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15 Jul: European Instrument for Human Rights and Democracy

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) was a little known but very effective thematic instrument of the European Union which directly supported grass roots civil society organisations in cooperation with the EU Delegation in country. Under the new Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), which promotes a ‘Global Europe’ for 2021-2027, EIDHR will be replaced by the Human Rights and Democracy thematic programme. Due to the success of EIDHR in addressing multiple human rights and democracy issues, which avoided funds going through governments, civil society organisations …