East East Beyond Borders Program

The East East Beyond Borders Program (EEBB) supports equal learning, exchange, and cooperation among civil society actors and activists.

The EEBB Program is a network program of the Open Society Institute, and has been run in Moldova since 1993. Throughout these years, the relationship of the non-governmental organizations and institutions of Moldova with various institutions from Central and Eastern Europe have been established, including those from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia, etc. The program is further interested in encouraging and strengthening experience exchange with other countries of the world, either at the regional or at the global levels.

The Program is implemented by Soros/Open Society Foundations in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan and Ukraine, and with institutional partners in Slovenia, Russia, Croatia, Turkey, Lithuania and Hungary.

Initiatives developed within the EEBB Program are seen as generator of ideas influencing social innovation, and overcoming dificulties in social change, contributing to policy dialogue and formulation of short-term and long-term concerns, responding to imperative needs of society, empowering people to work together toward common goals.

For 2012-2013 the EEBB Program in Moldova focuses its activities on the following strategic priorities:

  • Strenghening the process of democratization and europenization of the Republic of Moldova through building viable and efficient relationships with international and European organizations and facilitating access of civil society to opportunities for alternative channels of communication and colaboration;
  • Building good governance and democratic institutions, assuring human rights and citizen’s freedoms; strenghening partnerships between civil society and decision makers from different levels through studying experience available in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Facilitating access to experience and expertise on EU accession gathered by EU member-countries and it’s transfer towards its Eastern neighbors;
  • Encouraging social activism and citizens’ participation and engagement through approaching issues of major concern.

The Program does not support world congresses/annual conferences; creation of networks and alliances; individual travel/conference participation; artistic productions; consultancies; higher education research; translation/publishing; hard science; or, business/commercial/for-profit activities.

Pay a visit to the following link How to Apply to EEBB Program

Source of information: Soros Foundation-Moldova

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