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Council of Europe PDF Print

council-of-europe-logoThe Council of Europe, based in France, now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop, throughout Europe, common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs PDF Print

The-Netherlands-MFAAs well as being responsible for the foreign policy of the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs also supports non-governmental organisations in implementing development activities.

Eurasia Foundation PDF Print

EurasiaF_logoEurasia Foundation is a privately managed non-profit organization supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other public and private donors. Since 1992, Eurasia Foundation has invested over $380 million through more than 8,400 grants and operating programs in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

European Commission PDF Print

EC-LOGOThe European Commission embodies and upholds the general interest of the European Union, and funds programmes which support EU policies. 

European Cultural Foundation PDF Print

ECFlogoBringing people closer together through cultural cooperation and creative activities is at the heart of the European Cultural Foundation's activities. Their independence allows them to take risks, do things differently, and work where others might not go.

Freedom Forum PDF Print

freedom-fourm-logoThe Freedom Forum, based in Washington DC, USA, is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three priorities: the Newseum, the First Amendment and newsroom diversity. The Freedom Forum was established in 1991 under the direction of Founder Al Neuharth as successor to a foundation started in 1935 by newspaper publisher Frank E. Gannett.


irex-logoIREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development. Founded in 1968, IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries. 

Norwegian Union of Journalists PDF Print

NJ 4NJ also works for openness and transparency wherever power is exercised and to further develop the media Code of Ethics. NJ shall be the driving force for strengthening and protecting the Cod NJ believes that diversity of ownership and diversity of media content are closely linked. More and more media are being concentrated on fewer hands.NJ works to influence media owners to base their ownership on publicistic values and editorial independence.

Open Society Institute PDF Print

OSI-LOGOThe Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, the OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Sigrid Rausing Trust PDF Print

The-Sigrid-Rausing-TrustThe Sigrid Rausing Trust is a grant-giving foundation based in London. It was founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support the international human rights movement. They run four programmes: Civil and Political Rights, Women’s Rights, Minority Rights and Social and Environmental Justice.

Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency - SIDA PDF Print

SIDAsmalllogoSida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions.


Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation PDF Print

swiss agency for development and cooperation SDCThe Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.


UK Department for International Development PDF Print

DFID_logoThe Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. DFID works with governments of developing countries, charities, businesses and international bodies, including the World Bank, the UN agencies and the European Commission in order to implement development projects.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office PDF Print

FCO Logo high-defThe UK Government's department for foreign affairs. As well as being responsible for the implementation of the foreign policy of the UK and representing British interests overseas, the FCO also funds programmes which help to deliver its policy goals.


unesco_logo_en (2)UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

United Nations Development Program PDF Print

undp_logoThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

Westminster Foundation for Democracy PDF Print

WFD-LOGOEstablished in 1992, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy is an independent public body sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It works to achieve sustainable political change in emerging democracies. Working with and through partner organisations, it seeks to strengthen the institutions of democracy, principally political parties (through the work of the UK political parties), parliaments and the range of institutions that make up civil society. The WFD believes that, for a democracy to flourish, all of these institutions must be strong and sustainable.