Initiatives

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.

  • Fraternity for Human Rights

    Country: Syria

    The Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR) promotes the right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly (FoAA) in the North-East region of Syria which is under the control of the Kurdish Self-Administration. The organisation’s overall objective is to reinforce the role of the civil society as a key pillar of democratic governance in the area. With EED’s support, FFHR are launching an initiative to advocate for amending the FoAA law in accordance with international standards through coordinated advocacy with local CSOs and awareness raising activities on FoAA.

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  • Siwa Platform

    Country: Syria

    The Siwa Plateforme is a community-run cultural centre which was set up in Redeyef, Tunisia in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution with the aim of empowering local youth, promoting social cohesion and community mobilisation through cultural activities. The premises of the centre are in an abandoned building that belongs to the Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC). The building was inaugurated as a local cultural centre in 2014 and has since become a one of a kind space for young citizens to developing the necessary tools to develop their talent. With EED’s support, the Siwa Platform will refurbish L’Economat building in order to better accommodate visitors and to be able to resume their activities at full capacity.

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  • Syrian Association for Citizens’ Dignity

    Country: Syria

    The Syrian Association for Citizens’ Dignity (SACD) is a self-organised and cross-sectional independent movement that aim to amplify the voices of Syrian refugees and displaced persons by organising grassroots movements advocating for the rights of displaced Syrians against forced and premature return and for the minimum conditions for safe, voluntary and dignified return. To this end, SACD collect and assess information from displaced Syrian communities to present the views and concerns of these communities and ultimately create a common, well-defined vision for the minimum conditions for safe and dignified return of Syrians.

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  • Voice of Nas (VON)

    Country: Syria

    Voice of Nas FM (VON FM) is a media organisation founded by a group of local journalists in Qamishli, Syria in 2017. With EED’s support VON FM aim to produce and broadcast community-based audio and visual programmes in the North East of Syria to addresss the negative effects and impact of extremism in the region, contribute to social peace and promote civic values amongst the local communities. To further the reach of their work in countering extremist ideologies, VON FM aim to collaborate with local CSOs.

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  • Lamsat Ward

    Country: Lebanon, Syria

    By renewing its support to Lamsat Ward, EED will help a grassroots Syrian-led organisation operating in Lebanon to consolidate a young and promising initiative, the Kateteeb Center for Culture and Dialogue.

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  • Aleppo Media Center

    Country: Syria

    Aleppo Media Center was set up in 2013 by a group of like-minded citizen journalists. The Centre was initially reporting on the situation in Aleppo, and progressively after Aleppo’s fall it has extended its coverage to the north of Syria.

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  • Lawadessa Center

    Country: Syria

    Lawadessa is a group of young but experienced civil society activists operating in a region under the control of opposition groups (Western Idlib countryside), characterised by a weak and poorly trained civil society.

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  • İNSURYA

    Country: Syria

    Currently, the opportunities to build capacity of young Syrian women established in Turkey are limited.

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  • Warsheh Team for Advocacy and Documentation

    Country: Syria

    The still young Warsheh Team has developed attractive and well-designed campaigning tools including visual ones.

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  • 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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