in Slovakia
Amount AwardedUSD 60,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2009
Project Description
Overall goal of the program is to increase quality of Roma public policy in Slovakia. The project aims to: raise awareness and visibility of Roma issues, increase pressure on national and local governments, engage new actors in public policy making by trainings and providing access to decision makers, implement various participatory forms at all levels, empower Romani communities and local Romani and pro-Romani NGOs, develop independent think-tank and watch-dog organizations. This project is continuation of already existing program and will allow increasing its effectiveness through the capacity building of the Foundation, which will improve sustainability of the project in the future.
Websitehttp://www.nadaciamilanasimecku.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_47
OrganizationInstitute for Public Affairs
Project NameImproving civil society’s competence and ability to influence the future of public service media as the source of correct information for informed citizens, the space to increase sensitivity to populism and the social cohesion factor
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - December 01, 2008
Project Description

The aim of the project is to create a relevant group of experts that will be able to generate and promote solutions when defining future conditions for desired functioning of public service media. With the help from the media, this group of experts should increase public awareness about desired future development of PSM. Through this it will contribute to implementing expert solutions in the process of adopting final legislative on conditions for functioning of public service media. The program is expected to create a policy paper that will sum up the condition of PSM as well as views and expectations of citizens and stakeholders, and simultaneously outline goals for PSM and ways of achieving them.

Websitehttp://www.ivo.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_37
Organization1st. Slovak Non-profit Service Center
Project NameDEVELOPING LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR VOLUNTEERING IN SLOVAKIA
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - July 01, 2009
Project Description
The aim of the project is to prepare favorable environment for volunteering based on broad discussion and engagement of all relevant stakeholders such as Volunteerism Center in Slovakia, host organizations, volunteers, ministries, and businesses. The grantee hopes to achieve this aim through: expert discussions and public debates, analysis of socio-economical costs/benefits and legal issues of volunteering in Slovakia, preparing expert draft of legal solutions for volunteering development.
Websitehttp://www.1snsc.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_26
OrganizationSlovak Donors´ Forum
Project NameShout, maybe they will hear you!
Amount AwardedUSD 26,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project intends to stimulate citizens’ engagement in activities of the civil society actors by improvement of NGOs´ public communication skills and performance. The activities of the project include trainings and consultations for NGOs´ representatives focusing on the development of communication skills, brand-building, PR and media relations. The program is expected to improve transparency and visibility of NGOs and their activities, and to contribute to the professional development of NGOs representatives.

Websitehttp://www.donorsforum.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_21
OrganizationPontis Foundation
Project NameIn the Same Boat
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project aims to promote philanthropy by using innovative methods of authentic communication that is accepted by youth. The grantee will release three series of videos available at the project website: - Good Idea Counts - presenting positive results of successful and innovative projects of Slovak NGOs from a broadminded and forward thinking perspective, - Alternative Music and Openmindedness - showing examples how Slovak original production supports tolerance, acceptance and non-judgmental attitude, - Involvement of Slovak NGOs Abroad - illustrating where, why and how Slovak NGOs decided to help, share experience in building civil society, and contribute to democratization process.  The project will be run by new enthusiastic group of individuals supported by firmly established Pontis Foundation. The grantee hopes this project will support broader concept of civil society understood as the arena of unstructured collective action around shared interests, purposes and values.

Websitehttp://www.pontisfoundation.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_09
OrganizationPublic Policy Institute
Project NamePPI Democracy Watchdog  
Amount AwardedUSD 15,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - September 01, 2008
Project Description
The aim of the project is to create a „Democracy Watchdog”, which will monitor and analyze legislation, also including verbal and nonverbal speaking manner of representatives. The main topic will be monitoring and analysis of proposed draft laws that may lead to the limitation of democratic principals, individual freedom, and may hamper Euro-Atlantic direction of Slovakia.
Websitehttp://www.publipi.eu
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_07
OrganizationCivic Association TATRY
Project NameWe are more than a match for dumps!
Amount AwardedUSD 15,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

This program addresses the problem of environment pollution caused by low awareness of local people about possibilities of waste treatment. The main aim of the project is to create a network of active school groups at primary and secondary schools of Slovakia, which would dedicate themselves to educational and monitoring activities within their local community. They will engage in advertising of waste separation and energy saving measures, monitor illegal human activities and negative human impact on the environment in their surroundings. The program is expected to increase the sensibility of people to environmental protection and contribute to improvement of the state of natural environment in local communities.

Websitehttp://www.ekokompas.host.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_03
OrganizationINEKO - Institute for economic and social reforms
Project NameSlovak Press Watch - Media Watchdog
Amount AwardedUSD 50,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The main goal of the project is improvement of quality and ethics of the Slovak media. The project will provide regular feedback on media work, encourage critical thinking and real public debate about Slovak media, and will educate young media experts. It will increase media capacity to practice investigative journalism, and thus strengthen their controlling function. The grantee hopes this project will improve accountability of public institutions, and will increase pressure to solve some of the crucial problems of public governance. Activities within the project include: media monitoring and publishing comments on media work, preparing investigative articles and reports, providing lectures and internships for journalism students.

Websitehttp://www.ineko.sk
Grant NumberSK_X 2007_01
OrganizationLeague of Human Rights Advocates
Project NameUsing strategic litigation and human rights advocacy to promote equality and non-discrimination
Amount AwardedUSD 35,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2008 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The project addresses the problem of social and economic injustice affecting the Roma and Slovak citizens of color. The grantee aims to raise awareness of racial discrimination and intolerance on the part of the national Police force, administrative and judicial organs through nationwide monitoring, documenting and reporting on human rights situation. The program will employ strategic litigation and human rights advocacy, and will provide free (pro bono) legal representation and counseling to victims of human rights abuse. This project is expected to contribute to confidence-building among target groups and to encourage implementation of anti discrimination legislation by court judges, prosecutors and administrative institutions.

Websitehttp://www.lhra-icpr.org
Grant NumberSK/2007/01
OrganizationAliancia Fair-play
Project NameInstitutional support
Amount AwardedUSD 20,300.00
Grant PeriodOctober 01, 2007 - December 31, 2007
Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_36
Organization

1 st Slovak Nonprofit Service Center (1.SNSC)

Project NameFavorable environment for NGOs as a base of active citizens
Amount AwardedUSD 70,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

This project's major goals are:
- to improve nonprofit legislation that would enable civil society actors to fulfill their role and ensure the sustainability of NGOs;
- to enhance the cross-sectoral cooperation in development of legal and fiscal regulations related to public benefit activities.

Websitehttp://www.mvoservis.sk/
Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_28
OrganizationInstitute for Public Affairs (IVO)
Project NameLaunching e-Governance in Slovakia - empowering citizens to participate, influence and exercise democratic control
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

This project focuses on public and expert discourse by providing empirical data. Its major goals are as follows:
- to improve the citizens' awareness about online services for exercising their rights;
- to deepen capabilities of civil society actors to use information technologies for promotion of open society principles in public life and to generate pressure on the public administration to implement information and communication technologies with regards of citizens' rights.

Websitehttp://www.ivo.sk/
Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_22
OrganizationKonzervativny institut Milana Rastislava Stefanika
Project NameEurofunds Watchdog - decrease of the risk of corruption through monitoring of projects finance from the EU funds
Amount AwardedUSD 132,250.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2009
Project Description

The major goal of this project is to decrease the risk of corruption through monitoring of the processes of awarding and implementing projects financed from the EU funds and through watchdog activities oriented on the institutions that are responsible for the management of the EU funds in Slovakia.

Websitehttp://www.institute.sk/
Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_09
OrganizationPartners for Democratic Change Slovakia - PDCS, o.z.  
Project NameEducational and advocacy activities for Roma activists
Amount AwardedUSD 72,380.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

This project aims at building up advocacy skills of 24 Roma and Non-Roma activists from 8 localities. The goal of advocacy part of the project is to apply theoretical knowledge in practice during training courses, with later simulation of advocacy activities directly in places of Roma residence. Through the Project, PDCS contributes to solving specific problems on the site, using cooperative planning process and advocacy tools.

Websitehttp://www.pdcs.sk/
Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_08
OrganizationCitizen and Democracy
Project NameAdvocating for equal treatment through NGOs empowerment, strategic litigation and policy-making
Amount AwardedUSD 96,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

This project aims at reducing discrimination and marginalisation of disadvantaged groups (such as the elderly, ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, people with disabilities) through:
- Empowerment of and networking between NGOs active in the field to enable them to tackle the issue on a complex, professional and sustainable basis
- Developing institutional capacity of the applicant to litigate strategically in discrimination cases
- Pooling project-relevant knowledge and experience from participating NGOs and influencing relevant policies.

Websitehttp://www.oad.sk/
Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_07
OrganizationThe Center for Civil and Human Rights
Project NameBridging the divide
Amount AwardedUSD 36,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - September 01, 2008
Project Description

This project aims at mobilization of discriminated Romani communities to resist discrimination through the concrete legal actions. It also focuses on improving effectiveness of existing legislation via empowerment and litigation activities.

Grant NumberSK_IX 2006_04
OrganizationThe Charta 77 Foundation
Project NameProtection of human rights for vulnerable citizens through pro bono legal defense and watchdog actions
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodApril 01, 2007 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

This project is based on the main program implemented by Charta 77 Foundation. It seeks the possibilities to enhance the access to justice as well as to educate professional lawyers and promote the ideas of human rights, which activities have a very important meaning in Slovakia due to the limited access to justice and growing problems with respect for human rights.

Websitehttp://www.charta77.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_34
OrganizationVIA IURIS - Center for Public Advocacy
Project NamePublic interest law partnership: Improving decision making and empowering civil society
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2007 - December 01, 2007
Project Description

The project will contribute to increased level and standards of citizen's rights protection, consistent decision-making of public authorities, proper use of their competencies in protection of public interest and transparent utilization of public funds. It also aims at empowerment of civil society with specific legal tools to impact decision-making processes. The project is to strengthen capacities of lawyers assisting citizen's struggles against non-transparent decision-making and promoting use of high ethical standards in legal profession.

Websitehttp://www.viaiuris.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_39
OrganizationOpen Society Foundation - Bratislava (OSF)
Project NameSupporting civic society organizations tool for strengthening voice of Roma
Amount AwardedUSD 200,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2006 - August 01, 2008
Project Description

The overall objective is to promote society that provides equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups. It aims at contribution in narrowing gaps related to Roma minority as one of the most vulnerable groups in Slovakia.

Websitehttp://www.osf.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_30
OrganizationEkopolis Foundation
Project NameActive citizens fund: Sustainable funding for watchdog and advocacy activities in Slovakia
Amount AwardedUSD 75,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2006 - September 01, 2007
Project Description

The project goal is to create a sustainable, long-term and independent funding mechanism for grass-root advocacy and watchdog activities in Slovakia, and to provide crucial small grant support to broad variety of citizen groups and initiatives to respond to local needs in citizen and human rights defense, public advocacy and watchdog activities.

Websitehttp://www.ekopolis.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_25
OrganizationINEKO - Institute for Economic and Social Reforms
Project NameSlovak press watch
Amount AwardedUSD 80,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2006 - December 01, 2007
Project Description

The project's main goal is to improve quality and the ethics of the Slovak media. It will serve as a filter of doubtful, mistaken, or misleading news so that it will not appear and will not be repeated in other media. By improving quality of media, the project will improve control of the public institutions and will contribute to enhancing their transparency and effectiveness.  Through encouraging critical thinking and real public debate based on facts, it will also help citizens to make "good" decisions based on "good" information and thus to contribute to further development of democracy in Slovakia.

Websitehttp://www.ineko.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_08
OrganizationCenter for Philanthropy n.o.
Project NameMobilizing domestic resources for civil society
Amount AwardedUSD 45,000.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2006 - September 01, 2007
Project Description

The project will contribute to a better enabling environment for civil society in Slovakia by improving the quality of selected public funding mechanisms (i.e., 2%, structural funds, subsidies) so that they will be more relevant, useful and accessible for watchdog, advocacy and policy activities.  It will also serve as a tool for facilitating the process leading to increased communication among the NGOs platforms in relation to public funds.

Websitehttp://www.cpf.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_03
OrganizationTransparency International Slovakia (TIS)
Project NameTransparency improvement of subsidies granting by the central government
Amount AwardedUSD 33,900.00
Grant PeriodSeptember 01, 2006 - March 01, 2008
Project Description

The main objective of the project is to improve transparency of subsidies awarded by the central government to local governments.  Within the framework of the project, TIS will be analyzing budgets of all ministries and subsidies awarded by the ministries and a discretionary power in decision-making processes concerning granting of subsidies.

Websitehttp://www.transparency.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_43
OrganizationFair-Play Alliance
Project NameStrengthening democracy through islands of integrity
Amount AwardedUSD 25,600.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - August 01, 2007
Project Description

The major goal of the project is to work on changing political culture in a chosen community through informal tools and civic engagement; to educate new generation of journalists and activists; and to create "islands of integrity" that will have a strong potential to be multiplied and will be able influence the whole environment. 

Websitehttp://www.fair-play.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_38
OrganizationPontis Foundation
Project NameStrengthening support for bulging partnerships and developing cross-sectoral cooperation
Amount AwardedUSD 58,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - April 01, 2007
Project Description

The goal of the project is to promote partnership and cross-sectoral cooperation in order to attract business support for investment in communities to meet various levels of societal needs, primarily in innovative and progressive areas, since these are only rarely or not at all supported by business because they are generally less popular causes; and to work intensively with NGOs to introduce them with tools that will enable them to absorb such support and sustain it in a form of long-term partnerships, with both the general public and the private sector.

Websitehttp://www.pontisfoundation.sk/
Grant NumberSK_III 2006_33
OrganizationPeople in Need
Project NameRoma representatives strengthening
Amount AwardedUSD 10,000.00
Grant PeriodAugust 01, 2006 - February 01, 2007
Project Description

The overall objective of the project is to support civil society as a voice for marginalized and vulnerable population - shifting Roma communities from the role of passive target group of social development to the role of active participants of this process through the mobilization of Roma civic representatives.

Websitehttp://www.clovekvtisni.sk/
Grant NumberSK-02A-01
OrganizationOpen Society Foundation
Project NameSupport of the institutional development for improvement of working conditions of foundations
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.osf.sk/
Grant NumberSK-02-01
OrganizationOpen Society Foundation
Project NameTo get there together - Alliance for Sustainability
Amount AwardedUSD 1,965,400.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.osf.sk/
Grant NumberSK-01A-04
OrganizationEkopolis Foundation
Project NameEkopolis Institutional Development
Amount AwardedUSD 100,000.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.ekopolis.sk/
Grant NumberSK-01-01
OrganizationEkopolis Foundation
Project NameYour Land at the Doors of Integrationa
Amount AwardedUSD 2,025,660.00
Grant PeriodJanuary 01, 2004 - December 01, 2004
Websitehttp://www.ekopolis.sk/
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