Resources & Links
November 21st, 2016



Business / Management Support for NGOs
Civic society education
Countryside development action research
Democracy platforms
Eco Platforms
Education Various
Human rights Organisations
Inter-Ethnic groups
NGO / Civic society local groups
NGO / Civic Society Platforms
Press Freedom Action Platforms
Roma platforms

Business / Management Support for NGOs
Platform aimed at matching volunteer professional expertise with NGOs / social causes. [in Dutch]

Do-it-yourself publishing. Publish and sell your own books, calendars, etc. This link brings you to their site in German. Lulu is also available through

Civic society education
Public Achievement Groups Unite
Public Achievement Groups Unite website launched mid-April 2006 for participants of the Public Achievement Groups Unite Project in 2006 in Poland and Macedonia. Site is sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy and is maintained from Turkey.

Public Achievement in the USA
Young people today have few opportunities to really be involved in shaping the world around them. In Public Achievement, they do. People of all ages work with others, meet challenges and solve problems.

Public Achievement Northern Ireland
Public Achievement movement in Northern Ireland (in operation since 1999)

The Village Project
Educational programme for children aged 10-13 in which the participants build a miniature town. Also see Programmes section on this site.

Countryside development action research
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
Non-profit Trust aimed at imparting a pro-nature, pro-poor and pro-women orientation to a job-led economic growth strategy in rural areas through harnessing science and technology for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable development

Democracy platforms
Bad Subjects
Bad Subjects seeks to revitalize progressive politics. We challenge progressive dogma by encouraging readers to think about the political dimension to all aspects of everyday life. We seek to broaden the audience for leftist and progressive writing.

Edit Net
Education for Democracry Network, grouping NGOs from former Soviet republics (in Russian - no pyccku)

Education for Democracy Foundation
Independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization promoting the dissemination of knowledge concerning democracy and a free market economy as well as providing skills for civic activity in a democratic state

Freedom House
Non-profit, nonpartisan organization working to promote democracy and political freedom around the world through various international programmes and publications.

Open Democracy
OpenDemocracy is the leading independent website on global current affairs - free to read, free to participate, free to the world... offering stimulating, critical analysis, promoting dialogue and debate on issues of global importance and linking citizen

Open Society
The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. OSI supports many different local initiatives.

The Council of Europe
The Council of Europe (founded in 1949, 46 member states) seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. Scroll down on the h

Transparency International
International non-governmental which says: corruption ruins lives -- fight back! TI is committed to raising public awareness of the daily and long-term impact of corruption.

Eco Platforms
Centre for Alternative Technology
Europe's leading eco-centre, based in Wales (UK), featuring a visitors' centre, consultancy services, a wide variety of courses (also at full academic level), plus links to like-minded organisations across Europe

Climate-neutral products and services
Attempt by a coalition of government and non-governmental institutions in Holland to build a portfolio of "climate-neutral" products and services. In Dutch only.

Dutch + International network on environmentally-sound rural living
NELK stands for Network Ecological Rural Cores ( NELK aims at a responsible life in rural surroundings, wherever in the world.

Energy consumption reduction action site
Includes a host of links to other sites, and statistics / graphs on the Dutch webmaster's personal energy (solar power) production and consumption offered as a (not the) benchmark.

European Environmental Bureau
Federation of more than 140 environmental citizens’ organisations based in all EU Member States and most Accession Countries, as well as in a few neighbouring countries, ranging from local and national to European and international.

Green Cross International
The mission of GCI is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.

Knowledge site on environmentally friendly living
Independent expert advise on a variety of environment-relative topics in and around the house [in Dutch only].

Seeds exchange
Not-for-profit site where private individuals can exchange plant seeds, so as to promote biodiversity [in Dutch].

Education Various
826 National
US-based non-profit organization helping students (ages 6-18) with expository and creative writing. Great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention. Strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

The European Teachers' Portal: eSchoolnet is a portal for teachers in Europe. At our website you can get in contact with other colleagues, find and exchange learning resources, share your experiences, join our international teacher networks, work together

Business and educational website focusing on international business. The site provides information on export-import marketing, management, letters of credit, export cargo insurance, shipping, logistics, manufacturing, purchasing, bar codes, and many more.

How Stuff Works
How science stuff works, how money stuff works, how electronics stuff works, how health stuff works, etc. etc.

How technology stuff works
Technology chapter in the extensive "how stuff works" site

Incredible Years
Offers training programs for helping families and teachers with children who are highly aggressive, disobedient, hyperactive and inattentive. Curricula adopted by schools and child care institutitions in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Information Design
Site heralding the work and teachings of Edward Tufte, Prof. Emeritus at Yale University in statistical evidence, information design, interface design; author of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Visual Explanations, Envisioning Information

Learning Village
Learning Village reviews educational software and then recommends the best. Our software guide reviews some of the best learning software we, as educators, have seen for either the home or classroom.
Global museum portal with 40,000 museums and historical sites ... and counting.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
Movement seeking to provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves.

Physics songs
Songs about physics: to help students remember critical concepts and formulas, demonstrate that physics can be fun, help establish an informal classroom atmosphere (even shy students are willing to ask questions).

StartUp Journal
Wall Street Journal stories / extensive resources on starting up your own business.

The GLOBE Program
An exciting, worldwide, hands-on education and science program -- languages include Russian, English and French

World Computer Exchange
Global platform for low-cost computer redistribution -- applications from NGOs considered from ~300 computers per application

BBC pod casts
For free downloading

English Forums
Learn English with online help from volunteer teachers all over the world.

Free audio files of books. Librivox aims to make all public domain books available as free audio books. Librivox is a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

Word Spy
Keeps track of the latest words to enter the English language - time will tell if they are here briefly or permanently. Ever heard of a growth recession? A mobile speed bump? Togethering? Try Wordspy!

World Wide Words
Highly praised resource site on the English language

Human rights Organisations
Amnesty International
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky press center
Human rights in Russia - news platform monitoring the imprisonment of and cases against the former Yukos chairman and others in Russia. Also in Russian / no-pyccku.

Unicef Innocenti Research Centre
Unicef unit in Florence, Italy, promoting the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Inter-Ethnic groups
C for Community -- Force for Change
CFOR is an organization devoted to conflict resolution and building community in zones and neighborhoods in conflict.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the U.S. Nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

Conflict Prevention Partnership
Joint effort by Int. Crisis Group, Int. Alert, Eur. Policy Centre and EPLO to prevent conflicts worldwide by helping improve the EU's conflict prevention, crisis management and peacebuilding capacities.

Cross-religion movement working for peace
IKV Pax Christi, a Dutch peace movement ("IKV" = Interchurch Dialogue for Peace), with many programmes and contacts across South-East Europe (and elsewhere); info in Dutch, English and Spanish.

European Centre for Conflict Prevention
The European Centre for Conflict Prevention is a non-governmental organisation that promotes effective conflict prevention and peacebuilding strategies, and actively supports and connects people working for peace worldwide.

European Peacebuilding Liaison Office – EPLO
EPLO is the platform of European NGOs, networks of NGOs and think tanks active in the field of peacebuilding, who share an interest in promoting sustainable peacebuilding policies among decision-makers in the European Union.

Inter-Ethnic Project of Kumanovo (Macedonia)
The Inter-Ethnic Project of Kumanovo (IPK) encourages cooperation between all ethnic communities residing in the Kumanovo region, in order to reduce prejudices and promote tolerance and peace.

Nil by Mouth
Movement against sectarianism in Scotland (protestants vs. catholics / Rangers vs Celtic fans), emphasizing the detrimental effect of abusive language.

Canadian charitable organization for research, education and training in concerning conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Stability Pact
The Stability Pact is the first serious attempt by the international community to replace the previous, reactive crisis intervention policy in South Eastern Europe with a comprehensive, long-term conflict prevention strategy.

We are one
Youngsters from Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine (together 100) search in their own towns for traces of Jewish tradition and culture in the 20th Century, and show hat our recent history not divides people, but brings them together.

Guerrilla Lawyer
The Center for Guerrilla Law is a radical, legal think-tank and a multi-service project.

Legislation On-Line
Internet-based, free-of-charge legislative database published and maintained by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. legislation in all OSCE official languages.

Street Law Interactive
Street Law provides practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. Also see the Programmes section on this site.

NGO / Civic society local groups
Contact Centre. Centrul CONTACT. Центр КОНТАКТ. Moldova
Independent, non-profit, unpolitical organization supporting democratic processes in the Republic of Moldova by promoting and implementing the idea of open society and encouraging civic initiatives. In English, Romana, no-pyccku.

Farma (southern Poland)
"Farma", in Sielec / Staszów municipality, Swietokrzyskie province, Poland: working with young people and stimulating their progress, and promoting local development, projects that support creating local civil society and involve the inhabitants

NGO / Civic Society Platforms
The EU Civil Society Contact Group brings together eight large rights and value based NGO sectors - culture, environment, education, development, human rights, public health, social and women. The ETUC, representing European union workers, is an observer.

Action without Borders
NGO that connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives ... register free of charge in the database via the Web site (more than ~40,000 NGOs registered worldwide so far)

Business and MDGs
Web site by the World Bank Institute in partnership with Germany's Capacity Building International (InWEnt), seeking to capture best practices for private sector engagement in development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Center for Civic Engagement
Blog containing the writings of members of the Center for Civic Engagement at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (USA).

Citizens for Engaged Communities
Partners with local non-governmental organizations across Eastern Europe to encourage engaged societies to work towards achieving peaceful solutions to social problems.

Fahamu Networks for Social Justice
Network designed to help people to organise and emancipate themselves from oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other's differences, and realise their full potential ... the site offers many tools & guidelines for NGos

Non-profit platform facilitating direct contact between villages all over the world and people anywhere in the world (their "virtual neighbors") seeking to help them with knowledge, contacts, resources

One World
The website brings together latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide.

Via Egnatia Foundation
To bring new life to the Via Egnatia and the regions around it (Balkans), so that Via Egnatia can again become a way to connect people, through contact and exchange of knowledge and culture.

Press Freedom Action Platforms
Reporters without borders
Award-winning international alliance, registered in France as a non-profit organisation, promoting press freedom around the world.

Investigative journalism publication in India.

Roma platforms
Awareness-raising campaign: “DOSTA!"
"Dosta", a Romani word meaning "enough", is an awareness-raising campaign which aims at bringing non-Roma closer to Roma citizens.

International Forum for Roma Women
International Roma women leaders' movement in Eastern Europe

Roma Education Fund (REF)
The Roma Education Fund seeks to contribute to closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma, through policies and programs to support quality education for Roma including desegregation of educational systems.

ROMEA is voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit association of citizens and legal persons, who want to develop respecting of human rights, help in development of democracy and tolerance in society. ROMEA is uniting people who want to battle racism.

Spolu International
Intermediary supporting initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe aimed at improving the socio-economic position of Roma communities