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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, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Geographic Focus Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine

About this grant

This grant continues support to CEE Bankwatch Network, a group of nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia that monitors activities of international financial institutions and advocates for the adoption of environmentally sustainable development policies by these institutions. During the grant period, the network will monitor the work of the European Investment Bank, strengthen a coalition of environmental nonprofits in the Balkans to monitor development projects, and engage more deeply on climate change issues. Mott’s previous general purpose support enabled the network to expand its membership and partnerships with nongovernmental organizations across this broad region, effectively lead an international campaign focused on increasing the transparency of the European Investment Bank, and hold networking meetings and strategic planning events. The network is registered in the Czech Republic, and its executive director is based in Budapest, Hungary.