Project "Civil Society for Democratisation"


Project aims tp make civil society organisations more capable to advocate democratisation reforms on regional and local levels


1. Increase the involvement of a wider range of civil society (CS) actors in the democratisation process in Ukraine, with a focus on the actors outside of the capital;

2. Enhance the capacity of CS actors in their own outreach and engagement with citizens and communities;

3. Strengthen regional CSOs internal control and governance, development of professional not-for-profit management;

4. Advance regional and thematic policy dialogue between civil society and relevant stakeholders.


(a) Increased involvement of various CS actors in the democratisation process in Ukraine (37 grants; 25 CSOs of different types involved (charitable funds, NGOs, think tanks, civil initiatives); all regions of Ukraine);

(b) Enhanced capacity of CS actors to outreach and engage with citizens and communities (4 trainings on communication, 80 persons trained; 20 policy dialogue events conducted by grantees; 400 people participating the events by grantees);

(c) Strengthened regional CSOs internal control and governance, development of professional not-for-profit management (15 internal policies implemented; 4 trainings on internal control and governance, 80 persons trained);

(d) Advanced regional and thematic policy dialogue between civil society and relevant stakeholders (2000 readers; 100 regional publications; 20 meetings with stakeholders).

Intermediate results:
Quantitative results of the project for the first year of activity

Grants provided: 9 CSOs-grantees of the project

Regional coverage: Chernihivska, Dnipropetrovska, Luhanska, Ternopilska, Vinnytska, Zhytomyrska, Odeska, Khmelnytska, Donetska, Lvivska, Rivnenska, Khersonska oblasts, Kyiv. 

Number of events organized by the grantees: 12 (press conferences, presentation of reports, discussions).

Number of participants of the grantee's events:  853 (considering participants and viewers pon YouTube and Facebook ).

Meetings with stakeholders organized within the framework of the grants:  10. 

Number of grantees publications within the initiative “Civil Society for Democratisation”: 78 (grantees websites and social media pages). 

Events orginized within the framework of the Project: 15 (5 trainings, 2 conferences and 8 online discussions). For detailed information please visit section “Events” and “News of the Institute” Number of participants within the Project: 444 (via ZOOM platform), 1944 (views on YouTube).

Qualitative results of the project for the first year of activity:

“Instruments of local democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic” Research. The results of the research were presented at the “Democracy on “Quarantine”? How local democracy tools worked out” discussion

Link on the research:   

Link on the discussion:

Results of the Research are following:

  • The project grantees have made analysis of communication between the government and community during the pandemic in Chernihiv, Dnipro, Luhansk, Ternopil, Vinnytsya, Zhytomyr, Odesa, Khmelnytsky, Donetsk, Lviv, Rivne, Kherson regions  and the city of Kyiv.
  • Recommendations for local authorities were elaborated and sent to all Ukrainian regions.
  • A platform for the exchange of ideas and experience among civil activists, government officials and experts were created.
  • Information on local democracy tools (participatory budgets, youth councils, electronic petitions, etc.)  for those who are interested in the democratic process development on the local level and for project grantees was provided.
  • During the "Internal policies and procedures in CSOs: the need for implementation, application peculiarities and practical advice" training, civil activists acquired  practical recommendations and knowledge of main policies and procedures in CSOs. This, in turn, contributed to the implementation of one or more policies by  the participant organizations.



Project Coordinator - Oleksandra Horiacheva,

Project Assistant – Mariia Neshcheret,

Grant Manager – Kostiantyn Mykhailychenko,

Communication Manager - Oleksandra Karapuz, 


1.10.2020 – 30.09.2023


The project is financed by the European Union

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