Initiatives

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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.

  • Houloul

    Country: Tunisia

    Established by a group of experienced Tunisian civil society actors, Houloul aims to encourage the adoption of more efficient and effective public policies by the Tunisian institutions, contributing to the country’s political and economic transformation. With EED support, Houloul cooperates with highly-qualified academics, experts and civil society organisations to produce policy briefs used for advocacy activities targeting Tunisian institutions and decision-makers.

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  • Observatoire Raqabah

    Country: Tunisia

    Raqabah Observatory is a young anti-corruption and transparency watchdog that aims to improve Tunisian good governance and public accountability of state-owned companies. The organisation seeks to collect data from state-owned companies in an open database accessible to the public, and to monitor and follow-up on suspected cases of corruption and financial mismanagement by state-owned companies, making policy recommendations and proposing reforms. EED’will support Raqabah’s core costs.

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  • Nawaat

    Country: Tunisia

    Online media platform Nawaat (“core” in Arabic) has established itself as a leading independent alternative voice in Tunisia, focusing on democracy, accountability, justice, civil liberties and human rights. They produce high-quality original reporting and aggregate citizen-generated news. EED support is allowing them to cooperate with expert artists and technicians to develop new engaging content and strategies to reach a wider audience. They are also working on organising offline activities such as cultural events, concerts and exhibitions that aim to start socio-political debates.

     

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  • Taqallam for freedom of speech and creativity

    Country: Tunisia

    Taqallam for Freedom of Speech and Creativity is a Tunis-based newly established regional media initiative that aims to contribute to the development of quality journalism in North Africa through the establishment of a regional web magazine and of a network of local journalists and media activists. EED support is allowing them to develop an online media platform to publish content on topics such as terrorism, migration, economy, social justice, corruption and human rights.

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  • Ladies First

    Country: Tunisia

    Ladies First is a grassroots Tunisian organisation which focuses on the economic and social rights of women living in Regueb, a rural region highly dependent on agriculture. With EED support, Ladies First are setting up a women’s rights observatory to raise awareness, monitor, report and advocate for rights of women agricultural workers.

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  • Al Bawsala

    Country: Tunisia

    Al Bawsala (“The Compass”) is a leading Tunisian democracy watchdog that monitors the executive, parliament, and local authorities. EED emergency funding has covered operational costs for Covid-19-related monitoring activities, contributing to public accountability in a time of crisis. Al Bawsala is informing Tunisian citizens of decision-making processes related to the management of the pandemic and reporting human rights violations thanks to a country-wide network of volunteers.

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  • Association pour la promotion de l'education citoyenne (APEC)

    Country: Tunisia

    Since 2016, the Association for the Promotion of Civic Education has developed a solid country-wide network among youth clubs in Tunisia, including remote and marginalised areas. Their mission is to raise youth awareness on social and human rights issues hampering the development of democracy in the country through debates and other activities directed to young people. EED support allowed them to train youth educators, contributing to the sustainability of civic education programmes in their network of youth centres.

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  • Siwa Plateforme Tunisie

    Country: Tunisia

    Siwa Plateforme is a unique artistic laboratory in a remote and disadvantaged region of Tunisia that promotes social cohesion and community mobilisation through culture. EED funding is allowing them to renovate their premises and to resume their activities at full strength, including the launch of an artist-in residence programme.

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  • Sentiers-Massarib

    Country: Tunisia

    Sentiers-Massarib is a nascent and unique civil society organisation tackling social-political issues in Tunisia by creating film clubs in marginalised regions of the country. Through the power of film, they aim to raise-awareness among Tunisian youth of their rights to become critical thinkers and forces of change in their own communities. With EED’s contribution, Sentiers-Massarib will mentor and support a youth-led film club in the impoverished city of Oued Ellil.

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  • TranStyX

    Country: Tunisia

    TranStyX is an innovative initiative that seeks to raise awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity rights in Tunisian society through alternative ways. With EED support, they produced a theatre play, published a book and conducted a series of awareness raising activities to cast light on the Tunisian trans community.

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