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.

  • Together for Health

    Country: Kosovo

    Run by a diverse group of professionals, Together for Health is a voluntary initiative that aims to fulfil the need for reliable, timely, and readily-available information in Kosovo during the Covid-19 pandemic. The diversity of background of the volunteers - doctors, public policy experts, web experts, and public health professionals - allows them to gather, check, and analyse information related to Covid-19, and to publish it across 9 online platforms. With EED’s support, they aim to increase their media presence and to monitor the government’s actions against the pandemic.

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  • Radio Kim

    Country: Kosovo

    Radio Kim is one of the most reliable and objective Serbian media outlets in Kosovo, consisting of a radio, a TV station, and an online portal. They have gained a reputation as a producer of factual, high-quality, anti-populist content, which provides an alternative to propaganda and disinformation. Despite their positive reputation, most of their income comes from activity-based donor-funded projects. As a consequence, Kim was facing severe financial difficulties during the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. EED is helping them cover operational costs so that they can keep producing content even during this emergency.

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  • CoolnFresh Magazine

    Country: Kosovo

    CoolnFresh, a creative hub in the central town of Ferizaj, has founded an innovative Instagram-based magazine with over 65,000 subscribers, which aims is to encourage critical thinking through satire and humour. They discuss taboo topics, societal norms and political developments in Kosovo through memes and the production of multimodal discourse. EED funding is covering salaries and operational costs while the team works on a strategy to diversify the magazine’s income for long-term sustainability.

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  • Mural Fest Kosovo

    Country: Kosovo

    Born as an artistic collective, Mural Fest has very quickly established itself as a different kind of civic organisation, becoming a voice for youth activism in central and southern Kosovo and using murals and other art in public space, as a medium for mass communication as well as for mobilisation. With EED’s support, Mural Fest is organising artistic and cultural activities that provide an opportunity for the youth to express their views on social, cultural and economic challenges.

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  • Gazeta Blic/Blic Media SHPK

    Country: Kosovo

    Gazeta Blic, an independent online media outlet in Kosovo, is making the transition from an online newspaper to a producer of multimedia, video and TV content. Their unbiased approach to the news is helping audiences to engage in meaningful debate and to increase their participation in Kosovo’s democratic process. EED is providing support to the newspaper to allow it to survive despite a great loss in marketing revenue caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Grupi KOHA sh.p.k.

    Country: Kosovo

    Koha Group is a media company from Kosovo that has built a reputation as a credible and professional media outlet, winning several international awards for both print and TV. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they were forced to halt printing of their daily newspaper Koha Ditore and reduce salaries. EED’s support is allowing them to overcome this crisis and to digitalise their newspaper, creating a new online platform that will host all content produced by KOHA and include an online subscription service for the newspaper.

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  • Inject - Initiative for Justice and Equality

    Country: Kosovo

    Despite a solid legal framework, domestic violence and discrimination against women are serious concerns in Kosovo. Inject - Initiative for Justice and Equality aims to empower women to claim their rights in the justice system, through providing hands-on support and advocating for policy change. EED start-up funding is covering operational costs and activities such as expert support to women, awareness raising, documentation, advocacy and training for judicial professionals.

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  • Qendra per Zhvillimin e Artit - Q'art

    Country: Kosovo

    Q’art, a cultural collective from Kosovo, has built their reputation by establishing successful street art festivals in the Western Balkans, like Guerilla Art Festival and Meeting of Styles Kosovo. EED support is allowing them to conduct a country-wide action that uses art to mobilise citizens to take ownership of public space, which is often neglected and mismanaged without transparency. Through their actions, Q’art wants to hold local governments accountable for the management of public spaces.

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  • Democratic cruise through local language use

    Country: Kosovo

    The Forum for Development of Multi-ethnic Collaboration aims to contribute in building a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment in Kosovo by launching an initiative which will advocate for a more effective implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages in 3 municipalities with mixed populations (Albanian and Serbs) within Kosovo. The aim is to support Serbian grassroots and civil society activists in receiving government services in their own language.

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  • Instituti për politika sociale " Musine Kokalari"

    Country: Kosovo

    A group of political activists, affiliated with the non-parliamentary Social-democratic Party, has established Instituti për politika sociale ‘Musine Kokalari’, the first political think tank in Kosovo. They focus on social policy, welfare, discriminations, environmental problems and human rights violations. EED support is helping them cover research and operation costs, as well as the implementation of an educational programme for citizens and civil society activists.

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