Stories

These are our stories, which we update weekly. They can vary from a best practice somewhere in the world to an activity from one of our partners in their country. The main aim is to show possibilities and examples on how to treasure and improve civic spaces.

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Football for Unity 2560 1706 our civic space
Football for Unity

Football for Unity The Football for Unity programme of Oltalom Sport Association (OSA), supported by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union,…

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The Femtalks Forum 1600 1066 our civic space
The Femtalks Forum

The Femtalks Forum Theatre activities and Digital Storytelling to Empower Migrant Women, Foster Social Inclusion and Change narratives FemTalks Forum aims to combine different training…

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Reforming the Romanian Ministry of Youth 750 500 our civic space
Reforming the Romanian Ministry of Youth

Reforming the Romanian Ministry of Youth “Belonging to a big civic space gives to youth NGOs the context, opportunity and the most important, the right…

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Hungarian Inventors Day 1280 720 our civic space
Hungarian Inventors Day

Hungarian Inventors Day Dynamo, ball-point pen, matches, telephone switchboard, Rubik’s cube, vitamin C. These are just some of the most famous inventions invented by Hungarians.…

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International Day Against Child Labour 2560 1440 our civic space
International Day Against Child Labour

International Day Against Child Labour International Day Against Child Labour aims to raise awareness on the global extent of child labour and on the actions…

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A nationwide proposal for “Spaces and Participation for all” in Romania 2560 1707 our civic space
A nationwide proposal for “Spaces and Participation for all” in Romania

A nationwide proposal for “Spaces and Participation for all” in Romania “Making use of civic space also entails a youth NGO’s duty of collecting young…

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NL Doet: a day to do good 1920 1324 our civic space
NL Doet: a day to do good

NL Doet: a day to do good On 28th and 29th of  May 2021, the biggest Dutch yearly volunteering event will take place throughout the…

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Youth Component of the Romanian National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2560 1707 our civic space
Youth Component of the Romanian National Recovery and Resilience Plan

Romanian National Recovery and Resilience Plan: FITT is one of the 3 coordinators of the youth component of the national proposal “In a healthy and…

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The ART-RAVALÓ project: a programme of the Subjective Value Foundation and Faktor Terminál Egyesület 1024 768 our civic space
The ART-RAVALÓ project: a programme of the Subjective Value Foundation and Faktor Terminál Egyesület

The ART-RAVALÓ project: a programme of the Subjective Value Foundation and Faktor Terminál Egyesület We believe that first-hand experience-based creative artistic activities, such as literature,…

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The Hungarian Sports Day! 500 331 our civic space
The Hungarian Sports Day!

The Hungarian Sports Day! On the 6th of May, 1875, Magyar Atlétikai Club (MAC) organized the first outdoor sports competition of the continent in Margaret…

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Survey on sport and social cohesion 1437 427 our civic space
Survey on sport and social cohesion

Survey on sport and social cohesion One of our partners, ISA, is taking part in a promising project which focuses on improving social cohesion through…

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Stopping Bullying: ICDI gives children a voice 1024 576 our civic space
Stopping Bullying: ICDI gives children a voice

Stopping Bullying: ICDI gives children a voice On the National Day against Bullying (on 19 April) attention is paid in the Netherlands to bullying in…

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Karantréning every day! – An alternative exercise programme of the Oltalom Sport Association during quarantine 1280 1023 our civic space
Karantréning every day! – An alternative exercise programme of the Oltalom Sport Association during quarantine

Karantréning every day! – An alternative exercise programme of the Oltalom Sport Association during quarantine At OSA, like many other partners, for the time of…

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6th April – A day to celebrate the contribution of sports towards peace and development! 2560 1240 our civic space
6th April – A day to celebrate the contribution of sports towards peace and development!

6th April – A day to celebrate the contribution of sports towards peace and development! Since 2014, the 6th April has been named the International…

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The lessons we took from our research 925 349 our civic space
The lessons we took from our research

The lessons we took from our research In earlier stories (Focus groups, Research Report) we’ve discussed a variety of aspects of the research conducted within the…

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Covid-19 Affects Civic Space in Hungary, Poland and El Salvador 700 350 our civic space
Covid-19 Affects Civic Space in Hungary, Poland and El Salvador

Covid-19 Affects Civic Space in Hungary, Poland and El Salvador Utrecht University research shows how measures to combat Covid-19 have limited people’s freedoms and rights…

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Working together to tackle Covid-19 2560 1707 our civic space
Working together to tackle Covid-19

Working together to tackle Covid-19 Currently, people and countries all over the world are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Worldwide measures are being taken to prevent…

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The unique power of football can improve the world: the Oltalom Sport Assosiation (OSA) wants to release this power! 2560 1707 our civic space
The unique power of football can improve the world: the Oltalom Sport Assosiation (OSA) wants to release this power!

The unique power of football can improve the world: the Oltalom Sport Assosiation (OSA) wants to release this power! With the help of football, we…

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Bulgaria Policy Brief 2560 1707 our civic space
Bulgaria Policy Brief

On February 5, we posted a story about the sexual education of youth in Bulgaria. Through this story, you get insight in how an innovative…

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Skate parks – the expression of an empowered youth 1080 1080 our civic space
Skate parks – the expression of an empowered youth

Skate parks – the expression of an empowered youth Skate parks and civic spaces, a priori don’t have much in common. Nevertheless, if we look…

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How do you engage (and retain) girls in community sports? 2000 1333 our civic space
How do you engage (and retain) girls in community sports?

How do you engage (and retain) girls in community sports? Research shows that girls meet the physical activity guidelines less often than boys, especially in…

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Using youth-led peer research to break the silence on adolescent sexuality in Bulgaria 918 612 our civic space
Using youth-led peer research to break the silence on adolescent sexuality in Bulgaria

Using youth-led peer research to break the silence on adolescent sexuality in Bulgaria  In Bulgarian schools, the topic of sex education is contentious and often…

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Youth-Led Civic Spaces – The Research Report 2560 1707 our civic space
Youth-Led Civic Spaces – The Research Report

The reason we started this partnership was because we could see that on so many levels civic spaces for young people were being challenged or…

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Supporting the youth in Hungary 2560 1707 our civic space
Supporting the youth in Hungary

Supporting the youth in Hungary We at OSA see that many of our participants have a low socio-economic status, have difficulties in many areas of…

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Magnambougou’s basketball field 1200 800 our civic space
Magnambougou’s basketball field

Magnambougou’s basketball field In 2019 together with other (local) organisations, ISA invested in a new 3×3 basketball field to create a safe space for the…

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The Romanian youth foundations and their legal framework 1200 800 our civic space
The Romanian youth foundations and their legal framework

The Romanian youth foundations and their legal framework In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was taking over, the Ministry of Youth and Sport launched…

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Improving civic space in the Czech Republic 900 600 our civic space
Improving civic space in the Czech Republic

How work-camps and fair-play football contribute to improving civic space in the Czech Republic INEX-SDA can be considered as a platform for voluntary initiatives, which…

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Focus Groups for the Here To Stay programme 800 533 our civic space
Focus Groups for the Here To Stay programme

Focus Groups for the Here To Stay programme This story will focus on an incredibly important step when it comes to improving civic spaces: having…

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The Erasmus+ Here To Stay partnership 1836 1718 our civic space
The Erasmus+ Here To Stay partnership

The Erasmus+ Here To Stay partnership We are the Erasmus+ Here to Stay (HTS) strategic partnership, consisting out of five partners from the Netherlands, the…

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