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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, 2015–December 31, 2016
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Geographic Focus Asia, Europe

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen public participation and give voice to civil society at the European Union level. 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 their outreach to the general public, and strengthen the organizational capacity and financial sustainability of its members. The grantee’s key achievements in 2013-2014 included leading a successful campaign on mainstreaming climate change issues in European Union policies, expanding their geographical scope of work to North Africa and the Middle East, and developing a new organizational structure and programmatic strategies. The grantee is registered in the Czech Republic, and its executive director is based in Budapest, Hungary.