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.

  • 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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  • Civic Initiative in Galychyna

    Country: Ukraine

    Based in Ivano-Frankivsk in Western Ukraine, Civic Initiative in Galychyna aims to raise awareness about environmental protection tools among local communities, especially those that face environmental safety issues, in order to increase civic engagement and transparency. With EED support, they are conducting workshops and campaigns on civic engagement in environmental issues, engaging civic activists, citizens, businesses and local authorities.

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  • Women's Anticorruption Movement NGO

    Country: Ukraine

    The Women's Anti-Corruption Movement NGO is based in Khmelnitskyi, a city in Western Ukraine. It conducts monitoring activities and investigates corruption in the local administration, cooperating with a network of anti-corruption activists and journalists. It also holds training for state officials and law enforcement on dealing with gender-related violence, as well as monitoring budget procurement. Thanks to EED support, the NGO is strengthening its institutional capacity, focusing on long-term strategic development, and enhancing its communications on social media.

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  • NGO “Public Television” (Hromadske)

    Country: Ukraine

    Hromadske started broadcasting just before the 2013 Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine and provides an independent alternative to the oligarch-dominated media in the country. EED emergency support allowed them to preserve their core operations and to develop a stronger media presence, make content tailored to the younger audience and adjust to the new social media tools to make the content more appealing to them. 

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  • LigaBusinessInform - Liga.net

    Country: Ukraine

    EED provided rapid response funding to Liga.net - a distinguished independent Ukrainian media outlet that is valued for its strict adherence to high journalistic standards. In addition to hundreds of monthly news pieces, analyses, interviews and investigations, Liga.net contributes to the public’s awareness of healthcare issues within the context of the covid-19 pandemic. Liga.net has a wide national reach but is appreciated for its regional news sections, in particular in Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions that are most vulnerable to disinformation. During these turbulent economic times, EED funding is helping Liga.net to continue to operate while working to diversify its sources of funding.

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  • Policy Development

    Country: Ukraine

    EED provides start-up support to the Analytical Centre ZMIST that unites local activists in Poltava, in central Ukraine. The organisation is a spin-off a regional media – ZMIST – whose team of experts contribute to local media with high quality analytical materials on various social, economic and political issues. To enhance the impact of their work, the analytical centre was set up to effectively provide the general public and the local authorities with their expertise around various issues, such as health, education, urban planning and investments. At the same time, the initiative intends to contribute to increased advocacy efforts, public awareness and participations in local governance, which is particularly timely in the context of local elections, scheduled for October 2020.

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  • Chernivtsi Youth Centre

    Country: Ukraine

    Chernivtsi Youth Centre is a grassroots organisation working on increasing civic and political engagement of youth in western Ukraine, where participation in civic life is very low. An EED start-up grant is allowing them to organise public discussions and trainings with local civic activists, youth and representative local authorities on the political, economic and cultural life in Chernivtsi. They are also holding networking events for local youth and civil society actors to facilitate dialogue and cooperation.

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  • New Druzhkivka NGO

    Country: Ukraine

    Young people are leaving the city of Druzhkivka, in the Donbas region, in search of better opportunities; subsequently, the levels of civic engagement have decreased considerably. New Druzhkivka NGO is trying to reverse the course, serving as a civic hub that brings together civil society for the development of city projects that improve life in Druzhkivka. With EED funding, they will organise workshops and trainings on urban planning and holding focus groups to better understand the needs of the residents of Druzhkivka, especially people with disabilities, elderly and marginalised groups. Their goal is to increase the level of engagement of Druzhkivka residents in local decision-making processes.

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  • Zaporizhzhya Investigation Project

    Country: Ukraine

    Initiated by one of the few independent investigative journalists in the region, the Zaporizhia Investigation Project is a nascent online media project that conducts high quality, in-depth investigative reporting revealing misspending and corruption schemes at the local level. With EED support, they monitor and assess the local government’s response to Covid-19, as well as pandemic-related government spending, and inform the audience and law enforcement agencies on relevant cases of misspending.

     

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  • Anti-Cafe Chas Ye

    Country: Ukraine

    There is Time NGO operates an anti-cafe that serves as the only platform for citizens’ engagement and the formation of innovative ideas in the city of Berdyansk, in Southeastern Ukraine. The anti-café holds events, connects civic and cultural activists, and contributes to the formation of progressive ideas. EED’s support aims to allow them to improve the physical location of the cafe, to carry out longer-term projects and to develop a sustainability plan that will improve the opportunities for local residents and activists to come together and implement ideas that will benefit the community.

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