National Caucus for Fezzan | Libya © Krzysztof and Małgorzata Pacuła
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Date modified: 5 June 2019

Libya represents both a challenging and paradoxical case for democracy support; while a turbulent conflict environment, it is also the home of a nascent, inexperienced but highly driven and committed civil society.

 EED approach and added value

  • Engage with activists in exile who maintain strong links inside country
  • Provide flexible support to nascent civic groups that have difficulty operating due to the security environment

Examples of supported initiatives

  • Initiatives promoting defence of human rights and democracy
  • Civic education initiatives related to the constitution-making process
  • Start-up funding for pilot civic projects in key cities (given that the country is being held together not by a central government but by local authorities)
  • Independent media still operating from within the country


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