The historical palace and garden complex of Villa is managed by the Villa Decius Association established in 1995 by well-known representatives of the worlds of science, economy and culture. Within several years Villa Decius has established itself as a cultural institution of international outreach and has become one of the bridges linking European nations and a venue for the dialogue of cultures.

At the base of all programmes lies the idea of meetings of representatives from various fields of science and culture from all over Europe. Through exchange of ideas and thoughts, they can explore mutual stimuli for creative work and advocate pluralism and dialogue in public life.

Villa Decius programmes are also addressed to managers and entrepreneurs working at the point of contact between different cultures. Many interdisciplinary projects of Villa provide for a multifaceted outlook on the role of culture in the contemporary world, issues of international cultural cooperation and methods of cultural management and its financing.

In its programmes Villa Decius gives an important place to the role of the writer and translator in social dialogue, to European integration, the protection of cultural heritage, the issues of ethnic minorities and the development of tolerance. Just as centuries ago, Villa Decius is still eagerly frequented by eminent guests and outstanding representatives of their epoch. It is visited by crowned heads of state, presidents, prime ministers, ministers of foreign affairs, recognised scientists and artists from all over the world.


Interna­tional Viseg­rad Fund
Address:Hviezdoslavovo n. 9,
811 02 Bratislava


Marcel Hicter Association for Cultural Democracy
Avenue Maurice 1
1050 Brussels
The Association Hicter is a non-profit organization established in 1980.
It is promoting cultural democracy and citizen empowerment at the European level by action - research projects and training programmes in Belgium, Europe & Africa. Its goals aim at enabling operators to build bridges between the evolution of cultural practices and new needs concerning working methods and skills to develop on the cultural co-operation scene in Europe. The main focus of the Association Hicter is on training cultural operators to manage daring cultural co-operation projects. Its flagship programme in this field is the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management. This interactive, project based training programme take splace every year in two different countries.Since the establishment of the European Diploma in 1989, as a follow-up of the Council of Europe’s programme « Culture and Regions », 550 professionals from 43 European and world countries, active in the field of cultural project management, took part to this training programme which is characterised by its innovative methodologial approach and European open-mindedness.
Arts and Theatre Institute
Celetná 17
Praha, 110 00
Czech Republic
The Arts and Theatre Institute is a state-funded organization founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1959 as the Theatre Institute, in 2007 it changed its name to the Arts and Theatre Institute. Its mission is to provide the Czech and international public with a comprehensive range of services in the field of theatre and individual services connected to other branches of the arts (music, literature, dance and visual arts).
European Cultural Foundation
Paulay Ede u. 19
Budapest, H-1061
The European Cultural Foundation Budapest as an NGO private foundation was founded by Zsuzsa Ferge sociologist and György Konrád writer in 1998. Our main priority is to develop the European cultural cooperation and to represent the European cultural heritage in Hungary, to help the country to get integrated into the cultural Europe. We help the cooperation of cultural activists and mediators from different cultural fields and function as a mediator between local, regional and pan-European cultural initiatives.
Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts
Grösslingová 53
811 09 Bratislava
Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA) is a liberal arts college, the first of its kind in central Europe engaged in many scientific, cultural, and educational projects and initiatives. BISLA has a broad international scope. As well as having established exchanges with schools in Europe, the USA and Asia, BISLA is a seat of ECOLAS (the European Consortium of Liberal Arts and Sciences), a network of European liberal arts programs and institutions. BISLA is also a member of the prestigious Global Liberal Arts Alliance.
Public Advocacy
24 Chavchavadze Avenue
Tibilisi, 0179
The initiative “Public Advocacy” was founded in 2009 as a coalition of several non-governmental organizations aiming to monitor mass public demonstrations against the government in 2009. Later, it was transformed as a civil society organization which promotes free, fair and transparent elections, functions for strengthening civil society development and defends human rights in Georgia. “Public Advocacy” is a member of Georgian National Platform of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.
Cultural Industries Association
CIA has a mission to promote the development of cultural and creative industries, to increase the economic and social impact of cultural industries by supporting artists, managers and entrepreneurs, as well as being a catalyst for the transformation of urban rural territories through culture.
Theatre for Changes
Theatre for Changes, formed in 2007,is a cultural non-governmental organization comprised of young professional artists who are exploring ways to use their professions to enhance the overall quality of life in Armenia. T4C has since gained are spectable reputation for its acute sensitivity in heightening social awareness and civic responsibility.
ExStereo is an NGO established with the purpose to create, promote and push positive forward-thinking on contemporary art and modern culture to a wider audience in Moldova, generating a local cultural network and joining international networks for cultural exchange.