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.

  • Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO

    Country: Armenia

    The only trans-led organisation in the South Caucasus, Right Side is raising public awareness of transgender issues. Thanks to EED’s support, they have managed to maintain a safe space for the community, did advocacy work for equal rights and provided legal and psychological support to more than 370 beneficiaries. They also use strategic litigation to adopt trans-inclusive legislation: they have succeeded in making changes in the field of legal name changes for transgender people and contributed to a recently-adopted law criminalizing hate speech in Armenia.

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  • “Solution Hub” Community Development NGO

    Country: Armenia

    Civic Solution Hub is a nascent youth NGO, based in Vayots Dzor, a region in the south-east of Armenia. EED is supporting the start-up NGO led by youth to continue strengthening its platform and supporting local youth in their efforts to stay in the region and contribute to local communities.

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  • Lori TV LLC

    Country: Armenia

    Lori TV is an independent TV station based in Vanadzor, the third largest city in Armenia. It has existed for over 20 years and broadcasts daily news and other programmes. EED is funding to Lori TV so that it may continue to smoothly operate during a time of crisis, including broadcasting educational programmes for children, and develop new funding opportunities for its future sustainability.

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  • Armenian Progressive Youth NGO

    Country: Armenia

    Armenian Progressive Youth (APY) is an NGO based in Yerevan that works with youth and vulnerable populations around the country. During the pandemic, it provides important assistance to communities during the lockdown period. EED support covers the organisation’s core costs so that it can continue to support vulnerable communities in adapting to the present conditions caused by the pandemic.

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  • Aravot Daily

    Country: Armenia

    Aravot is an established Yerevan-based independent daily newspaper and online media outlet. The ongoing state of emergency in Armenia (from mid-March to mid-May 2020), has brought severe economic damage and a number of companies have suspended their operations or cut off non-essential costs such as advertising. EED support enables Aravot to maintain operations and retain staff while it seeks further funding opportunities.

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  • 4Plus Documentary Photography Center NGO

    Country: Armenia

    4Plus is a women-led media outlet that uses photography to build social cohesion and deepen societal understanding in post-revolution Armenia. Led by four female photographers, 4Plus also aims to break social stereotypes about women. EED is supporting 4plus to develop its visual story-telling platform that addresses sensitive issues and to build the capacity of young photographers and activists in the regions to explore issues of political and social importance. EED funding is allowing the group to boost its sustainability by increasing its visibility and developing a business model.

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  • FemHouse NGO

    Country: Armenia

    FemHouse has managed to create a vibrant hub for activist movements in Yerevan, including a feminist library and a small café. They organise reading clubs, lectures, exhibitions and performances to spark discussion on feminism and other sensitive issues. However, they have been victims of threats and intimidation from far-right groups, which forced them to leave their office and relocate more than once. EED funding is contributing to emergency relocation costs, rent and operational expenses.

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  • EVN News Foundation

    Country: Armenia

    EVN News Foundation is an independent online media that covers ongoing political, cultural, social and economic developments in Armenia, mainly in English with some content in Armenian. EED is providing partial core support so that the outlet may continue to provide high-quality content and further develop its institutional capacities, including in the area of financial sustainability.

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  • Women's Rights House NGO

    Country: Armenia

    Womens´ Rights House is a start-up grassroots group working on women´s rights in Gyumri. The group aims to help protect women from domestic violence, to empower them to defend their rights and to promote their participation in decision making and governmental processes. EED is providing a repeat grant to allow Women’s Rights House to continue their core activities that include hosting political discussions and leadership training for women in the Shirak region.

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  • Women’s Rights House NGO

    Country: Armenia

    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.

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