The Initiative Way


Neglected countries,
neglected issues

About Us

In Czechia, civil society has already flourished. Now is the time to help in places where it is just developing.
The Initiative Way helps active people abroad to change their country for the better. We focus on Eastern Europe, mostly South Caucasus or Ukraine. We emphasize the promotion of the following values: human rights, environmental protection and animal rights. We support local initiatives through consultations and funding.

220759
euros


we have provided to the initiatives for their campaigns.

118
initiatives


have worked with us in the South Caucasus and Ukraine.

9
years


of helping activists to change the world around them.

Stories of Help

Georgia
News from the World Made It to the Mountain Ridge
Armenia
Yerevan City Is Accessible for People with Disabilities
Nagorno-Karabakh
Prisoners' Rights in the Karabakh Prison Matter
Ukraine
Victims of Domestic Violence Have a Safe Place to Hide
Abkhazia
Dealing with the Authorities Is No Longer a Nightmare
Azerbaijan
Human Rights Activists Were Released from Prison
Civic campaigns, which we implemented thanks to The Initiative Way programme, increased rating of our organization among local citizens and in the eyes of international donors.
Boris Kudar, Mykolayiv, Ukraine
The Initiative Way tought us what is a democracy in life. Even if you don’t reach your goal, you won, because during the campaign, you found allies and felt your abilities.
Larisa Horyslavets, civic campaign of journalists and activists “Open Access”, Kremenchuk, Poltava region, Ukraine
The Initiative Way program supported us at the very beginning of our journey. The support has become a basis for our rapid and long term development.
Rima Garibjan, Open Borders, Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Programme of Support

Are you a civic initiative or an NGO from South Caucasus or southern Ukraine? Have a more detailed look at our programme of support and if you think our programme could be relevant for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also check our current open calls.

What's New

Media School in Abkhazia
, 2021-12-16
We have been unable to get to the Black Sea region of Abkhazia, where we have been supporting local civic initiatives and NGOs for many years, since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. But this did not stop us from organizing a Media School there in cooperation with our partners (Sukhumi Youth House). It was...Read more
VideoWay – how eco-activists learned about making caption videos
, 2021-11-25
​​Is it possible to learn how to shoot and edit a caption video in just a few weeks? The participants of the VideoWay online course proved that it is possible! The course brought together 24 environmental activists from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. The participants got active in October 2021: VideoWay consisted of...Read more
Stray dogs in Abkhazian towns
, 2021-11-25
For many years, in Black Sea Abkhazia the method of controlling stray dogs in the city was to shoot them right in the city streets. The city halls even paid hired gunmen “per head” for shooting dogs in the cities. NESEHNUTÍ supported two groups of local women – animal rights activists – who, through their...Read more