The Agency for Legislative Initiatives, with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy, is launching the project “Assistance in Establishing Justice and Transparency”

“Assistance in establishing justice and transparency” is a new project of the Agency for Legislative Initiatives, which will be implemented with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).

As part of the Watchers.Media project, the media division of the Agency, will work to ensure transparency and accountability in the legal system, as well as to promote social justice and equality.

As a reminder, the Agency launched Watchers.Media in 2020. This is a specialized publication that publishes materials on significant topics and issues related to military aggression, law enforcement agencies, and investigations of high-profile events and crimes. The publication responds to current topics but also keeps in view those that have lost resonance, forcing them to return to the information space when there is a public interest in this.

Such projects are significant now because the investigation of crimes against humanity and the search for the truth in socially significant cases are, at the exact time key prerequisites for democratic development and post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

“The future of Ukraine depends on many factors. But the most important of them is society. I hope that the war, the previous transformations, and the post-war reconstruction will contribute to an increase in the level of civic education and understanding of democracy, which will be a safeguard against the collapse of the democratic process in the future. Democracy cannot be taken for granted. No one knows what the future will bring us. There can be many dangers to democracy – external and internal. In the future, we hope to support those projects that will help Ukrainian society not to deviate from the chosen democratic path,” says Jerzy Pomianowski, executive director of the European Fund for Democracy (EED).

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a committed partner of Ukrainian civil society, supporting initiatives to strengthen democratic processes. We are grateful for the opportunity to jointly implement initiatives that will help Ukraine on its democratic path!

Additional information:

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is an independent, grant-making organisation, established in 2013 by the European Union (EU) and EU member states as an autonomous International Trust Fund to foster democracy in the European Neighbourhood (Eastern Partnership – EaP – and Middle East and North Africa – MENA), the Western Balkans, Turkey and beyond. EED supports civil society organisations, pro-democracy movements, civic and political activists, and independent media platforms and journalists working towards a pluralistic, democratic political system.

The Agency for Legislative Initiatives is a leading Ukrainian think tank focused on the study of Ukrainian parliamentarism, support for Ukraine’s European integration path, work with decentralization reform, and political education.