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.
In Turkey, universities have become a central ideological battleground and a target of government oppression, affecting academics as well as students. The Civic Space Studies (CSS) has been established as an association aimed at supporting the expansion of civic space, monitoring and countering the crackdown on civic activism by the government. With EED’s support, the association’s objective is to bring the issue of persecution of student activists and young rights advocates to the fore and provide much needed support to campus activism.Read more
The Adana Feminist Lawyers Initiative was formed by a group of female lawyers who have worked on defending women subjected to domestic violence in the city of Adana in Turkey. Ultimately, they aim to change gender discriminatory attitudes of the judicial system in the Adana province and increase public awareness on these issues. They also aim to train the upcoming generation of lawyers on how to identify and counter gender discrimination in the judicial system.Read more
The rise in popularity of social media platforms as important information sources in Turkey, has opened the door to an equally rapid dissemination of unverified information and biased content.Read more