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Boris Strečanský

Special feature Monika Pisankaneva and Boris Strečanský 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Finding ways to make ‘community’ mean more than ‘us’

New forms of community philanthropy have joined older, more traditional ones in the Central and Eastern Europe region following the democratization of the 1990s. However, the emphasis of community remains on ‘us’ and very often …

Special feature Boris Strečanský and Juraj Mesik 11 March 2016

Populism and hostility in Poland and Slovakia

The wave of migrants entering the European Union in 2015 has created misunderstandings and tensions within and between European societies. The real danger to Central and Eastern Europe is that the refugee crisis catalyses the development …

Special feature 2 Gian Paolo Barbetta, Boris Strečanský and Ulrike Reichart 1 September 2015

Community foundations: creating social cement

To what extent do community foundations in your country/region build trust and a sense of community? This is the question Alliance put to three people intimately involved with the development of community foundations in different …

Analysis Boris Strečanský 1 December 2014

Community foundations in Central and Eastern Europe 20 years on

On 19 and 20 September, more than 80 community foundation practitioners and researchers met for a conference in Bratislava, Slovakia. Organized by the community foundation associations from the four Visegrad countries (Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Czech …

Special feature Boris Strečanský 1 March 2006

Community foundations in Central Europe – Waiting for society to catch up

Following the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, grantmaking has re-emerged, with foreign grantmakers entering the region in the early 1990s, followed by indigenous grantmakers towards the end of the decade.[1] However, 40 …