War in Ukraine: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility to restructure its activities for 2022

War in Ukraine: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility to restructure its activities for 2022

March 14, 2022

The EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) has decided to restructure its activities concerning Ukraine for 2022 in order to respond in full solidarity with its citizens and civil society.

Capacity-building activities as such are not possible in a crisis. However, the project will be able to facilitate peer-to-peer support, mentoring or cover for specific services at the request of civil society representatives,” says a press release from the EaP CSF.

The project will revise its activities in the following areas:

Civic tech: the project will support civil society representatives from Ukraine or other countries in the region aiming to develop technical solutions such as support to collecting donations and crowdfunding, support to individuals collecting evidence about human rights violations, working with Ukrainian IDPs and refugees, creating awareness in the region, countering disinformation and fake news, etc.

Civil society Fellowships: in December 2021, the project launched the call for applications for the 2021 fellowship programme. Applicants will be informed in the coming weeks about the outcome of their applications and those selected will be invited to change their proposals to reflect the new context created by the war in Ukraine. The project will continue awarding civil society fellowships, but the selection procedure will be adapted to allow for a swift selection process in a volatile context. The 2022 fellowships will also address the theme of #StandWithUkraine.

Ad-hoc support: Ad-hoc support to civil society will be ramped up in order to enable the work of organisations and individuals trying to address the effects of the war in Ukraine.

Communication: the project will collect and help spread information about CSOs’ response efforts and their support to citizens, as well as IDPs and refugees.

The project team says it will try to react as soon as possible to different requests. 

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility is an EU-funded project working with the six EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to strengthen the role and increase the capacity of civil society organisations and activists from all six countries.

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