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.
Levizja Rinore per Demokraci (Youth Movement for Democracy) operates in the rural town of Puka in northern Albania. Thanks to EED, they are developing a hub for young people to socialise, learn new skills and take part in activities such as book clubs, study sessions, and movie nights. They are also organising a girls scout group to empower young women living in a deeply patriarchal society, as well as workshops to promote environmental protection and cultural heritage.Read more
The media landscape in Albania lacks independence. Many existing media outlets are owned and influenced by political figures and business men. As a consequence, journalists and editors are prone to censorship and self-censorship. With EED’s support, the Albanian Centre for Quality Journalism (ACQJ) is establishing a training programme to train journalists on ‘Mobile Journalism’which could be used as a mean to circumvent the rigid media market and the systematic censorship. The initiative will consist of training and capacity building of journalists in the field of Mobile Journalism, whereby commissioning, production and publication of multimedia news items is also envisaged.Read more
The Citizens Channel (CC), was established in 2017 as a volunteer project led by a group of young, renowned journalism academics and professionals in Albania. This innovative media organisation aims to promote citizen engagement in generating media content and setting the news agenda. CC aim to inform citizens on issues that directly affect them, initiating public debates and encouraging the use of innovative ways of generating and disseminating media content.Read more
Laralara is a one- of-a-kind, witty, feminist blog that discusses social issues in Albania through the experiences of a young Albanian women blogger named Lure Elezaj. Often inspired by daily events, Lure’s writings identify issues in Albania, while also suggesting a way forward.Read more
In his 25 year long career as an investigative journalist, Ylli Pata has exposed several corruption scandals in Albania. EED’s grant will enable him to continue his work as a champion of change in the Albanian journalism landscape and to increase the production of his work.Read more