Initiatives

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.

  • Syrians for Truth and Justice (STJ)

    Country: Syria

    Syrians for Truth and Justice (STJ)’s strategy aims at the depoliticisation and professionalisation of the human rights documentation in Syria.

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  • Rok Online

    Country: Syria

    ROK Online seeks to offer professional and independent information to a local audience interested in political, social and economic issues that affect their daily lives in the North and North Eastern Kurdish area of Syria.

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  • Support to Free Print Media in Syria

    Country: Syria

    The Association de Soutien aux Médias Libres and a Syrian grassroots activist group are providing infrastructural support to a number of Syrian pro-democracy print media, to increase their printing and distribution capacities.

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  • Emergency Support to Kafranbel Media Centre

    Country: Syria

    On 21 February, days after the Kafranbel Media Centre was raided by a jihadist militia, six media workers seized and equipment confiscated or destroyed (including computers, cameras, radio and Internet equipment and pro-uprising banners), the EED Executive Committee took an urgent decision to provide support to the centre, to help it keep functioning and to upgrade its security.

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  • Syrian Town Hall Meetings

    Country: Syria

    The Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies is holding 'town hall' meetings on the Syrian democratic transition, covering the major themes of Syria Transition Roadmap: constitutional reform, transitional justice and national reconciliation, political reform, rebuilding the security services, and economic reform.

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  • Countering Extremism by Raising Awareness

    Country: Syria

    The Dawlaty Foundation, a registered Syrian organisation that focuses on transitional justice, human rights and conflict management, is working to counter extremism and encourage local communities to step up their political involvement.

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  • Reinforcing Assyrian Political Leadership in the Al Hasakah Governorate

    Country: Syria

    The Assyrian Network for Human Rights, based in Sweden, is reinforcing the Assyrian political leadership in north-eastern Syria.

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  • Improving the rule of law in Kafranbel (Syria)

    Country: Syria

    EED is providing core-funding to the Kafranbel Free Lawyers Association, which operates without official registration.

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  • Pro-democracy actors to make their voices heard

    Country: Syria

    Bidayyat (‘Beginnings’ in Arabic) enables young Syrians to develop film projects to give pro-democracy actors a voice that directly reaches their fellow citizens.

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  • Independent Arabic Gender Magazine

    Country: Syria

    Saiedet Souria magazine (‘The Lady of Syria’), promotes a greater role and the involvement of women in the public sphere.

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