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.
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.Read more
EED provides start-up support to the Analytical Centre ZMIST that unites local activists in Poltava, in central Ukraine. The organisation is a spin-off a regional media – ZMIST – whose team of experts contribute to local media with high quality analytical materials on various social, economic and political issues. To enhance the impact of their work, the analytical centre was set up to effectively provide the general public and the local authorities with their expertise around various issues, such as health, education, urban planning and investments. At the same time, the initiative intends to contribute to increased advocacy efforts, public awareness and participations in local governance, which is particularly timely in the context of local elections, scheduled for October 2020.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
EED supports the All-Ukrainian Association Automaidan as part of an anti-corruption alliance composed of two other organisations: the Anti-Corruption Action Center (AntAC) and the DEJURE Foundation. The coalition aims to contribute to keeping the focus on anti-corruption reforms and the judicial system, one of the principal requirements of the Revolution of Dignity that marked Ukraine’s path to democratisation. Together, the three NGOs will carry out a wide range of activities to ensure accountability of the government and the transparency and fairness of new anti-corruption bodies. For example, EED support allows Automaidan to monitor the implementation of the prosecutorial reform and communicating to the public about the progress and results of judicial reforms.Read more
The DEJURE Foundation is a leading organisation in the field of judicial reform, which is supported by EED as part of an anti-corruption alliance, together with the All-Ukrainian Association Automaidan and the Anti-Corruption Action Center (AntAC).DEJURE has played a crucial role in judicial reform efforts - one of the main demands of Revolution of Dignity. Together, the three NGOs carry out a wide range of activities to ensure accountability of the government and the transparency and fairness of new anti-corruption bodies. More concretely, the DEJURE Foundation, works to monitor and assess bills and laws related to the judicial system and to conduct specific oversight activities of judicial bodies.Read more