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  • Status: Ongoing
  • Thematic area: Civic activism and participation
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Year approved:2019

Zmist Programme

  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Charity Foundation - Manifest Mira
  • Start date: 1 December 2019
  • End date: 1 May 2021

Initiative summary:

Manifest Mira NGO is one of the key pro-democracy groups in Odesa that engages local residents critically and serves as an important watchdog of local governance. From 2014 to today, the team has been active on a number of pressing local issues, ranging from preservation of cultural spaces to the protection of green areas against illegal construction. Today, the team works on the contested issue of de-institutionalisation (reform of children’s residential institutions) and, with EED support, oversees the implementation of the de-institutionalisation national strategy in the Odesa region, while also mobilising residents around the topic.

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