Regions of the EPD work
Post Soviet region
The Post-soviet region is an important neighboring region of Europe and European democracy assistance has been successful in some countries but rather neglected in others. EPD currently runs two projects with local partner organizations in Armenia, one aimed at capacity-building of Armenian civil society organizations, and the other one with a focus on opening the space for communication between civil society and the Armenian government. In Moldova, EPD is active in enhancing the information exchange between Moldovan civil society representatives and EU policymakers as well as in providing a platform through the Partnership Fair for sharing experience and building cooperative relationships between Moldovan civil society organizations and European NGOs.
The current situations and developments in both countries are reported and analyzed by regular EPD reports, the Armenian Monthly/Quaterly and the Moldova Weekly.
WIth its two programs in Burma, the EPD focuses on supporting the democracy defenders and their families, the independent press and on supporting the activities of democratic movements within civil society.
In Zimbabwe, EPD supports the democratization processes through two projects. In the aftermath of the political turmoil of the 2008 elections, EPD has provided practical assistance through its local partner organizations to victims of political violence. With the signing of the power-sharing deal between the ruling party of President Robert Mugabe and the opposition parties, EPD now works on reinforcing the interface between the Zimbabwean civil society and the inclusive government, in particular with regard to ensuring the meaningful participation of the people in the current constitutional reform process.
Being based in Brussels, the EPD hopes to support brokering the messages of Zimbabwean democracy defenders and democratic movements to the Brussels' policy makers.
The EPD Programme for Latin America, together with the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, Club of Madrid and FRIDE launched a knowledge-sharing process aimed at Associated organisations to the EPD, their partners as well as other European actors operating in the field of democracy support in Latin America. In this respect, two Latin America Roundtables to were held in spring 2009 and 2010, which aimed at identifying the perceived gaps regarding democracy support of the current partnership between the two continents.