In the wake of the controversy over European government funding for political NGOs, the European Commission’s Delegation to Israel has increased the level of transparency on its Partnerships for Peace (PfP) website, adding detailed project summaries and listing partner organizations who also benefit from EU support.

Additionally, a table of grantees from the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) site, which was “removed by mistake on 2 July, 2009,” was reposted following correspondence with NGO Monitor.

While the new information on EU-funded projects is a positive development, many of these grants exacerbate the conflict and promote campaigns against Israel, including ARIJ’s “Monitoring Israeli Colonizing Activities in the Palestinian West Bank & Gaza.” NGO Monitor’s requests for documents that would explain the procedure for NGO grants and evaluations of their impacts continue to be denied.