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

Otari Glonti

Otari Glonti

1st Chairperson
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 [...]
Timo Pfender

Timo Pfender

2nd Chairperson
Timo holds a Bachelor degree in European Studies with a social science orientation and the geographical focus on Central- and Eastern Europe. At the [...]
Fabian Melchers

Fabian Melchers

In addition to his two years with InMOE, Fabian works as a project coordinator in the field of civil society funding for a German ministry. [...]
Sebastian Hasse

Sebastian Hasse

Sebastian studied computer science and is a certified mediator. He has been involved with InMOE for nine years now [...]
Özlem Gündoğdu

Özlem Gündoğdu

Özlem has a Bachelor degree in European Studies and a Master degree in Eastern European Studies with a major in law. She is also an IPMA [...]

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