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.

  • LigaBusinessInform - Liga.net

    Country: Ukraine

    EED provided rapid response funding to Liga.net - a distinguished independent Ukrainian media outlet that is valued for its strict adherence to high journalistic standards. In addition to hundreds of monthly news pieces, analyses, interviews and investigations, Liga.net contributes to the public’s awareness of healthcare issues within the context of the covid-19 pandemic. Liga.net has a wide national reach but is appreciated for its regional news sections, in particular in Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions that are most vulnerable to disinformation. During these turbulent economic times, EED funding is helping Liga.net to continue to operate while working to diversify its sources of funding.

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  • Chernivtsi Youth Centre

    Country: Ukraine

    Chernivtsi Youth Centre is a grassroots organisation working on increasing civic and political engagement of youth in western Ukraine, where participation in civic life is very low. An EED start-up grant is allowing them to organise public discussions and trainings with local civic activists, youth and representative local authorities on the political, economic and cultural life in Chernivtsi. They are also holding networking events for local youth and civil society actors to facilitate dialogue and cooperation.

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  • New Druzhkivka NGO

    Country: Ukraine

    Young people are leaving the city of Druzhkivka, in the Donbas region, in search of better opportunities; subsequently, the levels of civic engagement have decreased considerably. New Druzhkivka NGO is trying to reverse the course, serving as a civic hub that brings together civil society for the development of city projects that improve life in Druzhkivka. With EED funding, they will organise workshops and trainings on urban planning and holding focus groups to better understand the needs of the residents of Druzhkivka, especially people with disabilities, elderly and marginalised groups. Their goal is to increase the level of engagement of Druzhkivka residents in local decision-making processes.

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  • Zaporizhzhya Investigation Project

    Country: Ukraine

    Initiated by one of the few independent investigative journalists in the region, the Zaporizhia Investigation Project is a nascent online media project that conducts high quality, in-depth investigative reporting revealing misspending and corruption schemes at the local level. With EED support, they monitor and assess the local government’s response to Covid-19, as well as pandemic-related government spending, and inform the audience and law enforcement agencies on relevant cases of misspending.

     

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  • Anti-Cafe Chas Ye

    Country: Ukraine

    There is Time NGO operates an anti-cafe that serves as the only platform for citizens’ engagement and the formation of innovative ideas in the city of Berdyansk, in Southeastern Ukraine. The anti-café holds events, connects civic and cultural activists, and contributes to the formation of progressive ideas. EED’s support aims to allow them to improve the physical location of the cafe, to carry out longer-term projects and to develop a sustainability plan that will improve the opportunities for local residents and activists to come together and implement ideas that will benefit the community.

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  • Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement

    Country: Ukraine

    The Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement is comprised of renowned women activists who came together during the Revolution of Dignity. After serving in the army, they became advocates around women veteran issues. Working with activists across Ukraine, the Movement promotes gender equality principles to policymakers and working the international community with a view to protect the rights of servicewomen and war veterans. EED funding serves to strengthen the institutional capacities of the group in order to have greater impact in ensuring the involvement of women veterans in active public life and in building democratic changes in society based on principles of gender equality and solidarity.

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  • National Interests Advocacy Network

    Country: Ukraine

    The National Interest Advocacy Network (ANTS) are a group of former EuroMaidan activists who were elected to the parliament after the revolution. After returning to civil society, they are using their institutional experience and contacts to create a help desk, a resource centre and a meeting point for regional activists. They also do advocacy work and professional consultations on governance, human rights, decentralisation and other reform issues, and peer exchanges among their regional network of activists.

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  • Automaidan Vinnychyna

    Country: Ukraine

    Automaidan Vinnychyna NGO is the only anti-corruption public organisation in Vinnytsia, where civic activism is undeveloped. They have experience in addressing local democratic development, engaging youth and working with local residents, and aim to build a network of anti-corruption activists, so as not to leave them isolated and unable to defend themselves if their activities encroach upon the interests of the local elite. They are conducting a series of educational events for activists, and creating informational videos for their website, as well as developing a course on human rights and anti-corruption skills for young activists.

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  • Network of Anti-corruption Centres NGO

    Country: Ukraine

    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.

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  • Projector

    Country: Ukraine

    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.

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