Analysis of EC Response on Funding for Political NGOs
The EU claims to fund projects that advance human rights, peace, tolerance, and confidence building measures, but the activities of many NGO grantees are inconsistent with these goals. The ECs NGO selection process and the evaluation criteria remain entirely hidden. Responding to NGO Monitors request under EU transparency regulations, the EC belatedly provided a CD of about 50 documents, from which most of the relevant information was deleted. Although the EC claims to fund projects and not organizations, EC funding can comprise as much as 75% of an NGO recipients entire budget.