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PDCS, o.z.

National Network: 
Slovak Republic
PDCS, o.z. Sturova 13 811 02 Bratislava Slovakia
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Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
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General Information: 

PDCS is an independent non-governmental organization. We provide professional training, consultancy, and facilitation services, and publish books. PDCS has operated from Slovakia since 1991 as a member of the international network Partners for Democratic Change International based in Brussels. PDCS is a group of core trainers and consultants with a team of about 10 contractual trainers, consultants, and experts dealing with specific areas.
Our activities in 2012 were funded by variety of donnors: EuropeAid (EC), SlovakAid, International Visegrad Fund, Meridian (US gouvernment), Nadace Via/ Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Nadácia Tatrabanky, Nadácia Intenda. Our annual budget for 2012 was around 400 000 EUR. You can find more details in Annual Report available at our website.
Over the last 20 years, the training courses of PDCS have been attended by over 25,000 participants. PDCS published 25 books of which The Reader for Nonprofit Organizations met with greatest response and was translated into English, Russian, and partly into three other languages. To our clients we provide: Training related services, Facilitation, Evaluation,Consultancy services and Study visits. Services of PDCS have been used by over 800 nonprofit organizations, state and local government institutions, cross-sector groups, communities, international organizations, and companies. We have worked in 40 countries all over the world in English, French, Russian, Polish, and Slovak languages.

Mission and Objectives: 

The mission of PDCS is to help develop and promote culture of democracy, expand democratic approaches and mechanisms for dialogue and conflict prevention.
We fulfill our mission by working with nonprofit organizations, public administration institutions and cross-sector partnerships in development programs and by arranging cultured dialogue among various interest groups.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Main areas of PDCS work:
• Training of trainers and training of facilitators
• Conflict transformation, development and peacebuilding
• Development of civil society organisations, businesses, and their partnerships
• Public participation and European citizenship

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We would like to share our experiences of 2 years collaboration with Tunisian partners and contribute to Slovak - MENA dialogue. At the same time we have already started collaboration with members of ALF Network in Czech Republic within our Tunisian project, so it could be also an asset for our Slovak ALF network. We hope to join ALF community soon.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

From 2012 PDCS has implemented capacity-building projects for Tunisian civil society leaders. Currently, we are implementing the 3rd project and we think that our membership in ALF Network could even reinforce our partnerhip and exchange of experience with countries from MENA and EU region.