Night Out

2nd Prize 2013

Country: Czech Republic

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Public administration

Fields of action: Adult education

Project owner: Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ostrava

Responsible person: Eliška Lindovská

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Night Out is a fundraising activity that aims to support organizations working with homeless people. At the same time it endeavors to create a communication platform of various partners (university, homeless people, public, students). Project is managed on a volunteer basis, the project strives to earn finance for costs coverage with its own business activities.

Appreciation of the Jury

The idea was to provoke discussion about ever growing homelessness in an innovative way – and indeed more people than expected actually responded to that provocation. It was a nightly event that enlivened the city and created links between those involved. A difficult topic has been tackled publicly in a creative and bold way. Other towns have signed up to participate in the next ‘Night Out’. The result is that society is not permitted to simply ignore a social phenomenon any more. One of the reasons is that the people affected are able to contribute to shaping the image that others have of them. In this way, political processes in the best sense can be triggered.