The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
The Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (dvv international) has been partnering with SovLab for more than 3 years already.
With the support of DVV International SovLab has implemented two projects - project "Red Terror Topography" and project "Soviet Tbilisi". Currently Soviet Past Research Laboratory is running one more project with the financial support of DVV - "Lost History - Memories About Repressed Women"
Open Society Georgia Foundation is the donor organizations of one of the projects. Since January 2011 the project “Virtual Platform: Rethinking the Soviet Past” of Soviet Past Research Laboratory has been working with the financial support of the foundation.
"The Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) is a member of the Open Society Institute Network, which was founded by the New York-based Open Society Institute in 1994.
The OSGF is committed to the development of democracy and civil society. The OSGF advocates for citizens' interests, and supports measures that enhance the protection of human rights and respect for diversity of opinion.
Along with other donor institutions, the OSGF has greatly contributed to the development of civil society and the media in Georgia. The OSGF has implemented projects and backed initiatives and innovative approaches that support the protection of human rights and the rule of law. The Foundation has also a strong record of achievements in developing civic institutions and the media, promoting civic values, conducting fair elections, and improving access to education and health care; it has also provided major support for European and national integration programs and the development of social equality."
Additional information regarding OSGF can be found on the link below:
With the co-financing of The South Caucasus Regional Office of The Heinrich Boell Foundation Soviet Past Research Laboratory carried out the project “Red Terror Topography”and issued a souvenir calendar.
"The regional office for the South Caucasus was opened in 2003. Its main objective is to contribute to the forming of free, fair and tolerant societies in the region. Therefore it supports and facilitates cooperation of individuals and organizations throughout the region who, based on the principle values of human rights, search for the change of undemocratic and intolerant attitudes in societies and politics, for the transformation of ethno-political and territorial conflicts into the direction of fair and non-violent solutions and for the sustainable development of people and communities. The Foundation encourages critical public debate to make processes of decision-making democratic and transparent."
For further information about the Foundation visit the following link: http://georgien.boell-net.de/web/166-469.html .