The Institute for Politics and Society is a Czech think-tank founded in October 2014. The mission of Institute is to cultivate the Czech political and public sphere through an in-depth and open discussion and to create a living platform which terms problems and offers recipes for their solutions through international conferences, seminars, public discussions, political and social analyses available to the whole Czech society. We believe that an open discussion is a prerequisite for any successful solution to political and social problems. Our main themes are foreign and security policy, defence, European matters, but also schooling, digitization, power industry, urbanism, life in a city and in the public space, values in politics and human rights in our country and abroad.

Friedrich Naumann is a liberal foundation with over 60 years of tradition. It aims to promote values of liberal democracy, freedom of media and human rights in more than 60 countries all over the world. With safeguarding and development of its statutory projects the Friedrich Naumann wants to controbute to shaping the future. Furthermore, it assists the development of democratic and constitutional structures by supporting liberal parties, NGOs as well as talented individuals. The foundation’s central idea is the realistion of freedom and responsibility.

The Fund is an international donor organization, established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to promote regional cooperation in the Visegrad region (V4) as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. The Fund does so by awarding €8 million through grants, scholarships and artist residencies provided annually by equal contributions of all the V4 countries. Other donor countries (Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States) have provided another €6 million through various grant schemes run by the Fund since 2012.