The 2021 Annual Report of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) tells the stories of the EED’s partners throughout the European Neighbourhood and beyond.
In 2021, EED supported a wide range of activists and initiatives, in areas such as human rights, anti-corruption, women, LGBTQI+, youth and cultural arenas. Over 44 per cent of grants provided in 2021 were to independent media.
The EED approved €25 million in democracy support, and funded 293 new initiatives in 2021, with 34% of all applications coming from countries in the Eastern Partnership.
The 2021 report includes a special section on developments in Belarus and on EED partners’ work in Ukraine.
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