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.
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
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.