Analitycal Center “Observatory of Democracy”
Observatory of Democracy received seed funding from EED to connect policy expertise with civic activism by establishing a new regional non-governmental think tank in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where independent think tanks are virtually non-existent. The organisation will provide research and scientifically validated backing for the advocacy efforts of local civil society, while also fostering policy debates on regional policy and policy issues in Kharkiv region and East Ukraine. It will also develop and offer expert recommendations, gain public support, and, on this basis, ensure promotion of data-informed policy decisions and inclusive policy changes. The initiative targets a range of beneficiaries, from the general public in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Poltava, Sumy, Dnipro regions to local and regional politicians as well as civic activists.