May, July and August 2021 | ​Across Europe


In the time of populism, nationalism and radical movements politicians tend to be in the spotlight. They are seen as most important fighters for liberal values and European integration. But we should not forget about liberal foundations and think tanks that are doing painstaking work at the backstage, delivering ideas and stimulating civil society’s activism. 

P2P Summer Academy is a peer-to-peer capacity building space for liberal think tanks and foundations. It will support them in re-thinking activities, evaluating their work, learning new skills on how to work better and communicate more effectively with their audience. It will be a space for multifaceted development, especially for smaller organizations. 

The main objective of P2P Summer Academy is to exchange knowledge and experience of liberal foundations and think tanks as in building a successful organization. P2P Summer Academy will create a safe space for representatives of liberal foundations and think tanks to exchange ideas, reflect on their own development, and plan adjustments/further steps. It will also give representatives of these organizations opportunities to learn from top experts. 

In this first edition of the Summer Academy we will focus on three topics: fundraising, implementation and evaluation of projects.

P2P Summer Academy will consist of three sessions: 

  1. On fundraising. Online/hybrid, 4-6 June  
  2. On project implementation. Rome, 19-21 July
  3. On project evaluation. Place TBD (Central-Eastern Europe), 15-17 August* 

Workshop 1 already took place and it was dedicated to project fundraising.

Workshop 2 will be dedicated to project implementation. An implementation plan which is based on the seven simple steps focusing on implementation plan for a project with a creation of the detailed description of actions that demonstrate how to implement an activity within the project in the context of achieving the objectives, addressing the requirements, and meeting the organization’s and donor expectations.

Target group. We are looking for representatives of liberal think tanks and foundations responsible for overall design, development and implementation of strategic plans for the organization (e.g. executive directors and their assistants, board members, general managers). Preference will be given to small organizations and organizations declaring full participation in all three meetings.  

(*) Organizers may change dates and venues depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation.  

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