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Celebrating 10 Years of NGO Academy


NGO Academy turned 10 this year – and we decided to celebrate that! On September 29, 2023, we invited to an afternoon and evening filled with impact, insights and joy at the ODEON theatre in Vienna's second district.

The festivities were kicked off with the TEDx Donauinsel Salon IMPACT featuring captivating speakers from civil society organisations in CEE and beyond. From endangered dolphins in the Adriatic Sea over eating an unpeeled onion for breakfast to the challenges and rewards of democratic governance, the talks covered a wide range of topics. All of this was accompanied by artistic performances and music.

Following the TEDx event, the festivities continued with the official celebration of our 10-year milestone. The importance of this anniversary went beyond just a decade of existence — it was a celebration of all member organizations who translate the academic offerings into real-world impact with impressive dedication. It was also a celebration of the faculty and coaches who generously share their invaluable knowledge and expertise with the network and of all project partners who were instrumental in making this initiative possible in the first place and in keeping it up an running since then. And of course of everyone else who helped NGO Academy grow into the amazing community it is today.

For pictures of the event, click here.

NGO Academy is a capacity building program for NGOs and social enterprises in Central- and Southeastern Europe, which the Social Entrepreneurship Center of WU Vienna has been implementing in cooperation with the ERSTE Foundation since 2014.

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