Initiatives

Our work

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.

  • 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

    Country: Israel, Palestine

    Operational since 2013, 7amleh -- The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media is the only Palestinian organization dedicated to Palestinian digital rights throughout Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. EED’s support is allowing them to build a monitoring database, accessible to relevant organisations, activists and the media, in order to facilitate advocacy against violations of digital rights. The project is involving 15 human rights organisations and around 100 volunteers, and a digital campaign will be launched to raise awareness of the issue.

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  • Press House - Palestine (BAS)

    Country: Palestine

    Since its inception in 2013, Press House has built a reputation as an internationally-respected hub for journalists in Gaza and the West Bank, contributing to political and social dialogue and national unity. With increasing pressure and threats against journalists in Palestine, EED support allows Press House to provide free legal consultations for journalists and to have the capacity to document and monitor violations against media freedom and media professionals.

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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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  • Cultural Symposium Club

    Country: Palestine

    The Cultural Symposium Club (CSC) is based in Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. CSC in 2011 created a safe space that allows youth – both men and women, boys and girls – to meet, discuss sensitive topics, hear different speakers, and watch films and discuss them. Thanks to EED funding, the group is renting, renovating and furnishing a space that will host all of its activities and a small café that would eventually be profit-generating and ensure sustainability.

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  • Metras

    Country: Palestine

    Metras is a dynamic online media platform that was launched in 2018 by a group of Palestinian journalists. They produce insightful analyses in the fields of politics, technology, culture, and society, and have built a wide audience, particularly among youth. EED’s funding will allow them to continue their activities: paying a salary to core staff and writers, sustaining a fellowship programme, and increasing their audiovisual output.

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  • South Women Media Forum

    Country: Palestine

    Established in 2007, the South Women Media Forum is a key actor in empowering female journalists and activists in Gaza. The group seeks to address the lack of opportunities for female media graduates and the poor educational system in universities, as well as the lack of women's participation in Gazan public and political life. EED funding is allowing them to train young women interested in engaging in media and political work, and to conduct advocacy campaigns that aim to increase women's rights and empowerment in Gaza

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  • Combating Corruption in Palestine

    Country: Palestine

    The Palestinian Academy for Integrity – Nazaha is a Ramallah-based group dedicated to fighting corruption. It was founded in 2017 by a group of academics in coordination with the main anti-corruption NGO in Palestine, Aman. While Aman works against corruption post facto and focuses on punitive action, Nazaha seeks to complement this work by improving preventative measures. These include promoting values of integrity in society, building and developing expertise in the country on good governance, and engaging students on anti-corruption work via cooperation with Palestinian universities. EED support will allow the group to sustain and expand its programming in these areas by creating a magazine examining corruption-related issues, broadcasting monthly radio episodes on the topic, and empowering interested youth to become involved.

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  • Political Dialogue for Transparency and Accountability

    Country: Palestine

    The Horizon Center is a newly established organization, which aims to provide a near-daily breakdown of Palestinian political developments and analysis to observers, especially those from within the diplomatic community. The initiative will hold workshops to bring together decision makers and civil society to discuss critical issues on topics such as the rule of law, elections, solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, interfaith relations, and economic affairs. With EED support, Horizon will continue to develop new activities.

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  • Enlightenment Cultural Forum

    Country: Palestine

    Tanwer (“Enlightenment”), a registered Palestinian non-governmental organization based in Nablus, works to increase youth participation in civic affairs. With EED funding, the project seeks to increase the role of youth in the decision-making process in six particularly marginalized areas of the West Bank: Balata Refugee camp, Old city of Nablus, Jenin refugee camp, Jenin city and villages, Tulkarem refugee camp, and Tulkarem city and villages. It plans to do this by forming youth working groups in each of the six communities.

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  • Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA Centre)

    Country: Palestine

    MADA monitors, documents and raises awareness about all violations committed by both Israeli and Palestinian sides against media freedoms.

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