Initiatives

Our work

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.

  • Youth Farmers Association

    Country: Georgia

    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.

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  • Sova News

    Country: Georgia

    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.

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  • Tbilisi Pride

    Country: Georgia

    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.

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  • Supporting Human Rights Protection at Front line

    Country: Georgia

    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.

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  • OC Media

    Country: Georgia

    OC Media is an online news platform that delivers in-depth reports, opinion, and analysis from the regions of North and South Caucasus.

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  • Squander Detector

    Country: Georgia

    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 notables 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.

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  • Social Advertisement as a new tool of solving problems

    Country: Georgia

    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.

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  • Sova News

    Country: Georgia

    Sova News is a Russian-language online news platform providing high quality journalism, covering topical debates concerning the developments in Georgia.

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  • Foundation of Civic Education – Tabula

    Country: Georgia

    Tabula Media is one of the leading national media organisations in Georgia, producing multimedia content.

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  • Gori Community Radio Mosaic

    Country: Georgia

    The first and only community radio in Shida Kartli region, the Gori Community Radio Mosaic serves an important role by providing a platform for the local population to voice their concerns and to express solidarity within the community.

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