Funding for democracy and civil society

CD-United (Using New Investment to Empower Democracies) initiative provided funding for projects that support and strengthen democracy.

Through the CD-UNITED initiative, the CoD provided support to a number of projects, selected from externally submitted proposals. The theme of the projects implemented in 2016 / 2017 was Democracy in Action: Expanding Civil Society Space. Most organizations  working on topics associated with the basic values and human rights enshrined in the Warsaw Declaration were eligible for funding.

Projects that received grants in the previous years included training for pro-democracy lawyers in Cuba, democracy education programs in Kosovo and Mongolia, as well as roundtables on participatory approaches to social problems in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.