Ready, steady, accelerate!

We competed among ten organizations aimed at supporting democracy and civil society development and were invited to join the new EVZ Lab for Civil Society acceleration program, which is organised by the Impact Hub network of coworking centers in close cooperation with the German EVZ Foundation.

39 projects from the Czech Republic applied for the pilot year of the programme and the competition was diverse and challenging. The international jury pre-selected 20 projects that best suited to the program criteria at the beginning of June. This gave us the opportunity to present our intentions on Monday 25 June live before the jury. Ten projects were then invited to become part of a four-month acceleration program. We are one of them!

The main criteria for selecting projects included positive impact of the activities on the development of democracy and civil society in the Czech Republic, the degree of innovation, the potential for growth and the ambition to be economically sustainable. Over the next four months, we will further develop our skills in the areas of financial planning, teamwork, fundraising or PR and marketing. We are excited by the opportunity and are looking forward to our future growth.

We joined the first year of the EVZ Lab for Civil Society program together with the following organisations:

Czech Center for Investigative Journalism

People in Need - One World in Schools - LEADr. CLUB

Thanks that We Can - Korzo Národní

Hradecký Memoriál 

Department of Information and Library Studies - KISK

Polical Prisoners.cz

Parents for Inclusion