European Endowment for Democracy
OriginsDeclaration on the Establishment of a European Endowment for Democracy
Area served
European Worldwide (outside United States)
Key people
Jerzy Pomianowski - Executive Director, David McAllister - Chairperson of Board of Governors

The European Endowment for Democracy is a European non-governmental organisation for the promotion of democracy, particularly in the European Neighbourhood, Turkey and the Western Balkans.[1][2] It was started in 2013 following a proposal by the Polish Presidency of the European Council,[3][4][5] and receives funding from the European Commission and twenty-three European countries.[6]


  1. ^ "The European Endowment for Democracy, Two Years On". Carnegie Europe. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ "About". European Endowment for Democracy. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. ^ Youngs, Richard; Brudzinska, Kinga. "EED in policy briefs: EED - Will it fly?" (PDF). Policy Brief. FRIDE. No.128, May 2012.
  4. ^ Tabaszewski, Robert K. (2013). Europejski Fundusz na rzecz Demokracji jako instytucja in statu nascendi (in Polish). Kraków. p. 173. ISBN 9788363861063.
  5. ^ Sikorski, Radosław. "Fostering Europe's infant democracies". Europe's World. Autumn 2011: 50–53.
  6. ^ Supporting people striving for democracy ANNUAL REPORT 2019. European Endowment for Democracy. 2020. p. 53.