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.
The Network of Anti-Corruption Centres is based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, an area that has been steadily losing its population due to a lack of opportunities for young people. NAAC aims to establish a dialogue between local youth and governmental bodies to engage young people in decision-making processes. Thanks to EED, they are now providing training and mentoring for community youth leaders and help local governments to develop policies suited for the needs of the younger generation.Read more
Projector provides qualified legal and professional legal assistance to those who are the target of hate speech, discrimination and attacks by the general public, the media and even the government. Those include the LGBT community and those affected by HIV/AIDS. With EED support, Projector is opening a legal office to help vulnerable people with lawyers, psychologists and other specialists, with a view to integrate them into their local communities.Read more
EED’s contribution is allowing Al-Jothoor, based in the Druze village of Beit Jann, to reignite its activities after a short break. They are raising awareness within the Druze community in Israel of their heritage, democratic principles and human rights, through the establishment of youth dialogue groups and the organisation of dedicated workshops. While the Druze are relatively well-integrated in Israeli society, they still face official and unofficial discrimination, and Al-Jothoor hopes to build stronger civil activity in the community.Read more
Morocco’s new constitution, adopted after the 2011 protests, introduced a more active role for civil society in local decision-making. From a gender perspective, however, women are still marginalised in regional institutions and governance. With EED’s contribution, al Mar’ah Association for Development and Solidarity is promoting gender parity and equality in the marginalised Hoceima region. They is conducting trainings for local authorities, as well as women’s rights awareness-raising campaigns.Read more
Women’s Rights House is a grassroots NGO based in Gyumri, Armenia, whose goal is to support the development of women leaders in Shirak region, the country’s most disadvantaged region. With EED’s support, Women’s Rights House is continuing to develop as a vibrant hub for women within the region. Activities include conducting capacity-building workshops on issues such as leadership, civic activism, art and activism, human rights, and politics, holding public meetings with well-known figures, and continuing to provide a self-support group to help women activists become involved in the decision-making processes in their communities.Read more
LGBT rights are one of the most politically and socially controversial topics in Georgia, in no small part because of the influence of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the population. LGBT activists are often the target of violence from right-wing extremist groups, and political authorities usually have an ambiguous stance towards LGBT issues.
Tbilisi Pride aims to challenge homophobia and increase visibility for the Georgian LGBT community. They have already managed to build positive cooperation with various stakeholders, including politicians and other human rights organisations, and will continue to do so with EED support.Read more
Automaidan is an anti-corruption group that aims to become a unifying agent for anti-corruption activists in southern Ukraine. Already supported by EED in the past, with this new contribution Automaidan is strengthening its activities in the legal field, including defending civic activists in courts, anti-corruption investigations and monitoring of decisions made by the Odesa City Council. They are also spreading awareness of corruption to the wider public and creating new branches of Automaidan in large regional centres across Ukraine.Read more
The Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies is a Ukrainian online media organisation whose aim is to spread news on the Azov-Black Sea region, where the security situation has been tense since 2014. With EED’s support, they are revamping their website and preparing information material, presentations and workshops to reach a broader audience.Read more
Odesa-based Open Society of Ukraine provides a non-partisan platform for training and support of activists in matters of local government and the electoral process. With EED’s contribution, OSU is equipping activists with important skills that will allow them to have a social impact in Odesa and, and will enable some of them to run in the local elections scheduled for October 2020. This will allow civil society groups to play an important role in reform efforts and to engage the wider public in the life of the city.Read more
Drin Gashi is a young digital activist from Pristina, Kosovo. With EED’s support, he will produce a YouTube-based comedy show, which seeks to use humour and satire to analyse socio-political events and cultural elements of the society, in order to increase critical thinking among youth.Read more