Utopia is a civic association founded in 2010 to support deepening of democratic processes in society, building citizens’ participation and promoting socially inclusive and environmentally friendly policies. The main mission of Utopia is to advance, create and implement social innovations leading to alleviation of poverty and social exclusion and to fostering of democratic co-operation, community development and environmental sustainability. It creates space for people’s participation in various decision-making processes, e.g. through participatory budgeting. Utopia supports the development of SSE through research, analyses and organisation of public events on this topic and through transnational co-operation and net- working. It has been mapping the situation of SSE and co-operatives in Slovakia and in the Visegrad countries. It supports grassroots activities aimed at fighting poverty and social exclusion in people‘s daily lives.

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