Ekumenická akademie/Ecumenical Academy (EA)
is an NGO established in 1996 in the Czech Republic and our vision is a socially just, sustainable and tolerant society.
EA works on human rights and finding solutions for economic, social, gender and ethnic inequalities. EA supports alternative forms of economical democracy, such as social solidarity economy (SSE), fair trade, cooperatives. EA is organizing campaigns, conferences, seminars, round tables, discussions, publications, happenings and information stands to raise awareness about these issues.
EA is active in networking with partner institutions in the Czech Republic as well as throughout whole Europe. EA is a founding member of the Czech Development Cooperation Forum, Czechia Against Poverty (GCAP campaign), Fairtrade Czech and Slovakia, Czech Climate Coalition, Czech Social Watch Coalition, Czech Clean Clothes Campaign, Czech Fairtrade Towns Campaign and Czech Womens Lobby. EA is also member of international networks - Eurodad (European Network on Debt and Development), OIKOSNET Europe (Ecumenical Association of Academies and Laity Centres) and RIPESS Europe (Social Solidarity Economy network).
EA has a longtime experience with EU international projects focused on awareness rising and advocacy. In the last years projects were dealing with SDGs focusing especially on topics as ethical consumption, food sovereignty, climate change, social solidarity economy, debt and financing for development.