15 years fostering development in Ukraine
We are changing our country and want to see it be modern and innovative, attractive to investors, and comfortable to live in. A country where the government is accountable, effective and responsible, and the people have opportunities to actualize their potential.
We are changing our country and want to see it be modern and innovative, attractive to investors, and comfortable to live in. A country where the government is accountable, effective and responsible, and the people have opportunities to actualize their potential.
Key milestones
Since 2008, East Europe Foundation has invested $30 million in various development programs, including over $7 million in the form of more than 400 grants for local NGOs
$30 mln
invested by EEF in various development programs since 2008
$7 mln
issued by EEF in the form of grants for local NGOs
e-services have been instituted in Ukraine to prevent corruption
million Ukrainians have already used the services introduced by EEF
bills and regulatory acts have been drafted by EEF to institute more effective administration
Ukrainian civil society organizations have increased their institutional capacity thanks to EEF
communities across Ukraine are making use of our electronic products and solutions
Annual report
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Since it began operations, EEF has completed more than 100 programs of various scales, durations, and complexity. Each of them was in line with our strategic goals, which include: developing a strong, active civil society, fostering effective and democratic public administration at every level, and building institutional capacity among both NGOs and government agencies
EGAP Program
The E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program (EGAP) is being implemented by East Europe Foundation and Innovabridge Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation over 2015–2023.
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TAPAS Project
East Europe Foundation in partnership with the Eurasia Foundation is implementing the USAID / UK aid Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS Project to support Ukraine in times of war and contribute to the post-war recovery through the development of open data and digitalization of state services.
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Employment Opportunities with Diia.Digital Education
To create opportunities for up-skilling and reskilling and further employment of Ukrainians, allocated a grant of USD 2 million. Program implementation is from October 2022 to January 2025.
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Developing Digital Registers
The Project is being implemented by East Europe Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine with funds from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany via GIZ.
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Phoenix: Resilient Ukraine in the Time of War
Phoenix Project: Resilient Ukraine in the Time of War is aimed at capacity building of non-governmental organizations to work effectively with both IDPs and local authorities in host communities, engaging youth and techno-activists, and promoting the activity of small and micro businesses. The Project is funded by the European Union.
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Stiykist’ Programme
East Europe Foundation is implementing Stiykist’ Programme within a consortium of non – governmental organisations led by ERIM (France) in partnership with Human Rights House Foundation, Human Rights House Tbilisi, the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, and funded by the European Union. The goal is to strengthen civil society organisations, public activists, and the media of Ukraine in war conditions.
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Spilnodiia Program
East Europe Foundation is implementing the Spilnodiia Program in partnership with the Ukrainian Independent Center for Political Research and the Together Against Corruption nongovernmental organization with European Union funds.
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Capable and Resistant Project
East Europe Foundation is backing civil society organizations in Ukraine via grants and trainings with the support by Switzerland.
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Safe School Program
East Europe Foundation initiated this program intending to support the educational system of Ukraine by equipping basic shelters in schools to secure comfortable and decent conditions for the continuous stay of children, in-school staff, and other community members.
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Civilian Population Protection Program
East Europe Foundation is implementing the Civilian Population Protection Program in partnership with Hala Systems Inc. and the State Emergency Service with funds from the European Union. The purpose of the Program is to raise self-defence awareness among the public during and after the occurrence of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.
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“Watch your step!” Program
East Europe Foundation in cooperation with SES of Ukraine funded by DanChurchAid is implementing a program aimed at raising awareness of citizens about mine danger. The program will last from June to December 2022.
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Together We Shelter
A program to strengthen civil society organizations’ capacity to help people affected by the Russian war. It is implemented with financial support of the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund.
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The Shelter Project: assistance to internally displaced people
Since the first days of the full-scale war, East Europe Foundation has been implementing the Shelter Project, which aims to help those most in need – people who were forced to leave their homes or found themselves in the areas of active hostilities.
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Support the Crimea Platform
“Supporting the Crimea Platform: It’s Time to Remind that Crimea is Ukraine” is a program implemented by East Europe Foundation with funding from USAID. The program’s objective is to develop effective approaches to reintegrating Crimea back to Ukraine and improve the operational capacity of the Office of Crimea Platform.
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Microgrants for Small Businesses
East Europe Foundation is an implementing partner of a program that will provide microgrants to small businesses and will last from May 2022 to February 2023. Within the program, more than 300 micro and small enterprises affected by russia’s armed aggression in Ukraine will receive financing of UAH 150 000.
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Business Support Organization (BSO) School
The Business Support Organization (BSO) School / 2nd Component "On Guard for Business Interests" is being implemented by East Europe Foundation (EEF) with funding under USAID’s Competitive Economy Program (CEP). The implementation period: from March 2020 through December 2022.
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E-Veteran Registry Development Support
The program to support the development of a Unified State Register of Veterans is being carried out by East Europe Foundation in response to the provisions of a Memorandum of Cooperation and Understanding with the Ministry of Veteran Affairs.
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Organizational Support for Gogolfest
This project is being carried out by East Europe Foundation and Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), which operates in Ukraine through the Swiss Cooperation Organization (SCO). The beneficiary is the Gogolfest Festival of Contemporary Art, a community organization.
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Zrozumilo! online educational platform
The Zrozumilo! platform offers free online learning for representatives of the civil sector, government and local government agencies, educators, pupils and students, and generally anybody who is interested in personal development and in acquiring quality knowledge.
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Ukraine in Europe: Parliamentary Dimension Project
The Project is being implemented by East Europe Foundation together with the Berlin-based Zentrum Liberale Moderne with funding from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs till the 2022 year-end.
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The question of accountability and transparency is extremely important to us. Every year, we undergo an international financial audit that follows, we believe, the strictest standards: the entire organization is audited, along with its entire budget. In addition, we sometimes carry out special audits of our key programs.
Serhiy Solovko
Financial and Administrative Director
Volunteering from A to Z
A new course launched on the Zrozumilo! Online Educational Platform will tell you all about volunteering
We Continue Providing Grants
We never stops helping Ukrainians. Recently, we funded three NGOs under the Shelter Program that supports IDPs throughout Ukraine.
Creativity Despite the War
More than 2.5 thousand children are currently enrolled in the educational institution in Khmelnytskyi. During air raids, children continue to study in the shelter.
Board Game “Watch Your Step!”
You should talk about landmine safety with children. To make sure the important information is presented clearly, EEF together with SESU and the YMCA published a board game “Watch Your Step!”
Child’s residence register extract
Child’s residence register extract is available on the Diia portal. Previously, the service was only available in the app.
Grants for Kharkiv organizations
We are pleased to announce cooperation with four organizations from Kharkiv within the framework of the "Capable and Resistant" project implemented by East Europe Foundation with the financial support of Switzerland.
Online Course – CBRN Threats
This new course addresses chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats in simple and understandable terms. A special session is devoted to info-terror.
Story of Chernihiv Nursery
Damaged during the hostilities, Chernihiv Nursery School was closed for students in 2022. However, recently, it has been completely renovated in order to resume childcare in 2023.
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