EED’s activities focus primarily on the European neighbourhood (Eastern Partnership and Middle East and North Africa regions), the Western Balkans and Turkey. As far as possible, EED aims to ensure a geographical balance of engagement and funding between the regions.
Grants may also be provided for applications from countries in the area adjacent to the neighbourhood depending on needs, available funds, and political priorities. These include: Bahrain, Chad, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Learn more about the context and challenges facing our grantees as well as EED’s approach and added value in each country.