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The conference (November 2016) was a part of the project School of Active Citizenship, which was aimed at support of local community initiatives in Ukraine. It created an opportunity for local community leaders to meet, exchange their expertience and get the possibility to learn the experience of V4 countries. 


Experts from Slovakia, Hungary, Czechia and Poland provided lectures and workshops on following topics:
• cooperation between civic sector and local government: how we get there, lessons learned
• methods and approaches to conflict resolution on the local level: best practices
• public space as arena for dialogue and conflict prevention
• cooperation with other stakeholders on the local level: business, local media, local state administration

More than 100 community leaders from various cities of Ukraine participated. Except the plennary session, more than 20 small workshops, discussions and side events took place in various sites of the city of Chernigiv took place.


Videos from the conference: 


Examples of lectures

Cooperation of civic organizations and local media

Interview with participants in local media

Donor: Visegrad Fund




Partners for Democratic Change Hungary

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

NESEHNUTÍ – Independent Social Ecological Movement 



  • Zuza Fialová

    Trainer, Consultant, Project Manager

    tel.: +421 918 689 882 
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    CV: Fialova_Zuza_CV_ENG.pdf


    What she works on in PDCS:

    Examples of training courses

    • Introduction to international development and humanitarian assistance
    • Conflict in context of international development
    • Communication, presentation, media

    Examples of services

    • Evaluation of projects

    Examples of projects


    Consultant in international development, human rights, democratic transformation, and conflict management , she has been working for variety of international organizations (OCSE, NATO), national human rights and advocacy organizations (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland, Via Iuris in Slovakia), education institutions (Trnava University, University of St. Elisabeth Bratislava) and government bodies. Her professional carrier as a lecturer, consultant, researcher, or field worker started in 1992. Her list of professional publications contains more than 40 positions. Her book Human Rights Monitoring published in Poland has been translated into 5 languages, including Azerbaijani. She has been working in more than 20 countries of Europe and Asia.

    She earned her MA from sociology at the Commenius University in Bratislava (1995). PhD. studies were accomplished in Warsaw – Institute of Political studies (1999).

    As for her teaching experience, she created customized education courses for human rights NGOs, public officials, students at the universities or colleges in several countries. Currently she works on projects related to community development and democratic participation in Ukraine. She is also active in teaching in several faculties of Slovak universities.