Initiatives

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Since inception, EED has supported over 600 initiatives aimed at promoting democracy in the EU neighbourhood and beyond. This database provides an insight into the work of EED partners over the years. However, due to the sensitive nature of certain initiatives and personal security risks facing some grantees in the restrictive environments where they operate, not all initiatives are listed in the database.

  • Sowt Podcasting

    Country: Jordan

    Sowt (Arabic for ‘Voice’), based in Jordan, is one of the most prominent podcasting platforms that work exclusively in the MENA region and in Arabic. With an experienced team in multimedia journalism, Sowt produces rich and boundary-pushing content that reaches thousands of Arabic speakers across the region. With EED support, Sowt is producing and publishing a new investigative series podcast examining human rights abuses and other crimes in the MENA region.

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  • Al-Marsad - Legal Services for the Syrian community of the Golan Heights

    Country: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine

    The Arab Center for Human Rights Al-Marsad is the only human rights organization operating in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. It was founded in 2003 to protect the rights of the population affected by Israeli occupation. For this project, Al-Marsad will be providing legal assistance to this community. Tangibly, this would include pushing back against ID revocation, defending economic rights, protecting property rights, etc.

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  • Aramram by Greyscale Films

    Country: Jordan

    Aramram is a Jordanian alternative, video-based media outlet, operated by Greyscale Films, that aims to present an independent youth voice and build youth capacity through informative programming. Its content ranges from reinterpreting and instigating debate about history and religion, to reporting on economic, political, and cultural happenings. Its archive consists of over 2500 original online videos of TV broadcast quality. It is considered the first Arabic WebTV in Jordan. Aramram targets young people to not only shape their views, but also to give them a platform to participate in public life.

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  • Ma3azef

    Country: Jordan

    Ma3azef creates a space for the promotion of democratic values through music and writing in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to publishing online content, they also organise offline events such as exhibitions, live concerts, panel discussions, and public lectures. Ma3azef has become a renowned independent critical voice that challenges traditional values in the Arab world, and EED’s support will allow them to continue their activities, including the development of a recently launched online radio.

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  • 7hills | Refugee Youth Programme

    Country: Jordan

    EED provides start-up funding for a group of skateboarders passionate about social change. The project aims at developing a sustainable skateboarding programme, equipping disadvantaged refugee youth with leadership skills.

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  • Sawiyan

    Country: Jordan

    Sawiyan, a recently registered initiative in Jordan, advocates for the rights of marginalised and vulnerable refugee groups.

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  • Ahel Organisation

    Country: Jordan

    EED will enable an anchored Jordanian organisation to continue its support to teachers currently engaged in the “We stand with teachers” campaign.

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  • “Voices of Jordan”

    Country: Jordan

    Jordan is a country that faces external and internal challenges, mainly by virtue of its geopolitical location. Yet, it remains one of the most stable countries in a region engulfed in violence and sectarian strife.

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  • Ma3azef

    Country: Jordan

    Today in Jordan only few liberal voices remain struggling to survive ultra-nationalist government and conservative social as well as ideological forces.

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  • Sowt - Podcasts for democratic change in Jordan

    Country: Jordan

    Sowt is a Jordanian social network based on voice recordings.

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