IMPACT – Civil Society Research And Development


IMPACT – Civil Society Research and Development e.V., founded in Berlin in 2013, is a non-profit civil society organization. We aim for a globally active and well-connected civil society that is the cornerstone for social and political change. To this end IMPACT focuses on long-term and balanced support to individuals and organizations in both conflict and developed countries through its fields of work: development, social engagement and research. IMPACT’s team is based across Europe, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

Our Mission

IMPACT aims to empower civil society to become a driver for change and a guarantor for human rights and good governance by conducting relevant research, and by offering spaces that enable capacity building and the exchange of knowledge and resources.

Our Programs

IMPACT focuses extensively on networking among local, diaspora and international organizations and aims to elevate the presence and visibility of civil actors. In addition to our multiple research and evaluation projects, we work intensively in capacity building for civil society and community-based organizations through a trained team accompanied by domain experts.

Our Team

IMPACT’s main point of strength lies in its well-trained, professional and active team, with diverse backgrounds. The team is spread across Europe and Middle Eastern countries. The harmony among such a dispersed and diverse team comes from the belief in a common goal. All team members are actively participating in political and social movements at a local and national level.

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Our Partners

Since its establishment, IMPACT has worked with numerous local, regional and international organizations and governments including the European Commission, US Department of State, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Europe, German Foreign Ministry, German Federal Ministry of Interior, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, United States Agency for International Development – OTI, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Asfari Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation, Development Transformation, Integrity Research and Consultancy, Institute of War and Peace Reporting | IWPR, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom | WILPF, Relief International, CARE International, Norwegian People’s Aid | NPA and Danish Refugee Council | DRC