EED is continuing to operate during this Covid-19 pandemic

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is continuing to operate during this Covid-19 pandemic, but at limited capacity. All our staff are now working remotely... Read more

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EED continuing core-grant making work during Covid-19 crisis

20 March 2020

EED is continuing to operate during this Covid-19 pandemic

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is continuing to operate during this Covid-19 pandemic, but at limited capacity. All our staff are now working remotely.

During this difficult period for us all, EED will continue to prioritise our core work of grant-making. Applications for grants can be made as usual via our website. We will maintain our usual regular contact with current grantees.

Please be patient with us. Given this unprecedented situation and our unusual working conditions, our responses may be a little slower than usual. But we promise we will get back to you.

As a grant-making organisation, our duty of care is to both our grantees and to our staff. We will endeavour to ensure that throughout this crisis we can continue to support our grantees to carry out their important work and we will support our staff to work to the best of their capacity.

For now, our focus is on the health and safety of all those with whom we work. We ask that all our partners ensure that any decisions on projects or activities are made with that objective in mind.

We understand that in the present situation that will mean adapting the way we all work. We know that many civil society activists are already responding to this crisis in inventive and new ways, and are changing the way they operate, moving activities and events online in many cases. Democracy is about coming together to build better societies for us all, but in today’s situation, coming together means staying physically apart.

EED was set up as an independent grant making organisation to provide flexible support to democracy activists, support that is demand-driven and responds to local needs. We are confident that in this time of crisis, we can continue to adapt and be flexible and to carry out this important work in the regions where we operate.

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