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Fund for Democracy and Solidarity in Europe

Network of European Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2018–December 31, 2019
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

The program goal is to promote, protect, and reinvigorate the space for civic engagement in Europe. To this end, the Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation will manage a grantmaking fund to: 1) support prodemocratic and proEuropean civil society organizations facing hostile environments; and 2) strengthen trust in democratic institutions in Europe. The Fund for Democracy and Solidarity in Europe will leverage knowledge and financial resources from at least ten foundations active in Europe to support innovative approaches responding to the closing space trend. The program will operate throughout the European Union and will focus on countries where the democratic system is under stress and where support for a liberal democratic system is being questioned.