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.

  • Media Sustainability in the COVID-19 Era

    Country: Montenegro

    Vijesti is a daily newspaper and an online news portal, considered as the most important independent media in the country. They report objectively and professionally on a number of topics of high public interest. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vijesti has recorded a significant increase in readership at a time of diminishing revenues and severe financial losses. EED grant is helping to cover part of their basic costs and will help improve the digital edition of the portal.

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  • Monitor weekly magazine

    Country: Montenegro

    EED is providing support for Monitor, the only independent political weekly in Montenegro, to overcome the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. Active since 1990, Monitor employs investigative journalism and thorough analyses with the use of experts’ opinion to initiate action and help accelerate many changes in Montenegrin society. EED’s funding will also allow Monitor to improve its digital presence, through a new web-portal and mobile apps, in order to reach new generations and keep up with digital innovation in media.

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  • I love Podgorica

    Country: Montenegro

    The Portal I love Podgorica was founded in November 2015 by a group of female journalists. It is one of the few independent media in Montenegro, which aims at raising awareness of disrespect of human rights in the times of pandemic. They produce content related to local issues and promotion of civil liberties. EED’s support is sustaining the operation costs and will enable the production of quality content and investigative reports.

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  • Two female activists

    Country: Montenegro

    Two journalists and civic activists share the commitment of communicating about human stories. Through the blog and podcast, they aim to produce objective quality non-news media content to generate discussion on social issues, such as women, youth, LGBTI+ and Roma rights.
    Thanks to EED support, they will enrich the content of their blog and introduce podcasts to inform and mobilize Montenegrin citizens.

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  • Youth anti-corruption education

    Country: Montenegro

    Our Action is an organization working with and for youth, with a widespread network of young volunteers and implemented local actions. The organization has managed to educate young people on moral, ethics and integrity, as well as to raise awareness on the level of corruption in the country through very simple and realistic topics and actions.
    EED support is allowing them to strengthen the capacities and to consolidate the NGO position as a gravity centre for youth activism.

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  • Studentski Radio KRŠ 2.0

    Country: Montenegro

    Radio KRS is the unique radio station managed by a group of enthusiastic students in Montenegro, promoting critical thinking and addressing current socio-political issues. Despite inadequate space and equipment, they have become a true voice of youth and promoter of alternative culture, towards both students and the wider public. The main objective of the initiative is to empower youth and make socio-cultural impact through the promotion of alternative culture. EED support will help them to strengthen their capacities and ensure their editorial independence.

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  • Seanema - Art for Social Change Platform

    Country: Montenegro

    iACT, is a small local organisation based in the town of Ulcinj, a coastal city with the Albanian majority in Montenegro which aims to encourage youth engagement and multiculturalism through kino-activism. With EED’s support, iAct will organise their fifth annual Seanema Film Festival which aims to be a platform for art promoting social change. The festival will engage youth volunteers across Montenegro, who will not only participate in the discussions about openness and multi-culturalism after the screenings, but also assist in the organization of 7 Pop-Up Seanema Film screenings in the municipalities that don’t have cinemas.

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  • DPNCG Association of Professional Journalists of Montenegro

    Country: Montenegro

    The DPNCG works to increase the safety and security of journalists in Montenegro by offering them free legal aid as well as psychological support through individual and group workshops. EED’s support will enable the DPNCG to continue to advocate for the human rights of media workers and protect professional journalism in an environment with declining media freedoms.

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  • Online media portal

    Country: Montenegro

    EED funding will facilitate the development and maintenance of the first online media portal in Montenegro established in 2000. As one of the few independent news outlets in the country, the portal provides a necessary space for ethical, reliable and timely in-depth reporting as well as citizen journalism.

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  • From Roma to Roma for Roma – Romanet portal

    Country: Montenegro

    “Walk With Us – Phiren Amenca” is a local NGO committed to raising awareness of human rights violations of the Roma community through professional and investigative journalistic reports. They run the only Roma news media portal in the country, creating stories that very few media outlets in Montenegro cover and put on their agenda.
    Thanks to EED support, they will improve the portal, train their team of young Roma journalists, and increase the production of investigative stories dealing with sensitive cases of Roma exclusion in real life.

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