East/West Parliamentary Practice Project (EWPPP)

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July 1990, Brussels (Belgium), as a joint initiative of European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and Ford Foundation; and with support from: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Originally came within the framework of European Cooperation Fund (ECF), currently Network of European Foundations (NEF). Became, Jan 1995, an independent foundation registered in accordance with Dutch law, for the purpose of which referred to as Foundation East/West Parliamentary Practice Project -- Stichting East/West Parliamentary Practice Project.


Contribute to overall European regional stability by supporting and strengthening the paramount democratic institution - the parliament - in countries faced with the enormous challenges related to the long process of democratic, political, social and economic transition, concentrating its efforts on: strengthening parliamentary democracy in Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Eurasia; encouraging the development of an enduring democratic culture in countries where it is operating; developing channels of communication among members of parliament across national boundaries in the framework of European integration; promoting cooperation between parliaments and civil society.

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Implements national, regional and international programmes for members of parliament, parliamentary staff and representatives of civil society throughout Eastern/Southeastern Europe and Eurasia. The majority of programmes take the form of multinational roundtables, which bring together participants with their counterparts from Western Europe, the USA and neighbouring countries.


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Dutch, English.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 26 countries
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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Parliament

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

1. Jun 2006
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