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Programmes EPD

We bring together the expertise of specialists from various sectors of democracy support (support to parliaments, political parties, elections, rule of law, executive leadership, etc.) to deliver impactful democracy programmes around the world. Using proven approaches and methods, we adapt our support to fit each context’s specific needs and challenges.

Global


On-going
  • Sep 2022 – Dec 2026

    WYDE | Women and Youth in Democracy Civic Engagement

    Promoting youth participation in public affairs.
  • Oct 2021 – Dec 2025

    STED | Supporting Team Europe Democracy

    Contributing to more effective evidence-based and coordinated support for democracy.
  • Sep 2021 – Aug 2024

    Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations

    Researching democratic innovations outside the West.
    Completed
    • 2017 – 2020

      REACH for Democracy

      Enhanced pluralism and inclusiveness of political party systems in EU partner countries.
    • 2016 – 2019

      INSPIRED+

      Supported local actors in 9 different countries in identifying, analysing and monitoring domestic policies.
    • 2012 – 2014

      INSPIRED Pilot project

      Implemented the principles outlined in the 2009 Council Conclusions on Democracy Support in the EU’s External Relations.

      Europe


      On-going
      • Dec 2022 – Dec 2025

        EQUAL | EU 4 Women Empowerment in Armenia

        Elevating and empowering women in Armenia to bring about societal change across the country.
      • November 2022 – May 2024

        CDWB | Combatting Disinformation in the Western Balkans

        Tackling foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia.
      • Jan 2022 – Jun 2024

        EU4Accountability  

        Empowering Moldovan civil society as actors of social accountability.
      • Nov 2021 – Oct 2024

        MORDOR

        Improving education on authoritarianism and sharing recommendations with the EU on democracy support.
        Completed
        • Jan 2017 – Jan 2022

          Media and Freedom of Expression in the Framework of EU Democracy Support

          Advocated for freedom of expression, right to information and free media.
        • 2017 – 2019

          Transnistria II

          Promoted sustainable partnerships and enhanced civil society actors’ capacities on both banks of the Nistru River.
        • 2012 – 2014

          Transnistria I

          Boosted civil society, private sector, and media capacity in conflict prevention in Transnistria.
        • Apr 2011 – Dec 2013

          Enhancing Civic Oversight of Reforms in Ukraine in the Framework of European Neighbourhood Policy

          Raised awareness on government’s obligations on democratic governance and human rights.
        • Jan 2011 – Dec 2015

          Press Freedom Alliance 2.0

          Supported the development and structural poverty reduction.
        • 2010 – 2014

          Basket Funds in Moldova

          Provided comprehensive support platform for local civic actors and civil society organisations in Moldova.

          Middle East and North Africa


          Completed
          • Mar 2021 – Feb 2023

            Information and Integrity (Morocco)

            Strengthened the role of civil society in promoting transparency in Morocco.
          • Jan 2019 – Jul 2022

            Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality

            Strengthened the role of civil society in building sustainable development, regional cohesion and resilience in the southern Neighborhood.
          • 2017 – 2021

            EU-JDID

            Supported Jordan’s democratic consolidation and inclusion in national policy and decision-making processes.
          • 2017 – 2019

            PALOMA | Peace through Advocacy with Local Organisations and Multi Actor Actions

            Contributed to preventing of radicalisation among Tunisian youth in vulnerable environments.
          • 2017 – 2019

            Parfait

            Improved women’s participation in local governance in 6 regions of Tunisia.
          • 2013

            PASC | Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile en Tunise

            Empowered Tunisian civil society to actively contribute to political and economic dialogue.
          • May 2011 – 2013

            SUDEL | Supporting Democracy in Libya

            Supported reconciliation processes and democratic transition in Libya.

            Africa


            On-going
            • Jan 2024 – Dec 2027

              AHEAD Africa

              Strengthening pan-African civil society’s monitoring capacities in electoral related issues.
            • Oct 2023 – Mar 2025

              AHEAD Liberia

              Enhancing Liberia’s National Election Commission’s communication and information flow.
            • Jan 2021 – Jun 2024

              The Charter Project Africa

              Strengthening systems of democratic governance in African Union member states.
              Completed
              • Sep 2021 – March 2023

                African Union Civic Tech Fund

                Strengthened citizen engagement with innovative tools and technologies in African Union Member States.
              • Jan 2020 – July 2022

                Djuntu pa igualdadi! (Cape Verde)

                Enhanced legal, institutional, and social conditions in Cape Verde to support and advance women’s rights.
              • Mar 2010 – Dec 2011

                Facilitating Zimbabwe’s Civil Society Immediate Contributions to the Constitutional Reform Process

                Enhanced civic participation in Zimbabwe’s constitutional referendum.
              • Sep 2010 – Mar 2013

                Support to initiatives promoting integral elections in Ghana and increasing the participation of women in politics

                Consolidated Ghana’s democracy by ensuring gender equity and fairness in democratic representation in Parliament.

                Latin America


                On-going
                • July 2022 – June 2025

                  Promoción de la participación ciudadana a nivel nacional y local en el ciclo de las Políticas Públicas de Protección Social para la cohesión en Paraguay

                  Supporting the progressive implementation of the Social Protection System (SPS).
                  Completed
                  • 2018 – 2021

                    Nuestros derechos en la Agenda 2030 (Paraguay)

                    Facilitated political dialogue in policy-making on children’s social rights, emphasising gender inclusion and sustainable development.

                    Asia


                    Completed
                    • Dec 2019 – Nov 2021

                      Media Dialogue (Kyrgyzstan)

                      Strengthened the national media environment by engaging various stakeholders in discussions on challenges affecting the media sector.
                    • 2015 – 2019

                      INSPIRED Myanmar

                      Enhanced the role of civil society in public and policy affairs in cooperation with local authorities.