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

Abkhazia
Dealing with the Authorities Is No Longer a Nightmare
Georgia
News from the World Made It to the Mountain Ridge
Azerbaijan
Human Rights Activists Were Released from Prison
Armenia
Yerevan City Is Accessible for People with Disabilities
Ukraine
Victims of Domestic Violence Have a Safe Place to Hide
Nagorno-Karabakh
Prisoners' Rights in the Karabakh Prison Matter
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

Is Mykolayiv, Ukraine going to use renewable energy only?
, 2020-03-10
Several Ukrainian cities and municipalities already committed to transition to 100 % renewable energy, which should help to cut Ukrainian greenhouse gas emissions and slow down climate emergency. Civic initiative and newly registered organization Mykolayiv – City of the Sun wants their home city of half a million inhabitants to join suit.
Programme of support of the civil society in Ukraine 2020
, 2020-03-03
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ invites you to participate in the civil society support programme for Ukraine The Initiative Way and offers the possibility to obtain support for your civil campaigns and initiatives in 2020. The programme is focused on initiatives from Kherson, Mykolaiv and Kirovohrad regions.
NESEHNUTÍ helped two environmental groups in Kropyvnytskiy, Ukraine plan civic campaigns
, 2019-12-02
On the weekend 30 November – 1 December, two environmental groups met at the KOWO creative coworking space in the regional capital Kropyvnytskiy, Ukraine, to plan their civic campaigns. Facilitators from NESEHNUTÍ Barbora Jelínková and Martin Hyťha together with experienced campaigner Mark Fodor helped the two initiatives to develop a strategy to defend the environmental rights of local citizens.