Our History

The Civil Society Development Foundation (NROS) was established in 1993 to help revive and strengthen the NGO sector in the Czech Republic.

The Phare program of the European Union contributed to the foundation’s activities. Using the resources provided by it, NROS provided grants to organizations until the country’s entry of the Czech Republic into the EU. With the help of this program, NROS gained experience from working in a transparent system of grant distribution and assessments of successful project implementation. This experience could then be used to further manage funding from the EU, EEA and Norway Grants. Further, NROS created many new programs which were supported from private foreign and local sources of funding.

NROS stood behind the formation of many new projects and organizations which later became significant and indispensable entities of the then newly forming NGO sector. Today, these organizations are able to compose quality projects and concepts able to help solve serious problems which include social exclusion, unemployment of young people and educating Roma children. We consider the growth of professionalism and management capacity of NGOs a significant success. NROS played a major role in this and we continue to pay great attention to it as part of our educational programs and activities which further strengthen the position of the NGO sector in the Czech Republic.

More information: Archive of Programmes


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