European Constitution Through the Eyes of Central-European NGO’s

Project Manager: Tereza Hořejšová 

Timeframe: completed (May - December 2004)

Executive Summary:

The project aims to introduce members of the non-governmental and non-profit sectors as important mediums to facilitate the ongoing public debate on European constitution. All citizens of the European Union were required to create and/or express their opinion on the matter. The NGOs would ideally take upon themselves the role of an information resource and evaluate the debate results in regards to human rights, the environment, social, and development questions. The project compares discussions on European constitution within the member countries of the Visegrad Group and facilitates debate among NGOs on how to assume the desired role of a mediator. The project should also contribute to strengthening the network of Czech regional NGOs and NGOs in other V4 countries, creating mutual connections and opened dialogue. Simultaneously, a platform of communication between politicians, NGO representatives and other relevant parties was created, including the academia and media. Under the project framework five regional seminars were organized; in addition an internationally attended, 2-day long conference. Chosen participants were offered a workshop on self-promotion and advocacy within European institutions.

Project Outputs:

Regional events

May 1st, 2004 - Bruntál
contact org. and individual: Vlastenecký poutník, Petr Anderle
June 8th, 2004 - Olomouc
contact org. and individual: Klub Evropanů Olomouckého kraje, Zdeněk Beil
June 9th, 2004 - Ústí nad Labem
contact org. and individual: Akademie J.A. Komenského Ústí nad Labem, Robert Hrabčík
June 17th, 2004- České Budějovice
contact org. and individual: IREAS, Hana Kiliánová
June 22nd, 2004 - Brno
contact org. and individual: Klub mladých Evropanů, Pavel Chroust

Information Toolkit for the project „European Constitution Through the Eyes of Central-European NGO’s“ (only in Czech language)


Committee on EU Affairs (Senate of the Czech Republic)

British Council

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

International Visegrad Fund



This program is co-financed by the EU (DG Education and Culture).


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