About us

The Initiative Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V. (InMOE) is an international non-profit network that strengthens, unites, and inspires young civil society actors to effect positive change in their communities. Since 2008, we have conducted trainings, forums, and other events that empower individuals and foster international partnerships. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, we connect around 30 diverse member organizations from Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine.

We support the development of young civil society initiatives in the following spheres:


Arts &

Human Rights &


Together, we aim to foster a sustainable network of civil society actors and organizations founded on the values of tolerance, intercultural understanding, and democratic governance.


  • To strengthen the civil capacity of our members, participants & volunteers
  • To connect civic actors in Central & Eastern Europe
  • To inspire & support new projects


  • International workshops, seminars & forums
  • Youth exchanges
  • Organizational meetings
  • Round tables


  • Diversity & tolerance
  • “Bottom-up” activism
  • Transparent & non-hierarchical governance
  • Sustainability

Our Team

Timo Pfender

Timo Pfender

2nd Chairperson
Timo Pfender is involved with the InMOE since 2014, when he joined the board, first in the role of the treasurer, later as an associate and this year [...]
Angela Starovoytova

Angela Starovoytova

Angela Starovoytova is involved with InMOE since 2008-2009 through establishing a partnership with the Network when was still the Head of INGO 'Foundations for Freedom' in Ukraine. Since then [...]
Patrycja Pociecha

Patrycja Pociecha

Online education specialist. My job is a perfect combinations of the things I enjoy: asking creative questions, bringing clarity, [...]
Otari Glonti

Otari Glonti

My name is Otari and I am a true child of the 90s! I was born in Georgia with Georgian, Russian, Polish, Jewish and Ukrainien roots but grown up since early childhood in Germany [...]

© Photos: Anna Braghis