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European Neighborhood Initiative

EastWest Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine

About this grant

Despite providing a new impetus for countries on the borders of the European Union (EU) — Russia, the Western Newly Independent States and the Western Balkans — EU enlargement is also leading to the emergence of new dividing lines and potentially negative dynamics within Europe. The goal of the EastWest Institute’s European Neighborhood Initiative is to bridge these new dividing linesMultiyear funding will enable the institute to focus on helping the countries in the new eastern and southeastern borders of the EU to take advantage of their proximity. Activities will include creating a task force and organizing meetings to address the challenge of developing subregional cooperation; addressing key threats to European integration and security; and organizing a speaker series in Brussels to promote discussion among EU and neighboring country officials.EastWest Institute has worked in the field of security, political culture and economics in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since 1981.