Piotr Goldstein: "Without the Foreigners, Without the State: Can civil society groups in Serbia manage without external funding?"
|Dates:||16 November 2015|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Primary schools, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
All are welcome to attend the next talk in the Russian and East European Studies Research Seminar Series. Our speaker is Piotr Goldstein, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow based at Russian and East European Studies at the University of Manchester. He will be delivering a lecture entailed: “Without the Foreigners, Without the State: Can civil society groups in Serbia manage without external funding?”
Civil society in the Western Balkans, similarly as elsewhere in Eastern Europe, has been traditionally portrayed as represented by, mostly Western funded, NGOs. A closer look into diversity of these civil societies reveals that state funded associations are vivid in the region and not less important for local communities than the (Western style) NGOs. But what about groups and associations that aim to exist without any funding? Can such groups sustainably exist? Are they any important? And what are the sources of their independence?
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