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General Purposes

CEE Bankwatch Network

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2013–December 31, 2014
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Geographic Focus Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen public participation and give voice to civil society at the European Union level. To this end, the CEE Bankwatch Network, a network of nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, will monitor the activities of international financial institutions and advocate for the adoption of environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly development policies by these institutions. During the grant period, the grantee will monitor the effects of European Union public finance on climate change, increase its outreach to the general public, and strengthen the organizational capacity and financial sustainability of the grantee and its members. The grantee’s key achievements in 2011-2012 included leading a successful campaign on mainstreaming climate change issues in European Union policies, strengthening its collaboration with peer organizations and citizens, and developing a new organizational structure and programmatic strategies. CEE Bankwatch Network is registered in the Czech Republic, and its executive director is based in Budapest, Hungary.