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.

  • 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

    Country: Israel, Palestine

    Operational since 2013, 7amleh -- The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media is the only Palestinian organization dedicated to Palestinian digital rights throughout Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. EED’s support is allowing them to build a monitoring database, accessible to relevant organisations, activists and the media, in order to facilitate advocacy against violations of digital rights. The project is involving 15 human rights organisations and around 100 volunteers, and a digital campaign will be launched to raise awareness of the issue.

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  • Al-Marsad - Legal Services for the Syrian community of the Golan Heights

    Country: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine

    The Arab Center for Human Rights Al-Marsad is the only human rights organization operating in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. It was founded in 2003 to protect the rights of the population affected by Israeli occupation. For this project, Al-Marsad will be providing legal assistance to this community. Tangibly, this would include pushing back against ID revocation, defending economic rights, protecting property rights, etc.

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  • Al-Jothoor

    Country: Israel

    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.

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  • Combating Torture in Israel

    Country: Israel

    The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) is a human rights organisation advocating for the rights of detainees in Israeli prisons. Through their work they aim to safeguard minority rights and to combat torture and the ill-treatment of prisoners in the country. PCATI is receiving bridge-funding support from EED in order to continue its operations.

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  • Youth Leaders for Change

    Country: Israel

    Baladna, (‘our country’ in Arabic), is an organisation that provides resources and practical tools to encourage activism, leadership and idea sharing within the Arab-Palestinian youth community in Israel. As part of its ongoing work to empower Arab youth, Baladna is launching the ‘Youth Leaders for Change’ initiative which aims to support a group of Arab youth to take the lead in developing and implementing ideas that create a sustainable change within their community.

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  • The Conflict Records Digital Repository: unearthing official archives to support human rights in Israel-Palestine

    Country: Israel

    Akevot is an Israeli organisation that has unique access to information. They contribute to increase transparency and accountability by making the Israeli state archives related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict accessible to the public and to human rights organisations. With EED funding, Akevot will identify, digitise and catalogue key documents relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and make these accessible to human rights NGOs and activists to complement their research, advocacy and litigation efforts.

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  • B'Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

    Country: Israel

    B’Tselem is a registered Israeli human rights organisation. The main objective of the initiative is to combat anti-democratic legislation aiming at silencing dissent and specifically targeting human rights and peacebuilding NGOs in Israel. B’Tselem is one the primary targets of these repressive measures due to its leading role among the Israeli NGOs that document and denounce the human rights violations perpetrated in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). EED support will allow them to a campaign against the restrictive draft law on association that aims to strictly limit foreign funding for NGOs.

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