The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a grant-giving organization that supports local actors of democratic change in the European Neighborhood and beyond.
The European Endowment for Democracy was created to promote European democratic values and freedom. With a joint effort of institutions in the EU member states, (EED) remains an independent private institution with a seat in Brussels
"The (EED) can play an important role by working directly with all those who are thirsty for democracy by providing flexible non-bureaucratic support and adopting measures tailored to meet their needs and demands on the ground"
Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign and Security Affairs of the European Union and First Vice-President of the European Commission