Pro Bono Expertise without Borders: Unlocking Public Interest Lawyering Tools in EaP Countries

Eastern Partnership Project 2017-18

25 May 2017

A project funded by the International Visegrad Fund and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Project                                                     



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The purpose of the project is to enable civil society to better protect basic rights and the public interest by expanding their legal resources. We will support partners in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Azerbaijan and use pro bono legal support to advance the public interest, influence laws and policies, and protect vulnerable communities. PILnet (Budapest), Pro Bono Alliance (Prague), Polish Legal Clinics Foundation (Warsaw), and Pontis Foundation (Bratislava), will provide allied support.


Visegrad Partners

PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law – Budapest, Hungary
Pontis Foundation – Bratislava, Slovakia
Polish Legal Clinics Foundation – Warsaw, Poland
Pro Bono Aliance – Prague, Czech Republic

Eastern Partners

Belarusian Helsinki Committee - Minsk, Belarus
Georgian Young Lawyers Association
 – Tbilisi, Georgia
Human Rights Embassy - Chisinau, Moldova
Legal Education Society - Baku, Azerbaijan
Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation - Kyiv, Ukraine


During the upcoming Support trip to Ukraine a Pro Bono Roundtable will be held on 20th July 2017 between 11.00 – 14.00 in Freud House" 21 Kostiantynivska St., Kyiv.

The main issues to discuss:

• Presentation of Ukrainian Pro Bono Clearinghouse.
• How commercial law firms can help civil society and which type of requests do they wait for?
• Pro Bono unit in contemporary Ukrainian law firm: what is it and who is the target audience?
• How can Pro Bono space help our partners - law firms and individual lawyers?
• Pro Bono cases for individuals: role of the Bar.

For more information please contact Roman Leksikov (+380937228179, +380442806740,