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Civil Society's Response to New Security Threats of the 21st Century

EastWest Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2006
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Europe, United States

About this grant

The EastWest Institute’s project, Civil Society’s Response to New Security Threats of the 21st Century, was created to enable non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from both sides of the Atlantic to share information and coordinate efforts to address new global security threats. The tragic events of September 11, in the United States, March 11, 2004 in Spain, and the recent massacre in Beslan, Russia, pose an unprecedented challenge to individuals and civil society organizations in evaluating and responding to threats.Multiyear funding will support efforts to assess the response of civil society to the challenges of terrorism; bring together NGOs from Europe and North America to strengthen their capacity for strategic coordination; rethink how NGOs from Europe and North America can develop a global response to security threats; encourage and facilitate a regular exchange of information and best practices; and increase the effectiveness of responses that connect civil liberties and human rights with efforts to produce a more secure world.EastWest Institute has worked in the field of security, political culture and economics in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since 1981.