CIVIL SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT
IREX Europe assists nations and peoples in their development
Our work focuses on supporting human rights, good governance and promoting democracy by supporting and working with activists and civil society organisations directly, by seeking to improve education, strengthen independent media and reduce conflict.
The IREX Europe approach emphasises partnerships with local development organisations and provides training and capacity building in order to create sustainable change.
We believe we have a particular and unique approach to our work based on our hands-on, labour intensive partnership approach where our project team is constantly involved at every level of our projects’ implementation. We seek to build holistic projects working at multiple levels and over extended periods of time (5 years +) to effect real change where we work.
We do this by seeking to build multi-funded projects that work to strengthen local organisations both as institutions and as more effective actors in their domain. We identify and work with local partners, building long-standing close relationships founded on trust, equal partnership, a sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills, and seek to empower and strengthen our partners and individuals within partner organisations.
IREX Europe operates with funding support from multiple donors, including the EU, United Nations, and bilateral governments.
Our values: Freedom of Expression, The right to education, Equality for all peoples, Inclusive/participative and peaceful communities, Protection and understanding of the rights of individuals
What do we do ?
IREX Europe works with Human Rights Defenders and activists aiming at promoting gender equality, women’s and LGBTIQ+ rights.
IREX Europe works to empower citizens to engage critically with what they watch, hear and read – increasing their resistance to fake news and helping them access accurate and objective information.
IREX Europe provides assistance and capacity building to media organisations, journalists, media lawyers and civil society organisations (CSOs) focused on media freedom.
IREX Europe promotes a community of Human Rights supporters and advocates united by shared values. We seek to support human rights activists and organisations so that they can better serve their communities and better advocate for their rights.
IREX Europe works to strengthen independent media and help ensure access to alternative sources of information.
2019 Annual Report