Renata Cuk

Renata Cuk serves as the Director of Programmes at Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, where she develops programmes for European funders, with a focus on decolonizing philanthropic practices. Prior to her role at Ariadne, she was with the Open Society Foundations for 11 years. Her career originated in the reconciliation and feminist movements in Croatia and the region. Renata is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, leading the work on Narratives and Storytelling for a wider Atlantic community, and she is a member of the Advisory Board for the Democracy and Belonging Forum
Renata Cuk headshot


The role of philanthropy in advancing democracy and belonging to counter authoritarianism
This session will gather funders interested in sharing ideas and practices to strengthen democracy and belonging. We are keen to discuss emerging work in the European context and how this connects with learning and experiences at the global level.