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• Civil society is characterized by an active approach and the ability to self-organize, define and achieve goals without inspiration from the state authorities. Such a society is able to act independently of state institutions. It can be understood as the space extending between the family, the state and the market, in which grassroots social organizations operate. One such organization is the International Institute of Civil Society


The International Institute of Civil Society’s Centre for Analysis (CA MISO) is an expert-analytical unit established in 2017, functioning within the statutory framework of the Institute.


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Economy and Entrepreneurship Debate Club - 1st debate

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Ernest Gellner

“There is no democracy without civil society”

Jan Paweł II

“The path to democracy leads first of all through the civic education of all citizens (…)”

John F. Kennedy

„Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

Janusz Kochanowski

“There are no free citizens and no strong state without a civil society that promotes civic virtues and a sense of responsibility for the common good”

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