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.

  • Better Side of Srebrenic

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    ‘House of Good Tones’ is a grass-root organisation that works with children and youth in the region of Srebrenica, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The objective of the initiative is to stimulate the development of sustainable peace in the country and affirm inter-cultural values at the local level through activities for youth. The initiative includes the organisation of critical thinking workshops, activism for young people and volunteering community engagement. EED funding will allow the applicant to further develop an active youth community.

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  • Grass-root activist group

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    An unregistered grass-root activist group has the potential to involve the wider community and to protect green spaces from unplanned construction, such as a public park and a popular gathering place for young people. The city authorities used the Covid-19 crisis to speed up the process of foreseen construction. The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of the community and save-guard those areas. With EED support, the group will continue the fight and popularize the issue of protection public spaces in order to gain public support.

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  • Pandemic-affected journalist reporting on pandemic-affected people

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A group of journalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis. They are now forming a virtual editorial group of independent journalists who will create reliable content to be made available to all media outlets in the country.
    The objective of the initiative is to create fact-checked texts, videos and podcasts in the style of an open newsroom, while promoting independent and creative journalism. With EED support, the group will produce longer, more advanced forms of reporting, such as analyses, reportages and other demanding journalistic forms.

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  • RTV SLON

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    RTV Slon is an independent local radio and TV station from Tuzla region, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the only private television in the region that provides citizens with objective and timely information. It is not financed by the public budget, but it generates income exclusively from advertisements. They aim at redesigning the website and increasing content production. EED funding is allowing them to ensure stability in operations and to overcome significant financial losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Association for Culture and Art Crvena

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Crvena are a feminist organisation who are promoting civic participation in spatial planning in the Sarajevo region, making sure that cities and spaces are planned in line with the real needs of citizens. EED’s support will cover operational costs as well as a study on civic participation and an informational campaign on social media to increase civic participation in city planning.

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  • Local and accountable – it matters whom we elect

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Promo Tim is a media company from Republika Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. They aim citizens’ awareness on the importance of local elections, but also highlighting good and bad practices in implementation of election processes and profiles of selected councillors. Local journalists will investigate cases of possible misuse of public funding at local level during the electoral and post-electoral period. With EED’s support, they will launch an awareness-raising initiative in light of the autumn local elections.

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  • Academy for Women

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Academy for Women, a new NGO from Bosnia and Herzegovina, deals with awareness, empowerment and development of women's potential. They aim at establishing a network of women from different fields to promote women rights and gender equality. Through the organisation of three modular training programmes, participants will be connected and have the chance to network and exchange views. One of the objectives of the network is to support potential female candidates to stand as mayors and councillors during the forthcoming local elections.

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  • Ekipa Foundation

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Ekipa Foundation and the Helem Nejse Collective, have acted as the most important representatives of the post-war youth generation in BiH for the last 6 years. Their media platform consists of a video podcast, a theatre play and a popular hip-hop music collective. The language and the format that they use is a modern, alternative and artistic, which raises key issues and incites critical thinking. With EED funding, they will produce a second season of 10 animated shows that promotes human rights and democracy.

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  • Center KRAK

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Revizor Foundation is a cultural non-governmental organisation, which acts as a hub for creative reinvention and urban repositioning through community engagement. The Center is hosting a variety of contemporary cultural practices, from visual arts to science to alternative education and ecology. It implies interaction with a diverse range of citizens and groups of different profiles. Thanks to EED support, they will refurbish, equip and manage their Centre of contemporary art (KRAK) located in Bihac, a remote city near the border with Croatia.

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  • Building Peace Together

    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Network for Building Peace is a civil society actor in Bosnia and Herzegovina that brings together 204 member NGOs (including 21 schools), mobilising smaller and larger organisations from across the country. Its main activities include the collection and distribution of information of relevance for civil society, such as calls for proposals, events, job openings and positive stories. The EED grant will support the Network in providing and disseminating balanced peace counter-narratives through story-telling as well as critical analyses of the challenges and successes of ethnic co-existence.

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