About us

Project length: 2020-2023

Implemented by 10 organizations from 8 countries:

  • Bulgaria,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Hungary (2 CSOs),
  • Poland,
  • Romania (2CSOs),
  • Serbia,
  • Slovakia,
  • Norway (as expert partner).

”Reclaim our Civil Space!” builds on broadening the grassroots basis and constituency of civil society through training and
mobilizing activist groups and movements, facilitating cross-border cooperation and networking, and linking this to the European level by developing together the outlines of a comprehensive European civil society policy.

Thus, activities will be carried out along the 3 objectives and levels:

  • National: organizing trainings and workshops, mentoring support particularly to organizations/groups in rural regions (taking into account the specificities of individual countries)
  • Regional: holding cross-border workshops and networking meetings (with at least 3 country represented at each)
  • European: international conferences (Budapest, Brussels, Prague), developing expert and policy papers.


Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index 2019 


(Source: https://csosi.org/ Original table edited to show relevant countries by Ökotárs Foundation)


The “Reclaim our Civil Space!” project benefits from a 1,8 million € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

Website: www.eeagrants.org