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.
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.Read more
Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is a Georgian policy think tank that aims at the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Thanks to its extensive network of local contacts, DRI monitors the human rights situation in the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local population. They report their findings and develop policy recommendations for the Georgian government and the international community. EED funding helps the team to sustain their operations during the pandemic.Read more
Youth Farmers Association is a nascent Georgian NGO working in the Khashuri municipality, a region with a very low level of civic activism. They work with young people, engaging them in community life and local governance by advocating for responsible farming. With EED’s support, they are conducting awareness-raising seminars and trainings about the importance of activism and civic participation, as well as outdoor activities to introduce young people to organic farming and environmental protection.Read more
Sova News is one of the first Russian-language media outlets based in Georgia which provides balanced coverage of the country’s developments, representing an alternative to Russian state-sponsored sources. It mainly targets Georgia’s ethnic minorities as well as other Russian-speaking populations in the region, including the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. EED’s first grant allowed them to advance from an amateur initiative to a full-fledged project and to steadily increase their audience. With this new grant, Sova News will be able to develop a marketing and advertising strategy and to increase the volume of its content.Read more
LGBT rights are one of the most politically and socially controversial topics in Georgia, in no small part because of the influence of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the population. LGBT activists are often the target of violence from right-wing extremist groups, and political authorities usually have an ambiguous stance towards LGBT issues.
Tbilisi Pride aims to challenge homophobia and increase visibility for the Georgian LGBT community. They have already managed to build positive cooperation with various stakeholders, including politicians and other human rights organisations, and will continue to do so with EED support.Read more
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is a nascent organisation that is monitoring the human rights situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia where the ‘Law on Occupied Territories of Georgia’ has made it challenging for organisations to operate. With EED’s support, the DRI will also focus its activities on strengthening the capacities of local activists who are working on human rights in both regions and forming a network between them.Read more
OC Media is an online news platform that delivers in-depth reports, opinion, and analysis from the regions of North and South Caucasus.Read more
Despite its petty corruption ranking being at an all-time low, concerns about public spending and isolated incidents of corruption have persisted in Georgia. To address this issue, the Governance Monitoring Center (GMC) acts a non-partisan policy watchdog, which monitors the performance of the Georgian government in the fields of public policy. The media initiative, which has already had some notable successes, aims to increase transparency on issues of public spending and corruption through consistent reporting. With EED’s grant GMC will be able to enhance their operations and increase their exposure amongst the Georgian public.Read more
Radio NOR is a community radio that broadcasts reliable information to locals in the Southern region of Georgia. The station has played an important role as a provider of independent and verified information to the local population on a range of issues including human rights, gender quality and reform. It also serves as a vital platform for rural residents to raise their concerns to the attention of local decision-makers. EED’s grant will ensure the continuation and increased impact of Radio NOR’s work.Read more
Sova News is a Russian-language online news platform providing high quality journalism, covering topical debates concerning the developments in Georgia.Read more