Media School in Abkhazia
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
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
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
BELARUS: OPEN LETTER ON TORTURE OR OTHER ILL-TREATMENT OF PRISONERS BY THE STATE REPRESSIVE FORCES
On the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, NESEHNUTÍ together with 15 Human rIghts NGOs sent open letter to express concern about grave human rights violations allegedly committed by police, prison officers and interrogators on prisoners in custody.
Nestlé must immediately stop funding state media in Belarus
Nestlé must immediately stop funding state media in Belarus Zurich, 24. 06. 2021 Open letter to Paul Bulcke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé Mark Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Dear Mr Bulcke, Dear Mr Schneider We are writing to you today on behalf of 52 non-governmental organisations from 18 countries about Nestlé’s...Read more
Armenian local leaders training on participation
It is important for us that the expert community in Armenia develops, that the public potential strengthens and the circle of potential partners expands. So we focus on developing skills of regional local leaders. Training in participation and facilitation of group work with the aim of strengthening the capacity of local experts in Armenia to...Read more
Programe of support in Armenia 2021
Invitation to participate in the civil society support program for Armenia and offer a possibility to obtain support for your civil campaigns and initiatives for the period from June 2021 till May 2022. Open call deadline May 5, 2021.
Programme of support in Ukraine 2021
Call for applications for NGOs and civic initiatives from Kherson, Mykolayiv and Kirovohrad oblasts is open until 30 March 2021.
Program of support Georgia: Adjaria, Samche-Javacheti, Kvemo-Kartli and Kacheti
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ and a Georgian NGO Abkhazintercont invite you to participate in the civil society support program for Georgia and offer a possibility to obtain support for your civil campaigns and projects for the period from May 2021 till April 2022. Program donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Eligible participants: NGOs,...Read more
The Way Towards Civil Society Engagement in Armenia
NESEHNUTÍ is starting new three years project (2021-2023) in Armenia called The Way Towards Civil Society Engagement. The main aim of the project is to promote social transformation from the bottom through education of civic initiatives in the regions of Armenia. By supporting the development authentic initiatives, we want to increase their -professionalisation in the...Read more
Where are the peace voices in the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh?
We want to bring to the public voices calling for peace resolution of conflict over Nagorno Karabakh.
Peace is priceless
We appeal to both sides of the conflict for a peaceful dialogue and we call on civil societies to unite in the pursuit of peace. We greatly appreciate people who, despite growing hatred, speak out in public and call for a peaceful resolution.
Is Mykolayiv, Ukraine going to use renewable energy only?
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
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
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.
Programme of support of the civil society in Armenia 2020
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ (http://initiativeway.org/) invites you to participate in the civil society support program for Armenia and offer a possibility to obtain support for your civil campaigns and initiatives for year 2020.
BarCamp Kutaisi 2019, 27-29 September 2019
BarCamp Kutaisi 2019, 27-29 September 2019
Programme of support of the civil society in Armenia 2019
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ and Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly Vanadzor invite you to participate in the civil society support program for Armenia and offer a possibility to obtain support for your civil campaigns and initiatives for the period from July 2019 till June 2020.
Programme of support of the civil society in Ukraine 2019
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 2019.
A Unique Collection Analysing Mechanisms of Pro-Kremlin Propaganda in the Central and Eastern Europe Released
A unique collection offering detailed insight into how pro-Kremlin propaganda and disinformation work in Visegrad countries and the Eastern Europe is available now. It focuses on common as well as specific features of the phenomena of pro-Kremlin propaganda. Moreover, the collection presents also the initiatives and steps that were taken by different actors in the regions to face the propaganda.
Brno Will Welcome Experts on Pro-Kremlin Propaganda
Brno will welcome experts on disinformation, hoaxes and pro-Kremlin propaganda from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova and Transnistria. On 23-24 May, the experts will take part in a conference where they will present a collection of texts titled Characteristics of pro-Kremlin propaganda in Central and Eastern Europe and practical examples how to tackle it.
BarCamp in Vanazdor focuses on human rights, the environment and independent media
Civil BarCamp-Vanadzor 2018 is going to be held from 13 to 15 April 2018 in Vanadzor at the initiative of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor and the Czech organization NESEHNUTÍ-Independent Social Ecological Movement.
Call for microgrants for Armenian initiatives
Be a part of the change you wish to become a witness to!
SAVE THE DATE: Barcamp in Vanadzor, 13-15 April 2018
SAVE THE DATE: Barcamp in Vanadzor, 13-15 April 2018
Programme of support of the civil society in Ukraine 2018
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 2018.
NESEHNUTÍ met Armenian ecological organization Ecolur at the end of October
NESEHNUTÍ together with Ecolur had an opportunity to visit Ardvi village located in the north of Armenia. It is currently considered one of the ecological hot spots in Armenia, due to ongoing plans about opening of a new gold-polymetalic mine. Locals gathered in the center of village and shared their concerns regarding this project.
3rd Ukraine-Czech BarCamp to take place in Kherson
NESEHNUTÍ is launching the 3rd Ukraine-Czech BarCamp which is taking place in the South Ukraine town of Kherson on 12th and 13th of November. It is a meeting point for experienced and starting civic initiatives, independent media representatives and campaign leaders.
Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017
A guide for the savvy journalist in a world of ever decreasing privacy.
Activists discuss civic campaigns and tackling propaganda at international BarCamp in Kutaisi, Georgia
Today, civic activists from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan together with those from Ukraine, Slovakia, Czechia and other countries start to discuss their campaigns at international BarCamp in Kutaisi, Georgia, organized by Czech NGO NESEHNUTI together with Georgian organization Abkhazintercont.
Minorities in Everyday Realities – study visit to South Caucasus
Are you interested in South Caucasus, cooperation with various communities and ethnic minorities and work with young people? You can be part of multicultural group and explore the realities of different minorities during the study visit of South Caucasian cities and regions.
Czech NGO NESEHNUTI is looking for a volunteer for European Voluntary Service (EVS) in the Czech Republic
We are looking for a young person at the age between 18-30 who is interested in topics such as human rights, protection of minority rights, environmental protection, independent journalism and the work of NGOs.
Barcamp Kutaisi 2017
NESEHNUTI invites you to a BarCamp devoted to civic engagement, which will take place on 24-26 March 2017 in Kutaisi, Georgia. We will welcome participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Summer School of Civic Engagement in Abkhazia
In September 2016 we organized together with Sukhum Youth House Summer school of Civic Engagement for 15 young people from Abkhazia.
Supporting Civil Society and Transformation in Caucasus Through Sharing Experience of Visegrad NGOs II.
The project focuses on the development of democracy, civil society and cooperation while reinforcing the protection of human rights in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan through sharing experiences from transformation processes in Visegrad countries.
Sport for Rights – Joint Statement on release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan
We, the undersigned members of the Sport for Rights coalition, express our relief over the release of 15 political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Human rights defender Rasul Jafarov, the founder of the Sport for Rights campaign, stepped out from Baku’s Prison Number 10 into freedom on 17 March after spending 593 days unjustly jailed. The same day, the European Court of Human Rights issued a judgment in Jafarov’s case, acknowledging that his arrest and detention were politically motivated.
The civil society support program for South Caucasus (2016-2017)
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ invites you to participate in the civil society support program for South Caucasus.
NESEHNUTÍ Hosts Activists and Journalists from south Caucasus
Today begins a study tour in the Czech Republic for a representatives of NGOs and independent media organizations from the South Caucasus. They came at the invitation of the Independent social ecological movement – NESEHNUTÍ that provides support their public campaigns implemented in the south Caucasus. The aim of their stay in our country is to establish contacts with NGOs, media and experts dealing with the topics that Caucasian NGOs deal at home.
NESEHNUTÍ Hosts Trainees from South Caucasus
Thirteen people from South Caucasus NGOs came to the Czech Republic today. They came upon invitation of NESEHNUTÍ – The Independent Social Environmental Movement – who provides support to their public campaigns in South Caucasus.
April workshops done
n the second half of April, we organized workshops in Kutaisi and Sukhum. There were discussions with local activists on how to plan public campaigns to achieve success, how to use social networks and modern on-line tools. Georgian workshop contained one-day lesson about social entrepreneurship, abkhazian one about security in on-line communication.
BarCamp Kutaisi 2015
Czech non-governmental organisation NESEHNUTÍ – Independent Social Ecological Movement in cooperation with Abkhazinercont invites the workers and volunteers of Georgian non-governmental, non-commercial organisations and civic or youth initiatives to the three-day BarCamp in Kutaisi.
NESEHNUTÍ: Our Activities In Conflict Zones Will Continue in 2015
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ will continue to support civil initiatives in South Caucasus and Ukraine in 2015. This will make it possible to continue the journalist campaign for free right to information in Abkhazia, the campaign for monitoring human rights in Nagorno-Kharabakh prisons, the initiative for barrier-free Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, or the initiative for monitoring large companies mining gold by cyanidation in Azerbaijan.
In Prague, people appealed to Azerbaijan to release political prisoners
Twenty people demonstrated at the embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Prague in protest of imprisonment of human rights defenders in this country in the Caucasus. They held photos of the Azerbaijani political prisoners, whose overall number exceeds 100. The event called “Non-freedom in Azerbaijan burns us up” was organized by Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ, which has for many years supported civic initiatives in the South Caucasus via its program The Initiative Way.
Will MEPs help political prisoners in Azerbaijan?
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ sends an appeal to all Members of European Parliament. The NGO asks them to join the appeal to release political prisoners in Azerbaijan addressed to the President of Azerbaijan.
Meeting of independent journalists in Kiev
In two weeks, on 3rd and 4th November, a two-day meeting of regional journalists who are gathered under Hromadske.TV will take place in Kyiv. The participants will evaluate a work of Hromadske.TV on social networks under the leadership of Josef Slerka, an expert and head of Studies of Social Media at Charles University.
Meeting with the partners in Ukraine
Between 20 – 28 July, the activists of NESEHNUTI met the journalists from Kremenchuk and Cherkassy, whose activities NESEHNUTI supports. Both journalistic initiatives belong to a network of civic televisions led by respected public television Hromadske.TV Kyiv. Together with them NESEHNUTI tries to contribute to the development of independent regional news outlets which practically do not exist in some regions of Ukraine.
Trutnov Festival Bands Are Calling for Release of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan
Music bands MIG 21, Už jsme doma and the legendary Plastic People of the Universe are calling for release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. All three bands will present this appeal at Trutnov Open Air festival starting today.
In South Ossetia, a directory of non-governmental organizations was issued
NESEHNUTI supported publication of the directory of non-governmental organizations in South Ossetia. Association of Women for Democracy and Protection of Human Rights issued the book, which has more than one hundred pages and was issued in a print of 200 copies. This unique publication describes the activities of charity, media, cultural, social, enterprise, sports, youth, medical, human rights and educational non-governmental organizations and civic initiatives.
Ask About Political Prisoners, Czech Civil Society Organizations Appealed to President Zeman
Czech organizations NESEHNUTI, DEMAS and People in Need sent today an open letter to the Czech President, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senate President. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, will come to Prague in April. We appeal to Czech statesmen for asking him about human rights and political prisoners in Azerbaijan during his visit, and for organizing public press conference with him.
The Initiative Way – civil society support program for South Caucasus, 2014-2015
Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ invites you to participate in the civil society support program for South Caucasus
NESEHNUTÍ: Three Years in the Caucasus
A 10-day study visit of 13 representatives of non-profit organizations and civic initiatives from the South Caucasus to the Central Europe is just under way. The participants came at the invitation of Czech non-profit organization NESEHNUTÍ (Independent Social Ecological Movement), which supports projects and civic initiatives in Abkhazia, Armenia, Georgia and South Ossetia.
NESEHNUTÍ launched a series of workshops for civic activists in South Caucasus
The Czech NGO Independent Social Ecological Movement (NESEHNUTÍ) has launched series of supportive workshops for civic activists in various parts of the South Caucasus region. Civic initiatives from Georgia, Armenia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, around 100 representatives in total, now have an opportunity to learn how to plan and perform advocacy campaigns, how to use social networks in the campaigns or how to promote human rights and tackle prejudices.
Loesje campaigned against underage gambling in Kutaisi
Research-Intellectual Club “Dialogue of Generations” and Kutaisi Youth Parliament held Loesje Action on 2 May, at 13:00, in Kutaisi Central Park. The aim of the event was to attract public attention to big numbers of gambling teenagers in Georgia.
Supporting on Caucasus: Campaign against Gambling and Campaign for Free Access to Information
NESEHNUTÍ supports two new initiatives on the south Caucasus. The first one is a Campaign for Extensive Regulation against Gambling in Georgia. The main trouble is that there is almost no limitation of entrance for youth to casinos, gaming clubs and betting shops what leads to the addictions and considerable social problems.
Spring workshops in 2013 are being prepared!
Schedule of spring workshops for civic initiatives on planning and leading advocacy campaigns, using new media and social networks, human rights and prejudices and other related topics is ready!
Which initiatives did we support in 2012?
Do you want to know, which initiatives did we support in South Caucasus in 2012? Read more about helpline for teenagers, developing small businesses of rural women, promotion of vegetarianism, or campaign for a freedom of speech, fight against the speed demons and a project about inclusion of children with disabilities among others.
In 2012, educational trainings took place in the cities of Kutaisi and Sukhumi, which provided the local initiatives and independent media with new knowledge and experience in the areas of citizen participation, leading civic campaigns, using new media, other than grant funding of NGOs, as well as social entrepreneurship and security in electronic communication. When carrying out these seminars we shared our experience from the development of the civic sector in the Czech Republic.
Supporting Civil Society and Transformation in Caucasus Through Sharing Experience of Visegrad NGOs
The project focuses on the development of democracy, civil society and cooperation while reinforcing human rights protection in Georgia and Armenia through sharing experiences from transformation processes in Visegrad countries. Workshops, small grants, couching and advisory, strategic planning, internships in Visegrad countries and networking by progressive on-line tools are activities for Georgian and Armenian civic initiatives and small NGOs (partly watchdog) being performed in 2013.
Statues in Brno demand release of Pussy Riot members
Statues in Brno and Independent Social Ecological Movement (NESEHNUTI) expressed their symbolic support of detained members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
Grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers also from South Caucasus
Approximately 10 cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a photo essay on a current human rights or social issue in the region.
Action in Prague: human rights evicted
In the morning of 6 February, cars with furniture and slogans: “Human rights got evicted” appeared near the entrance of the Belarusian Embassy in the Czech Republic, marking the start of an action in support of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski and the Human Rights Center “Viasna”.
Workshop in Sukhum (20-22 April 2012)
Sukhum, 20-22 April 2012: Workshop about planning and performing public civic campaigns, social networks and new media and its use in campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vkontakte and other, less known on-line tools), and also security in electronical communication and on the Internet.
Workshop in Kutaisi (16-18 April 2012)
Kutaisi, 16-18 April 2012: Workshop about planning and performing public civic campaigns, social networks and new media and its use in campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vkontakte and other, less known on-line tools), and also non-grant fundraising of NGOs and social entrepreneurship.
Study visit to the Czech Republic
From October 8 to 18, 2011, the study visit was held in Czech Republic in Prague and Brno. The competition and visit was organized by the Czech non-governmental organization (NGO) NESEHNUTI. Six organizations from Georgia (three from Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi and 3 organizations from Abkhazia) took part in the study visit.
Czech Photographer Vaclav Vasku visited Abkhazia. Look at the part of his exhibition Wounded Paradise
Although seventeen years passed from the end of the war on Abkhazian independence, it seems like the fights ended up yesterday. In May, photographer of Czech newspaper Hospodarske noviny Vaclav Vasku went to Abkhazia with NESEHNUTI (Independent Social Ecological Movement).
We have established cooperation with civic initiatives in Transnistria, organized three-day workshop with strategic planning and helped to start up a campaign for free access to information.
Two three-day workshops of transformational cooperation were held in Tbilisi and Sukhum. Czech experts shared their experiences in civic participation, democratic principles, human rights, fundraising, leading civic campaigns, media work and using social networks and new media in campaigns with 50 local representatives of NGOs and independent media.