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.
An unregistered grass-root activist group has the potential to involve the wider community and to protect green spaces from unplanned construction, such as a public park and a popular gathering place for young people. The city authorities used the Covid-19 crisis to speed up the process of foreseen construction. The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of the community and save-guard those areas. With EED support, the group will continue the fight and popularize the issue of protection public spaces in order to gain public support.Read more
A group of journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis. They are now forming a virtual editorial group of independent journalists who will create reliable content to be made available to all media outlets in the country.
The objective of the initiative is to create fact-checked texts, videos and podcasts in the style of an open newsroom, while promoting independent and creative journalism. With EED support, the group will produce longer, more advanced forms of reporting, such as analyses, reportages and other demanding journalistic forms.
RTV Slon is an independent local radio and TV station from Tuzla region, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the only private television in the region that provides citizens with objective and timely information. It is not financed by the public budget, but it generates income exclusively from advertisements. They aim at redesigning the website and increasing content production. EED funding is allowing them to ensure stability in operations and to overcome significant financial losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more
Crvena are a feminist organisation who are promoting civic participation in spatial planning in the Sarajevo region, making sure that cities and spaces are planned in line with the real needs of citizens. EED’s support will cover operational costs as well as a study on civic participation and an informational campaign on social media to increase civic participation in city planning.Read more
Promo Tim is a media company from Republika Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. They aim citizens’ awareness on the importance of local elections, but also highlighting good and bad practices in implementation of election processes and profiles of selected councillors. Local journalists will investigate cases of possible misuse of public funding at local level during the electoral and post-electoral period. With EED’s support, they will launch an awareness-raising initiative in light of the autumn local elections.Read more
The Academy for Women, a new NGO from Bosnia and Herzegovina, deals with awareness, empowerment and development of women's potential. They aim at establishing a network of women from different fields to promote women rights and gender equality. Through the organisation of three modular training programmes, participants will be connected and have the chance to network and exchange views. One of the objectives of the network is to support potential female candidates to stand as mayors and councillors during the forthcoming local elections.Read more
Ekipa Foundation and the Helem Nejse Collective, have acted as the most important representatives of the post-war youth generation in BiH for the last 6 years. Their media platform consists of a video podcast, a theatre play and a popular hip-hop music collective. The language and the format that they use is a modern, alternative and artistic, which raises key issues and incites critical thinking. With EED funding, they will produce a second season of 10 animated shows that promotes human rights and democracy.Read more
Revizor Foundation is a cultural non-governmental organisation, which acts as a hub for creative reinvention and urban repositioning through community engagement. The Center is hosting a variety of contemporary cultural practices, from visual arts to science to alternative education and ecology. It implies interaction with a diverse range of citizens and groups of different profiles. Thanks to EED support, they will refurbish, equip and manage their Centre of contemporary art (KRAK) located in Bihac, a remote city near the border with Croatia.Read more
The Network for Building Peace is a civil society actor in Bosnia and Herzegovina that brings together 204 member NGOs (including 21 schools), mobilising smaller and larger organisations from across the country. Its main activities include the collection and distribution of information of relevance for civil society, such as calls for proposals, events, job openings and positive stories. The EED grant will support the Network in providing and disseminating balanced peace counter-narratives through story-telling as well as critical analyses of the challenges and successes of ethnic co-existence.Read more
An online activist from Bosnia and Herzegovina wants to mobilize citizens to act on environmental issues. He opened a Facebook page where he reports on illegal activities of public companies in Sarajevo. One of the page functions is to watch and criticize local government on their work protecting the ecology in the city. In winter, the activist informs citizens about the levels of pollution and provides important information on how to act during the episodes of high alert. EED funding is allowing him to reach the younger generation, through a sponsored video campaign on Facebook.Read more